PADDLE THREE FOR TWO – experience paddling 3 different craft over 3 weekends for the price of two
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 gun-ho, guided experience of a rafting adventure. Instead boats are paddled in pairs, facilitating an opportunity for participants to develop trust, communication and understanding between good mates, as well as experiencing first hand the outcome of their paddling decisions. The Clarence 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 both a treasured experience that you will draw from for years to come!
An introduction to the world of paddling in different boats – you’ll be exposed to whitewater canoeing, sports rafting and whitewater kayaking – exploring a range of sections of the Nymboida & Clarence rivers in different craft. Sports rafts are two people inflateable craft that are a bit more forgiving than canoes in higher volume flows. Whitewater kayaks give you a lot more autonomy and mobility in the rapids, while canoes are able to carry a lot of gear and paddled with a friend. We will teach you all the basics to be able to manoeuvre the different craft downstream, how to hop out safely if it flips upside down. A great way to learn new skills in a wilderness setting and meet some lovely people along the way.
Join us on:
Whitewater Canoeing 14-16th April 2023
Sports Rafting – 3rd-5th Nov 2023
Whitewater Kayaking – 10th-12th Nov 2023
3 days, 2 nights of canoeing
Clarence. Clarence Gorge or Nymboida River, Northern NSW – wherever the water is flowing
Qualified & experienced Whitewater Guides to keep you safe on the water
Wilderness Camping under more than 5 stars, with nights spent sharing stories by the fire.
Canoes, Kayaks, Sports Rafts, Paddles, Barrels, Lifejackets, Helmets and all other rescue gear
Wilderness First Aid kit and Satellite Phone
Campsites, National Park Permits