A guide for Walking Rivers is kneeling down in front of a group of kayaks on the edge of the lake during a Myall Lakes Kayaking trip

Walking Rivers, Newcastle’s premier outdoor company, focuses on providing you, your family, and friends with an unforgettable experience. Let us show you some of the best kayaking, abseiling, and bushwalking adventures NSW has to offer. We strive to be your teacher, guide, cook, and friend at all times, encouraging you to fully immerse yourself in each day’s adventure activity. We understand that our journeys create lifelong memories for people like you. Every Walking Rivers adventure guarantees a five-star experience thanks to well-maintained equipment, qualified guides, and precise logistics.

Duke of Edinburgh’s

Award Journeys

Adventure journeys are a big part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) program. Encouraging young people, building teamwork, and teaching individuals to be independent will be a few of our journey goals.

When Abseiling is high on your bucket list.

For people that want to mix some adrenaline with their time in the outdoors, our license allows some great cliffs for you to play on. People of any age and physical ability can do this, all it takes is some courage.

Bushwalking that’s more than a walk through the bush

Let us provide the opportunity for you to reconnect with nature. More than just a walk through the bush, you will learn navigation and survival skills in addition to using the bush as a therapy to de-stress.

Let Kayaking enter your life and you might get addicted

Enjoy a fully guided single day or multi-day Kayak journey on some of NSW premier waterways. Catering to all levels of experience and supplying everything you need to soak up some water therapy.

When You Can’t Find The Right School Program

In addition to a comprehensive list of Duke of Edinburgh adventurous journeys, all levels, we can tailor a full range of activities to suit individual school group requirements and outcomes.

Don’t take our word for it, read below what our clients are saying about us……..

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My wife and I went abseiling for my birthday. We had such a great day! Ivan was an outstanding guide. We felt safe the whole time. He trained us up well and made a great lunch spread too. All in all an excellent adventure with a great guide. We are looking to go on other adventures with him in the future. We highly recommend adventuring with him.
Response from the owner: Happy Birthday Paul, what a great way to spend your birthday. In nature experiencing some of the many things the bush/National parks have on offer. It was a pleasure for me to spend the day with you and your wife and I will look forward to another adventure with you both. Cheers Ivan
What an amazing day! Ivan picked us up on time and took us out to the Watagans. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of abseiling down the 20m and 60 m cliffs. The views were spectacular, we even saw a rock wallaby and pair of wedge tail eagles. I felt really safe and confident under Ivan's guidance and was easily able to trust the brief that he gave us while descending. On a side note, loved the healthy lunch that was provided, that was an added bonus. Ivan was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot on our trip with him. We'd love to explore more of the area with Ivan and continue on adventures with him!
Response from the owner: Thank you for your great review Rebecca and Paul. I am really happy you enjoyed your day. I consider it a privilege to be able to share our National Parks with people like yourself . I truly thank you for the trust you placed in me as you dangled on a piece of rope over the edge of a sixty meter drop. I would love to see you both again on another adventure. I also had a great day.
We had a fantastic time paddling the Snowy River with Ivan and Pete. Superb scenery, fabulous food and a great adventure. The wildlife, company and banter along the way was a highlight!
Response from the owner: Thank you for the great fun review Matt. I was captivated by you showing me the original survey mark on the tree stump at Jacobs campground. very few people would know what it signifies and would just walk past it, myself included. I am really grateful for the knowledge you shared, Thank you . I wish you all the best and hope to see you again on a river one day. Best regards Ivan
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Best kayaking experience. Ivan and Glenn went out of their way to make sure the group had an excellent time. The views on the lake were breathtaking.We were visiting from California with work and we booked our tour for our last weekend in Newcastle. Our day kayaking was the pinnacle of our trip!Throughout the trip both Ivan and Glenn provided information about every animal we encountered and historical facts about the different areas throughout the lake we explored. I’ve been kayaking throughout the United States, but never experienced anything like this before. Being mid winter, we felt we had the entire lake to ourselves with great company. Definitely recommend exploring the lake and kayaking with Ivan and Glenn!! Thank you both!! 🙏
Response from the owner: Hi Candy, Love your review of the day on the Myall Lakes. It's so good to read what we offer is impactful for people like yourself, coming from overseas. Thank youWarmest Regards Ivan
Ivan is an awesome guide and instructor. We completed the 4 hours abseiling experience on my partner's birthday. Definitely a bonus that it comes with the 4 x 4 drive through the national park. After the abseiling we also had some time for a short hike then enjoyed the afternoon tea with an amazing view. Thank you for going beyond and making my partner's birthday brilliant!
Response from the owner: Thank you Rebecca, I too had a great day, sharing and showing the Watagans National Park with you both. I would love to see you again one day.Cheers Ivan
Ivan was easy going, knew his stuff, made us 1st timers feel totally comfortable with abseiling and took safety to the next level. My daughter and I did the 20mtr and 60mtr drop and we couldn't have had a better day. Great alternative if you aren't into the wine tasting tours.
Response from the owner: Thank you David for your review. Its right on point with your comment about being a great alternative to wine tours. I couldn't agree more. You are welcome anytime on any of our adventures.Cheers Ivan

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