Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island

View looking out to sea from the beach at Kayak Port Stephens Broughton island
Four yellow Kayaks sitting on the sand with Kayak Port Stephens Broughton island in the background
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TWO DAY KAYAK

PORT STEPHENS,

BROUGHTON ISLAND

 KAYAK & CAMPING ESCAPE

 Adventure begins the moment we board the bus bound for the

world renowned Myall Lakes National Park with

its island paradise

 Phone 0438563307 for more information

LENGTH

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT

LOW SEASON/WINTER

$ 450.00 p/p

LOCATION

MYALL LAKES NATIONAL PARK
BROUGHTON ISLAND

HIGH SEASON

$550.00

WHO

12 YEARS MINIMUM

EVERYONE

A REWARDING CHALLENGE

Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island, its the only island on the NSW coast where camping is encouraged. Walking Rivers has tailored a two day kayak and camping experience on the island designed to give anyone the perfect getaway experience. kayaking,discovering the wildlife, snorkeling & camping are some of the fantastic activities you can do.


WHY WE LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE

Our Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island experience is one of our most outstanding adventures, and it's for a good reason.


Key points why we love this tour

  • Abundant and varied wildlife
  • A challenging environment
  • Not too physically demanding
  • Very few people kayak to the island

The 148-acre island is part of the Myall Lakes National Park. A large variety of wildlife lives both on the island and in the waters around it. We camp amongst an active seabird colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters.

Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island provides the opportunity to get up close and personal with humpback whales in the migration season
The island offers a sense of tranquility and isolation that can be difficult to achieve on the mainland.

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

First of all, there is the opportunity to hike up the Ninety-meter high headland of Esmeralda Cove.


Key points activity highlights

  • Explore the islands many outstanding viewpoints
  • Snorkel in pristine clear waters
  • Camp in a seabird colonies nesting grounds
  • View a new perspective of the mainland
  • See amazing stars unhindered by city light pollution

Once you reach the top, the views are just breathtaking. You will be able to look out over Little Broughton island, Australia will fall away from you both to the North and the South. Additionally, you will be looking down on a cutting that runs through the island known as the Looking Glass It's a place that all manner of underwater creatures calls home. Including Grey Nurse Sharks, giant rays, wobbegong sharks and a myriad of different species of fish.

Another highlight is swimming and snorkeling in the islands crystal clear water. For people with a penchant for photography, the opportunities are just incredible.
Finally, a leisurely Kayak around the shores of the island can also reveal more of the secrets of the island.

MORE ABOUT THE WILDLIFE

The Port Stephens coastal region is famous for providing access for people to be able to get up and personal with both Whales and Dolphins.


Key points on the wildlife

Have the opportunity to get close to:

  • Dolphins
  • Turtles
  • Whales
  • Sharks

Depending on the time of year you choose to book your island experience can have an influence on which sea life you may encounter. Between May through to November is whale watching time and dolphins are around in the warmer months of November through to April.

The Broughton island experience offers some of the best opportunities for viewing and paddling with these creatures available anywhere.

KAYAKING WITH DOLPHINS & WHALES

Paddling silently along in a kayak enables you to watch the Dolphins and Whales swimming from the same level as them. Seeing them this way makes for a truly memorable and unique experience.

With whales, you will often be close enough to see the water part as these gentle giants of the deep rise to the surface to take a breath. Sometimes being close enough that you will see the spout of water they blow out turn to mist against the island backdrop.Its guaranteed to get your heart pumping with excitement and bring squeals of joy to from your mouth.

As with all creatures in nature, there is never a guarantee of seeing them. However, the chances are better than 90% of viewing both whales and dolphins during the right seasons.

Broughton Island will provide you with memories and dinner party conversations that will last a lifetime.

GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN

The island lies approximately fourteen kilometers northeast of Port Stephens and about three kilometers offshore. Or roughly an hours Paddle from our launch point.


Key points about getting there.

  • Its only 1.5 hours paddle
  • It feels like you are arriving at a unique destination
  • Paddling in the sea is a whole different experience
  • See the mainland from a new perspective.

We have had a range of age groups complete Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island tour. Although initially many people are hesitant fearing the unknown about a paddle offshore.
The guides have years of offshore experience, and additionally, we only go in ideal weather conditions.
There is nothing to be fearful of the worst that has ever happened is people have got wet.

NSW NATIONAL PARK  CAMPSITE

For those who haven’t tried it, base camping or staying stationary has some significant advantages over a typical expedition style kayak trip down a river.


Key points the campsite

  • Sheltered timber platforms
  • Toilet facilities
  • Isolated but not too remote
  • A unique experience

An established camp means there is less time spent setting up and then dismantling camp each day. This arrangement leaves more time for fun, exploring or even just lying around taking a well-earned rest. Comfortable amenities include tents on platforms overlooking the beach, and the site is complete with a toilet block.

ABOUT THE FOOD

We just have to say. One of the advantages that come with the base camp is a well-established kitchen for our fantastic guides to prepare your food. When possible we use locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from our nearby farmer's markets. Additionally, we like to top our delicious meals of with some camp style baking. Furthermore, we also provide 24-hour snacks just in case you get a hungry for something late at night. It is a Walking Rivers policy you will never go hungry, even after a day’s paddle in the fresh air.

WE INCLUDE

  • Professional guiding service
  • All kayaking equipment (including kayaks, PFDs, paddles, pumps, ropes, and sponges)
  • Meals (lunch day 1 to lunch day 2 )
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camping equipment including tents , Therm-a-rest mattresses,
  • National Park Fees

 

WE DON'T INCLUDE

  •  Accommodation before or after your trip;
  • Flights, airport transfers, ferries, taxis
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
  • Personal items (toiletries, clothing, etc.)
 

ABOUT YOU

If you are at all apprehensive about your abilities to undertake something like the Kayak Port Stephens Broughton Island, please remember our experienced Kayak guides will train you in the skills needed to negotiate all of the challenges with ease.

All you need is to be moderately fit and have a yearning for some safe and controlled adventure.

Going on a fully guided adventure is very different to going it alone. Being conducted by professional, trained, qualified people allows us to go to many places that would be unthinkable on our own. Additionally, we consider you to be part of a team overcoming all the challenges the waterway throws at us.

Walking Rivers has comprehensive risk management and contingency plans in place as well safety procedures that ensure you will be free to not worry about anything too much other than having fun.

ANY QUESTIONS

Let us know if you are you are bringing any of your own camping equipment. After checking the list of what to bring lets us know

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