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5 day Kayak Adventure down Hawkesbury River

Take the trip of a lifetime, our trademark expedition. 5 days of paddling one of the world's great waterways. From the beautiful Berowra Valley, past the mysterious Marramarra Creek, onto the mighty Hawkesbury River, through Broken Bay, into Pittwater, and out to the Pacific Ocean.

We provide all the food and equipment, all you need to bring is a sense of adventure. Cruise past the riverside settlements, and get out of the kayaks and hike through the bush to incredible lookouts. Treat yourself to some meals at the finest waterfront restaurants, or enjoy our delicious catering.

Explore 4 national parks, see shipwrecks, waterfalls, historic islands, indigenous sites, and beautiful beaches. No experience required. 5 days is a nice relaxed pace, with plenty of time to explore - the trip can easily be done in less.

Life is an adventure. Come and explore with us.

per adult from

$923

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket
    • Camping equipment - tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat
    • Entry/Admission - Berowra Valley National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Berowra Creek Campground
    • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Flint & Steel Beach
    • Entry/Admission - West Head Lookout
    • Entry/Admission - The Basin
    • Entry/Admission - Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Currawong Beach Cottages
    • Entry/Admission - Palm Beach
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Berowra Waters Inn
    • Entry/Admission - A Chef Secrets

  • Day 1: Berowra Valley

    Stop At: Berowra Valley National Park, Crosslands Road, Hornsby, New South Wales 2077 Australia
    Tour starts at Berowra Waters Boat Ramp. Alternatively, start at Crosslands reserve for an extra paddle, or more alternatively, start at Galston Gorge for an extra 6 km hike to Crosslands. Get safe and comfortable with the stable and stylish double sit on top kayaks.


    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Berowra Waters Inn, 1 Calabash Point, Berowra Waters NSW 2082, Australia
    Pass by the iconic sandstone restaurant, or stop in for a meal if you're fancy
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Crosslands Reserve, Somerville Rd, Hornsby Heights NSW 2077, Australia
    If doing the extended route, this is a perfect opportunity for a picnic before taking off on our epic adventure
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Naa Badu Lookout, Benowie Walking Track, Berowra Heights NSW 2082, Australia
    Pass beneath the high cliffs
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Berowra Creek Campground, Hornsby Heights NSW 2077, Australia
    If doing the extra hike from Galston gorge at the start of the trip, guests will pass through the campground, with an opportunity to take a rest
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: A Chef Secrets, Lot 466 (Berowra side next to Boatshed Kiosk, Berowra Waters Ferry, Berowra Waters NSW 2082, Australia
    Great opportunity for a hearty Italian, lunch right on the water, if guests choose
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Berowra Waters, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Pass through this iconic waterfront settlement
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
    Glimpse the entry to this mysterious wilderness as we make our way down the river

    Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    Hike to an incredible lookout for breathtaking views over the river
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
    Visit the ruins of an old church, cemetery of the early settlers, and midden from the indigenous inhabitants.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
    Pass by the charming settlement on the northern side of the river, perfect place to stop for a drink
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
    Spend the night in this unique settlement on the banks of the Hawkesbury
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Stay at Milsons Passage, Milson Island, or Camp at Twin Beaches. All food and equipment provided.

    Day 2: Hawkesbury River

    Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
    Paddle alongside the shipwreck and hear the history of this remarkable vessel
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre, PMB 11, Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
    Paddle around the island and hear the history of how this beautiful island went from a drunk tank, to an insane asylum, to a recreation centre

    Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
    Join the mighty Hawkesbury Proper, which will take us all the way towards the Ocean
    Duration: 4 hours

    Pass By: Peat Island, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
    Float past the abandoned asylum

    Stop At: Kangaroo Point, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
    Option to stop in at the lovely Estuary restaurant, and nice new Savannah bar on the water
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dangar Island, Dangar Island, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Pull into a beach to explore this fascinating community, enjoy a coffee at the cafe or a drink at the pub, or just admire the boat houses from the water.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Spectacle Island Nature Reserve, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
    Admire the rugged beauty of this wonderful wildlife refuge

    Pass By: Mooney Mooney, Mooney Mooney, New South Wales
    The northern gateway to the Hawkesbury

    Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia
    The perfect place to stop for a coffee on the banks of the river
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Broken Bay, New South Wales, Australia
    Enjoy the waters on the beautiful beach as we make camp for the night (unless staying in boat house)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Stay in a tent or a cabin at Broken Bay

    Day 3: Broken Bay

    Stop At: Patonga, Patonga, New South Wales
    Paddle around the headland to this charming beachside settlement
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Warrah Lookout, Tony Doyle Track, Patonga, New South Wales 2256 Australia
    Hike the trail to this wonderful look out with views up the river, over the harbour and out to the ocean.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Flint & Steel Beach, Ku-ring-ai Chase National Park, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales 2083 Australia
    Stop in at this rugged beach on the bay for a breather and a short hike through the bush to another lookout
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: West Head Lookout, West Head Rd Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    One of the greatest lookouts in thew world, with jaw dropping views of Pittwater and beyond
    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Currawong Beach NSW 2108, Australia
    Pass by this unique collection of cabins operated by the Council

    Pass By: Great Mackerel Beach, Great Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    One of Sydney's most famous settlements, see what makes it so special

    Stop At: The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Pittwater, New South Wales 2084 Australia
    Spend the night in this iconic campground, complete with showers and toilets
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Stay at YHA Pittwater, or camp at The Basin, with Showers, toilets, shelters, BBQs, Boat House options also available

    Day 4: Pittwater

    Stop At: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales Australia
    Ku-Ring-Gai is the second oldest National Park in Australia. A massive swathe of untouched wilderness. There are several walks to choose from.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: West Head Lookout, West Head Rd Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    Incredible views up the river and over Broken Bay out to the PAcific Ocean
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Great Mackerel Beach, Great Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Pull in to admire some of the beachfront properties, have a swim or a hike
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Currawong Beach Cottages, Currawong, Currawong Beach NSW 2108, Australia
    Stop for a splash at Currawong and have a look at this council-run retreat. Also an option to stay the night.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Basin, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Pittwater, New South Wales 2084 Australia
    Camp in comfort, with showers and toilets, we provide the rest
    Duration: 5 hours

    Pass By: Scotland Island, Scotland Island, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    Admire the properties and contemplate a different sort of life as we paddle around Sydney's dream destination

    Pass By: Church Point, Church Point, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    The gateway to Pitttwater

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camp at the Basin, or Stay at YHA Pittwater. Boat House options also available.

    Day 5: Pacific Ocean

    Stop At: Barrenjoey Lighthouse, 1199D Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
    Short hike up the headland to the historic lighthouse, for unforgettable views up the river and out to the ocean. Perfect chance to try and spot some migrating whales
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Boathouse Palm Beach, Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
    Enjoy a coffee or a meal at this iconic restaurant
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lovett Bay Boatshed, Lot 6, Lovett Bay NSW 2105, Australia
    One of many charming boat sheds we admire on the tour
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ocean Rd, Palm Beach, Pittwater, New South Wales 2108 Australia
    The beautiful headland at the very top of Sydney is the end of our tour
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Pittwater, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    The setting for our day's adventure
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Pittwater, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
    The very top of the Northern Beaches, we'll see it from both sides as we paddle around into the ocean for a triumphant finish.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Crosslands Reserve, Somerville Rd, Hornsby Heights NSW 2077, Australia
    2: Galston Gorge, Dural NSW 2158, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact us directly to arrange pick up detailsAirports
    • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia
    Ports
    • Overseas Passenger Terminal
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Palm Beach Wharf, Palm Beach NSW 2108, Australia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by River Adventures

Activity ID: V-142198P7

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