Rainbow Family Wild water Paddling Weekend


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 family members, 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!


We understand that families take on all shapes, sizes and colours and perhaps you might not fit the mould of our more traditional father/son, mother/daughter trips, but still have a desire to spend a weekend celebrating the imporatnt roles you share in each otheres lives together. Come join us for a weekend paddling adventure along the Clarence river with a group of fellow children and parent figures. Exploring, sharing, learning and connecting. Riding nature’s natural roller coaster and enjoying places that can only be accessed by canoe. Designed for people 15yrs +

Join us on:

14-16th May 2020

2 days, 2 nights of connection

Clarence River or Clarence Gorge Northern NSW

What’s Included:

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

Delicious Nutritious Food for your entire stay – from light supper on Friday evening, to a wholesome lunch on Sunday. 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

Please note this booking is per person

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