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Women's Overnight Canoe Trip: Shoalhaven Gorge April 6th-7th

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This is one of our ultimate adventures. Join us for a canoe up into the stunning Shoalhaven Gorge. We pack our camping gear into the canoes to spend the night by the river, relax around the fire and feel totally away from it all.

Your qualified flat water canoeing Leader and WWA Founder Monique, will ensure a safe, fun filled adventure choosing the pase that will best suit the group and the weather conditions for the weekend.

  • Start time: Meeting 9.15am at the Safaries House location "Base House"
  • Finish time: Between 1.30-2pm on Sunday
  • Level: Suitable for beginenrs. Some paddle fitness required. Must be comfortbale to sleep in a tent outdoors.
  • Numers: 10 women
  • Leader: Tracy Gibson: 0415 657 567
  • Price: $450pp + bookings fees

Day 1

We are meeting at the Base House 'NOT THE SHOP' (2210 Moss Vale Rd Barrengarry 2577) in Kangaroo Valley at 9.15am sharp. We will be organsing to leave our cars at the Base House and only take our camping gear. From here at we are taking a twenty-minute shuttle to Tallowa Dam, then a 3 hour paddle into the spectacular Shoalhaven Gorge which is recognised as one of the most scenic flat water paddles in Australia, especially after rain with many waterfalls coming over the majestic sandstone cliffs.

We stop on the way to have morning tea by the river and take our time.

We will be camping at one of the Fossickers Flat area's by the river to enjoy the peace, no roads, no powerboats, just the noise of the birds to wake you up in the morning.

At night we have a fire, some wine and cook up a healthy meal.

Please note *This trip may change due to winds and weather. Your leader will update you before or on the trip if our camping location needs to change.

Day 2

Wake up by the river and enjoy a yummy outdoors breakfast and a swim. Return paddle to Tallowa Dam by 1.30pm. We will allow 3.5 hours to enjoy moring tea on the banks along the way. We will meet the shuttle for the return back to our cars.

What to Bring:

  • SLEEPING BAG
  • TENT (we have 3 tents on offer for hire for $15 each, please indicate if you need to hire on booking).
  • GROUND MAT
  • CAMPING CHAIR
  • PERSONAL SNACKS
  • EATING UTENSILS...CUP...PLATE...BOWL...KNIFE, FORK
  • HEAD TORCH WITH NEW BATTERY
  • GARBAGE BAG
  • PLEASE PACK 3L WATER. WE WILL SUPPLY ADDITIONAL FOR COOKING AND DRINKING
  • PERSONAL MEDICATION
  • RAIN COAT. YOU MUST BRING THIS
  • A PAIR OF SHOES TO GET WET
  • WARM CLOTHES TO GET CHANGED INTO AFTER DAY 2
  • WARM JACKET
  • HAT
  • TOILET ROLL
  • GOOD BOOK
  • BEANIE
  • 2X SOCKS
  • TOWEL
  • UGG BOOTS
  • SWIMMERS
  • DRY BAG IF YOU OWN. OTHERWISE WE CAN LEAND YOU A BAG
  • CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR NIGHT ON DAY 1 (Pack a warm jumper as it can get cold by the river)
  • BREAKFAST FOR SUNDAY * We will provide coffee, tea and hot water for breakfast
  • BYO wine

INCLUDED:

  • ALL CANOE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING PFD
  • ADVENTURE LEADER
  • DINNER AND DESSERT ON SATURDAY NIGHT
  • BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY
  • MORNING TEA ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
  • FIRE SNACKS
  • SHUTTLE RETURN
  • COOKING GEAR
  • FIRST AID
  • WATERPROOF CONTAINERS FOR YOUR CAMPING GEAR
  • SKILLS BREIFING
  • TENT HIRE (If needed, please bring your own tent if you have one)


Directions to Kangaroo Valley Safaris Base House from Sydney.

The Hume Highway (m5) is much more direct than the coast road. Follow these directions and it will take you 2 hours to get here. Come down the Hume highway towards Canberra, Take the Mittagong exit .Go to Bowral. From Bowral follow the signs to Nowra (do not go to moss vale). This is the Sheepwash Road. This road will take you past Fitzroy falls. You will come down Barrengarry Mountain. Once you are at the bottom of the mountain you will see us 3 klms on the left. Look for the big Kangaroo Valley Safaris sign at our gate. If you get to Hampden Bridge you have gone 1.5 klm too far.

If you have any questions about booking this trip, please contact our friendly team who will assit you.

We look forward to spending the trip with you.


Kind Regards,

The Women Want Adventure Team

0403918346

www.womenwantadventure.com.au




FAQ

What if it s raining? Women Want Adventure trips still go ahead in all types of weather, unless electric storms. Monique will be in contact with you in case of a change in plans. Please bring your wet weather gear as we canoe in raining weather.

How old do I need to be to attend? Women Want Adventure trips are for women over the age of 18 years.

Roughly how old are the women attending? Between mid 30's to late 60's.

Do I need to be really fit? No. We paddle very slow and take our time. You will be in a doulbe caneo and has assistance from your partner.

Do I need to book with a friend becuase two ladies go in a canoe? No! Come individually! We make it work with numbers and it's a really nice way to connect with a new friend paddelling up the Gorge.

Cancelation Policy for this trip: Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. It is up to you to cancel your booking. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply:

We hope you do not need to cancel your trip, however if cancellation takes place the following will apply:

  • More than 30 days before the trip there is no charge
  • 29-15 days before the scheduled trip there is a 20% administration fee
  • 14 days or less before the scheduled trip the full fee will be charged (100% of the participant cost).


* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.

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