Barrel of Laughs – Epic Easter Paddling Escape


The excitement of the rapids is well complemented by the peaceful, pristine, natural gorges that engulf us as we venture further downstream. Wilderness campsites far from civilisation provide the backdrop for impressive stargazing opportunities as we commune around the campfire by night.

Being in canoes creates a platform for a much more intimate understanding of self and of the water. It is not like the gung-ho, guided experience of a rafting adventure. Instead boats are paddled in pairs, facilitating an opportunity for participants to develop trust, communication and understanding with their canoeing partners, as well as experiencing first hand the outcome of their paddling decisions. The Nymboida river has a safe, drop-pool style, so capsizes and mistakes are harmless fun, with ample room to collect our wits and process our experiences in the calm pools below.

We use the river as a powerful metaphor. As we negotiate the rapids in our canoes, we will also be exploring and negotiating our inner lives. Through group work, games, exercises and personal reflection we will build resilience and connection giving you a treasured experience that you will draw from for years to come!


A 5 day jam-packed paddling adventure along one of Australia’s most renowned whitewater rivers with a group of fellow adventurers exploring, sharing, learning and connecting. Riding nature’s natural roller coasters and enjoying places that can only be accessed by canoe. Celebrate this easter in style with an epic adventure full of fun, laughs and jokes no doubt

Join us on:

28th March to 1st April, 2024

6 days, 5 nights of adventure

A section of the longest whitewater canoe trail, Nymboida River, Northern NSW

What’s Included:

Qualified & experienced Whitewater Instructors & Guides to keep you safe on the water.

Experienced facilitators who have a passion for the outdoors

Delicious Nutritious Food for your entire stay – Featuring: Local, Organic, Sustainable produce.

Wilderness Camping under more than 5 stars, with nights spent sharing stories by the fire.


Canoes, Paddles, Barrels, Lifejackets, Helmets and all other rescue gear

Wilderness First Aid kit and Satellite Phone

Campsites, National Park Permits

Tent and Sleeping Mattress can be hired by adding them to your cart.


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