SNOWY RIVER KAYAK
A BIG ADVENTURE TOUR
THAT WON'T HURT YOUR BUDGET
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS
Sept to March
SNOWY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
15 years minimum
FOCUS ON WILDERNESS KAYAKING EXPEDITION
Join us for a holiday that is fun and exciting, whitewater kayak paddling your own individual kayak down the famous Snowy River We provide all training, kayak and camping equipment for your awesome Snowy River Kayak Adventure. Real outdoor experiences for real outdoor people
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT
If you are thinking about doing a Snowy River Kayak Adventure then you have come to the right place here's why:
- no shared rafts
- no shared canoes
- Only single person kayaks
- full training included
Walking Rivers believes its more fun and exciting, whitewater rafting or kayaking if you are paddling in your own individual kayak. We specialize in one person one kayak.
Why pay for a personal experience and find yourself sitting in a raft with six or more strangers.
Our kayaks are real river touring boats they are not inflatables. We provide all transport, food, training, and equipment for you to have an excellent Snowy River kayaking adventure.
WHY WE LOVE OUR SNOWY RIVER ODYSSEY
The Snowy River kayak adventure is just that, a real adventure.
Key points, why we love the Snowy River Kayak Adventure
- A real wilderness adventure
- full of intrigue and excitement
- Kayak only accessible
- Ancient landscape with steep-sided gorges
Known to offer you intrigue and excitement around every bend in the river, it has become one of our favorite experiences.
Because of the remoteness of the area, there is no other way to experience this part of the national park other than by Kayak.
We love paddling through the steep-sided rocky gorges and being part of the ancient landscape. We know of no other place in Australia with scenery that has forged as many legends as the Snowy River.
Additionally, we know you will love seeing some of the abundant wildlife that calls the river corridor home. Our private sandy riverside campsites often allow you to get up close and personal with many of Australia's native animals.
Our Snowy River Kayak Adventure allows plenty of time for you to become fully immersed in all the natural beauty the river has to offer.
First, there is the opportunity for you to guide your kayak down more than one hundred easy to paddle river rapids.
Key points, activity highlights
- 0ver one hundred rapids
- offers numerous challenges
- swimming in the whitewater
- jump and diving off rock cliffs
- paddle through famous gorges
- incredible photography opportunities
- camping in true wilderness
Rapids offer fun, excitement and for a lot of people, a challenge that is out of there comfort zone but with some training they soon to learn to relax and enjoy the experience.
While we are talking about the rapids, another highlight of this adventure is swimming down selected safe rapids. It is an excellent fun way to cool off and relax at the same time.
Additionally, for those that wish too, there is also the opportunity for jumping and diving from various rocks in the gorges.
Or maybe you would prefer to laze around in one of the slow-moving crystal clear water pools.
Finally, our highlight list wouldn't be complete without mentioning that we paddle through four spectacular boulder strewn gorges.
The most famous and memorable being Tulloch Ard Gorge.
This canyon has some more difficult rapids that we do not paddle but instead portage around. The carriages are a lot of fun and part of the challenge they often end up being a very memorable part of your Snowy River kayak adventure.
As with all of Walking Rivers experiences for people with a penchant for photography, the opportunities are just incredible.
MORE ABOUT THE WILDLIFE
The wildlife in the river corridor is varied and abundant.
Key points, the wildlife
- regularly see
It is not uncommon to witness emu and kangaroos within meters of our campsites. You will see platypus, river dragons lots of birds and even the occasional snowy river brumby (Wild Horse) coming down to drink from the river.
We have been watching the same pair of swans and their babies every time we paddle the river
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN
Our Snowy River kayak adventure starts from our home base in Newcastle;
Key points, getting there
- convenient departure points
- regular breaks
- onboard movies
- making friends
the Walking Rivers bus travels down through Sydney and onto our start point on the river (approximately 9 hours driving). Our coach can pick people up at one of our designated meeting places along the way and return you to the same spot. We are as flexible as possible with our pickups to try and make it easy for you. Talk to us on an individual basis to arrange your pickup point. Of course, we will bring you back to your pick up location when your adventure ends.
For those who haven’t tried it, the Snowy River kayak adventure is a typical expedition style kayak trip down a river.
Key points, the camping
- reconnect with nature
- relaxing environments
- time to reflect the day's activities
- feeling free
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.
We are camping in a different location beside the river each night. Therefore we need to set up and dismantle our camp every day.
ABOUT THE KAYAKS
Custom designed kayaks for undertaking river journeys like the Snowy River kayak adventure.
Key points, the kayaks
- crossover design
- easy to paddle
- fast through the water
- carry large amounts of gear
- helmets and PFD's supplied
They are light, stable, easy to paddle, respond well to turning maneuvers and are roomy enough to carry all our camping equipment. Furthermore, they are excellent at negotiating the whitewater rapids we will be paddling down. Longer than a short whitewater boat but not as long as a sea kayak they are a compromise between the two, primarily because as well as needing to be highly maneuverable in the rapids they need to carry a lot of 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, 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 (including kayaks, PFDs, paddles, pumps, ropes, and sponges)
- Meals on arrival at camp (breakfast day one to breakfast day seven )
- Camping equipment including tents, Therm-a-rest mattresses,cooking equipment
- National Park Fees
- bus travel both ways from Newcastle via Sydney
WE DON'T INCLUDE
- Not included in the tour cost are accommodation before or afer the tour completion
- Flights, airport transfers, ferries, taxis
- Travel/medical insurance
- Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
- Personal items (toiletries, clothing, etc.)
- sleeping bag
If you are at all apprehensive about your abilities to undertake something like the Snowy River kayak Adventure, please remember our experienced river guides will train you in the skills needed to negotiate all of the rapids 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 river 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.
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