New Years Paddling Adventure – 29th Dec 2023 to Jan 1st 2024


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.

Basic Outline

29th Dec: Arrive at the Wilderness Lodge from 12pm where you can set up camp and then get ready for an afternoon skill session teaching you the basics of how to manoeuvre your canoe

30th Dec: Pack all your gear and food into our waterproof barrels and paddle downstream to your first rapids. You will camp along the journey beside the river for the next two nights.

1st Jan: Bringing in the new year in style with one of our favourite rapids – Splat rock! This afternoon you will be picked up and shuttled back to the lodge

2nd Jan: Depart home



Bring in the new year feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired on our New Years Paddling Adventure

A 6 day paddling adventure along the upper Clarence with a group of fellow adventurers exploring, sharing, learning and connecting and celebrating the end of 2020. Riding nature’s natural roller coasters and enjoying places that can only be accessed by canoe. Bring on 2022 in style with an epic adventure!

Join us on:

28th Dec 2023-2nd Jan, 2024

6 days, 5 nights of adventure

Clarence River Wildernes Lodge

What’s Included:

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

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

Delicious, nutritious food featuring local, organic produce


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

Shuttles back to the Wilderness Lodge after your journey

Wilderness First Aid kit and Satellite Phone

Campsites, National Park Permits


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

We also request that any celebratory drinks are saved for after the river journey is completed on the evening of the 1st of January.

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