MYALL LAKES KAYAK ADVENTURE
Escape for a one day or three days on a
kayak and camping tour
for total relaxation
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
MYALL LAKES NATIONAL PARK
6 years minimum
FOCUS ON RELAXING FUN
Thinking of getting away camping and kayaking on a Port Stephens, Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure then you have come to the right place. We specialize in providing all camping transport, food, training, and equipment needed for your comfort on our Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure tour.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT
Don't pay for a personal experience to be in a double kayak with a stranger? We specialize in one person one kayak.
Key points, how we are different
- turnkey experience
- no shared canoes
- Only single person kayaks
- full training included
Companies only do this as a way to maximize their profits, and not for your enjoyment.
We do provide double kayaks if needed for families but on request at time of booking.
WHY WE LOVE THIS EXPERIENCE
Primarily for us, the Port Stephens Myall lakes Kayak Adventure is about visiting an area that provides the opportunity for anyone to Kayak in sheltered waters.
Key points,why we love the Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure
- Kayak sheltered waters
- Ideal for beginners
- Ramar listed
- Outstanding scenic beauty
It is an ideal waterway for beginners as well as the more experienced. Additionally, the area offers a wide variety of unique landscapes to explore and learn about only possible by Kayak.
The lakes are part of the area known as The Myall Lakes National Park.
COMPELLING FACT ABOUT THE AREA
During 1971 a convention was held in the city of Ramsar, Iran.
The purpose of the conference was to identify the value of the wetlands of the world to the environment and also to implement a system that protected these precious areas.
Australia in 1974 was one of the first countries in the world to dedicate a wetland for protection under the Ramsar convention.
The Myall Lakes Kayak adventure paddles through exploring these regions.
A Ramsar listing is an international recognition the park is a unique area that deserves protection. The park protects 18 different wetland types, with many of the regions being vital for the survival of threatened species of migratory birds.
The Myall Lakes National Park is an outstanding place for you to enjoy water-based activities.
Key points, activity highlights
- swimming in almost fresh water
- camp amongst the diverse range of wildlife
- learn about the cultural heritage
- camp at kayak only accessible campsites
Described as slightly brackish the water is for ideal swimming and relaxing. Furthermore, at all of our campsites, the bottom of the lake is clean, fresh sand.
The camping is amongst many native animals as the park is home to a tremendous diversity of wildlife.
All the campsites have outstanding views of the surrounding landscape, and you will have ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural world.
Our guides are trained to provide you with information about the general cultural history of the area as well as information about the areas flora and fauna.
MORE ABOUT THE FLORA AND FAUNA
The plant's life found in the park is unusually diverse with as many as 946 different plant species
Key points, flora and fauna
- The diverse range of plant species
- The diverse range of animal species
- Outstanding photo opportunities of wildlife
- Opportunity to reconnect with nature
as well astwo separate mangrove species and many other submerged water plant species.
There is also a tremendous diversity of wildlife, with 298 bird, 46 mammals, 44 fish, 37 reptile and 29 amphibian species recorded in the Ramsar site alone.
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUNWe start our journey from our home base in Newcastle, travel north along the Pacific highway, after approx 90 minutes we turn off onto the beautiful scenic road the Lakes Way.
Key points getting there
- convenient departure points
- regular breaks
- onboard movies
- making friends
If you have chosen to join us for more than one day and for those who haven’t tried it, the Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure is a typical expedition style kayak journey.
Key points about camping
- reconnect with nature
- relaxing environments
- time to reflect the day's activities
- feeling free to unwind
- plenty of free time
We are limited to what we can travel with, as both all our camping equipment and food needs to fit into the Kayaks. However, we feel the boats are roomy enough for us to take everything we need to ensure a high level of comfort.
If everything goes to plan we are camping in a different location by the Lake each night. Therefore we need to set up and dismantle our camp every day.
ABOUT THE KAYAKS
Custom designed kayaks for undertaking multiday journeys like the Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure.
Key points the kayaks
- Crossover design
- Easy to paddle
- Carry large amounts of gear
- PFD's included
They are light, stable, easy to paddle, respond well to turning maneuvers and are roomy enough to carry all our camping equipment.
ABOUT THE FOOD
We just have to say. When possible, we use locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from our nearby farmer's markets.
Key points about the food
- all included
- plenty to eat
- cooked daily
- 24-hour snacks and fruit
- diverse menu
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.
- Professional guiding service
- All kayaking equipment
- Meals (lunch day 1 to breakfast day 3 )
- Cooking equipment
- Camping equipment including tents, Therm-a-rest mattresses, sleeping bags
- National Park Fees
WE DON'T INCLUDE
- Not included accommodation before or after the kayaking portion of your trip;
- Flights, airport transfers, ferries, taxis
- Travel/medical insurance
- Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
- Personal items (toiletries, clothing, etc.)
- Sleeping bag liner
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
If you are at all apprehensive about your abilities to undertake something like the Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure, please remember:
Our experienced river guides will train you in the skills needed to negotiate all of the lakes 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 Myall Lakes Kayak Adventure 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.