A view of mountains and a valley showing where the Snowy River Kayak Adventure is paddled


Anyone can join our Snowy River Kayak Adventure and learn kayaking whitewater skills. While having an awesome time amidst stunning scenery

The Snowy River Kayak Adventure takes six days & needs a minimum of six people to run 

The total price of only $1419  includes all food, transportation, kayaks, professional guides, and safety equipment. 

In addition, you must be at least 15 years old.

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Take in the sights and sounds off the magnificent Snowy River

Join us for a fun and exciting whitewater kayaking trip on the famous Snowy River. We are the only ones who will teach you and give you kayaks, sleeping gear, and food for your Snowy River Kayak Adventure.

If you’re thinking about coming with us on our Snowy River Kayak Adventure, the information below will help.

On our Snowy River Kayak Experience, we don’t use rafts. Instead, we travel in kayaks.

We believe in one person, one Kayak. So therefore, our team will make sure you have everything you need and show you how to use it so you can have an amazing kayaking trip.

Key points to consider

  • No shared rafts or canoes
  • Only single person kayaks
  • All camp equipment included
  • Comprehensive training included
  • Delicious food included
  • Transfers to the river included

Why do we enjoy our Snowy River Kayak Adventure so much

Snowy River Kayak Adventure is what it sounds like, a real adventure.

It has become one of our best things to do because every bend in the river brings something new and exciting.

We have even made a twenty day program for schools we love the area so much , you can read about it here.

One of our favourite things to do is to paddle through the steep-sided, rocky gorges and be a part of the ancient scenery.

We also know you’ll like seeing some of the many species living along the river. So many of Australia’s native animals can often be seen up close and personal at our secluded sandy riverside campsites.

Our Snowy River Kayak Adventure allows everyone to fully immerse ourselves in all of the river’s natural splendour.

Snowy River Kayak Adventure highlights

First, you can take your Kayak down over fifty river rapids that are easy to paddle.

Rapids are fun and exciting, but for many people, they present a task that is outside of their comfort zone. However, with some training, they quickly learn to relax and enjoy the experience.

Second, while talking about the rapids, swimming down some safe rapids is another excellent part of this trip. It’s a great way to have fun and cool off at the same time.

There are many rocks from which you can jump and dive. You could also relax in one of the pools with clear, slow-moving water.

Lastly, if you love photography, you can shoot many great shots.

Key points, activity highlights

  • Over fifty exciting rapids
  • Numerous fun challenges
  • Swimming in the whitewater
  • Jump and diving off rock cliffs
  • Camping in true wilderness
  • incredible photography opportunities

Additional information about the wildlife

There are many different kinds of animals living along the river path.

The clean water in the Snowy River makes it a great place for many different kinds of animals to live.

You might see a river brumby (wild horse), a platypus, a river dragon, or a variety of birds drinking from the river.

Notably, emus and kangaroos are often just a few metres away from our campgrounds.

Key points, about the wildlife

  • Regularly see brumbies
  • Dingo’s
  • Emu
  • Platypus
  • Kangaroo
  • Brumbies

Snowy River Kayak Adventure Camping

The Snowy River Kayak Adventure is a kayak trip down a river in the usual adventure style. Also, it’s a great place for people who have never paddled before.

We are restricted in what we can bring because all of our camping gear and food must fit inside the Kayaks. But we think the boats have enough room for us to bring everything we need for a good trip.

We don’t have freezers, so most of the food we eat is vegetarian. But don’t let this put you off; we are experts at making delicious food in remote places.

Each night, we camp by the river in a new area.As a result, we must set up and break down our camp daily.

Key points, about our camping

  • Camp right beside the river
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Relaxing environments
  • Go to sleep hearing natural sounds
  • Diverse Menu

About yourself

If If you’re worried about your ability to do something like the Snowy River Kayak Adventure, know that our expert river guides will teach you how to handle all the rapids easily.

You could also start with our Barrington river weekend, which is a shorter trip.

All you need is a good fitness level and a wish to try new things.

The difference between going on a trip with a guide and going on your own is huge.

Because our tours are led by knowledgeable, skilled, and licenced people, you get to see many places you would need help to see.
Also, we think of you as part of a team that helps us overcome all the river’s problems.

You should be aware of this

Walking Rivers has rigorus risk management and contingency plans in place, as well as safety protocols so you won’t have to worry about anything except having a good time.

In the unlikely event your booking can not proceed on the Snowy River, we have a fall back option of paddling the Nymboida River. Both river trips are for the same duration.

We don’t include

  • Accommodation Before or after the kayak portion of the trip
  • Flights, airport transfers, ferry’s, taxi’s, Uber’s
  • Travel/Medical insurance
  • Alcoholic or carbonated beverages
  • Personal items (toiletries clothing etc)
  • Sleeping bag liner


Tasks prior to the trip

In an email, you will receive a list of things to pack.

Then roughly one week before departure:

First, we make a brief phone call to everyone who has reserved the Snowy River Kayak Adventure with us.

Second,after the introductions, your guide will ensure we are all on the same page and cover any important last-minute information.

Thirdly, we’ll review and confirm everyone’s pick-up and departure times.

Day one, driving to the Snowy River Kayak Adventure start

First and foremost, we recognise that we must remain flexible when conducting our Snowy River Kayak Adventure.

We recognise that you may be flying in from another city and we are picking you up from an airport. Alternatively, you may be travelling with us in our vehicle from Newcastle, Sydney, or Canberra.

Taking the above into consideration, we will adjust our meeting and pick-up times to ensure that we arrive at the first campsite by midday or shortly after.

Another key point, we need time for the vehicles to be shuttled down the river in readiness for your arrival by kayak when the trip is over.

When the shuttle is complete, guides will prepare a delicious evening meal and entertain you with river stories.

Day two, the first paddling day

Rise and shine, and prepare for a day of fun and adventure.

After breakfast, we pack up the campsite and prepare to head out onto the river.

We will conduct training on shore first, ensuring everyone understands what is expected.

Finally, once on the water and in the kayaks, we teach and allow you to practice skills you’ll need to paddle the Snowy River Kayak Adventure.

People who have previous experience can use this time to review their skills. Others who are just getting started can see how simple Kayaking is.

Day three, you are starting to get the idea

If you require help, the guides are always available. However, by now, you should be doing everything independently. 

You get to choose where you want to paddle. 

Within the Snowy River Kayaking experience, each rapid becomes its own personal adventure.

You will decide on a course to paddle down through the rocks and carry it out. It’s easy to tell if you’ve done it correctly because you’ll make it down the rapid without incident. Otherwise, you risk falling out of the kayak and ending up wet.

You may expect to paddle around 15 kilometres each day, for a total of 65 kilometres.

It is a time and distance that provides ample opportunity to linger, relax, and enjoy the trip..

Day four, you are starting a routine

Wake up whenever you want.

Some people like to get up early, while others like to sleep in. It’s your vacation, and we want the day to fit you as much as possible. We are not running according to a strict schedule.

You will have the opportunity today to explore the famous Mckillops Bridge one of Australia’s iconic bridges with quite a bit of history.

Day five, sadly our last paddling day

Notably, we aim to stop paddling around midday.

Then after lunch, with your help, we need the entire afternoon to get the boats and equipment back onto the trailer ready for the drive home.

To clarify, we spend another night camping along the river before starting the long drive home.

Day six, driving home day

Our approximate return arrival time in Newcastle is between 5 -7 pm.

However, due to the number of variables in wilderness travel we recommend that you don’t plan any critical appointments that rely on us being back at this time.

Fixed times and dates can cause unnecessarily stressful complications should our return be delayed by something out of our control.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss your travel plans in more detail.