Walking Rivers Adventure





A Walking Rivers Kayak Adventure Guide standing on the beach with a head land in the background
Welcome to Walking Rivers

Newcastle NSW company, Walking Rivers, has a focus on making available to you, your family and friends, some of the incredible kayaking, abseiling & bushwalking opportunities NSW has on offer. With our commitment to creating an experience as turnkey and as safe as possible, we know our journeys create lifelong memories for people just like you. Our guides pride themselves on being engaged and professional with you at all times. Well-maintained equipment and accurate logistics ensure you will have a five-star experience every time.

A kayaker sitting with her arms above her head holding her paddle celebrating being on the Nymboida River kayak adventure


We run fully guided single day and multi day Kayak journeys on some of NSW premier waterways. We cater to all levels of experience and supply everything you need to have fantastic experience.



We 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 therapy to de-stress.

Two Duke of Edinburgh students are leaning over a table reading a map on a Walking Rivers 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.

A person is belaying another person down a fifty meter cliff on a Walking River Abseiling programs


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

A kayaker a swimmer and a climber all doing walking rivers adventures


5 days canoeing in Nymboida paradise. No phone calls & hassles – thanx Walking Rivers for the best time.

Review of Walking RiversReviewed 14 December 2018 

How do you describe a perfect experience? The river might have been a bit low on water but Ivan & Glenn made it all happen. These guys have so much to offer anyone interested in a holiday package with a difference. Everyone clicked into an amazing team intent on learning / sharing in a beautiful classroom in Northern NSW. The bug has got me for more canoeing with these guys.

Awesome time at Barrington Tops!

Review of Walking RiversReviewed 1 week ago 

We did the 2 days 1 night camping and kayaking experience at Barrington Tops over the Easter weekend with Ivan and his brother, Glen and what can I say – it totally exceeded expectations!! The rapids were challenging but really fun and the scenery beautiful. Ivan and Glen are a really good duo to have on the trip (Ivan being the one who pulls it all together and Glen being the supportive big brother/uncle you never had).

Not only was it pretty comfortable for a city girl like me (thanks for having the tents set up, fire cracking and seats unfolded so that we could rest after a long day on the river!!), food was great (chilli and corn bread for dinner, eggs and cereal for breakfast and delicious potato salad roll for lunch with snacks along the way) and the company tops. 

You don’t have to be a pro a kayaker to join these guys – they will teach you all the skills and stand in front of the big rocks so your flailing is should be minimal. Just need to bring a can-do, have fun attitude and enjoy the outdoors. I would also recommend this for those who have some level of fitness (we are 2 x 27 year olds who can generally have a good run around but were pretty sore/immobile at the end!!).

Thanks for the great time, Ivan and Glen. Looking forward to coming back when the river has even more water and perhaps one of your 5 day trips if I can get used to idea of the P-Tube…

Hot tip: bring a bottle of red to enjoy around the campfire and a cup that can double up as a wine glass and coffee cup