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Bundeena to Audley Eco-Adventure



This trip is a favourite of us and our customers! A one way expertly guided kayak tour from Bundeena to Audley, with morning tea, a delicious BBQ luncheon and bus transfer all included!

Starting from Bundeena and paddling the entire 11 km stretch of the Port Hacking River to historic Audley nestled deep in the Royal National Park. It’s the perfect opportunity to see all this river has to offer, from the stretches of un-crowded beaches and clear ocean swimming water around Bundeena, the bushland and wildlife of the Royal National Park, foot prints of historic homes, mangrove communities around Grays Point and the towering cliff and tree lines along the Audley valley. Our guests always marvel at the diverse beauty of the area and many return to do the trip again! The guide will be on hand to assist with paddling technique, point out the natural and cultural features of the area and to identify any wildlife that drops by for a visit!



Price:

$150 per person (or $75 per person if you have a group of 10 or more - group organiser comes for free!)


Duration:

Approximately 5 hours - including technique and safety briefing, 3 hrs paddling, morning tea and BBQ lunch , bus transfer to Cronulla at end of day



Availability:

Regular trips run - Check availability here. For groups of 10 or more, tours can be run on day of your choice


Highlights:

  • Paddling the entire stretch of the Hacking from coast to weir
  • Exploring the diverse and stunning scenery
  • Tucking in to a well earned and scrumptious BBQ lunch



Itinerary:

  • Meet 15 minutes prior to scheduled start of your tour to complete paperwork, be fitted into safety vest and kayak and organise your gear.
  • Begin with technique and safety briefing from your expert guide
  • Now it’s time to start paddling - enjoy an approximate 4km along the gorgeous stretches of Bundeena beaches and sand-spit and up into the Royal National Park
  • Stop off at lovely Warrumbul for a tea break and leg stretch for about 20 minutes (toilet available)
  • Continue paddling upriver along the southern shore of the Hacking River and bordered by the Royal National Park and into the valleys of Audley where the cliffs and trees tower above the river and nature surrounds!
  • Explore the Audley weir from the water and disembark for lunch
  • Tuck into a delicious BBQ luncheon (cooked by Chef Don Don) as you relax by the waterside
  • Crawl about the shuttle bus feeling exhilarated from your wonderful kayaking adventure and lay back for the ride back to Bundeena (which takes about 20 minutes)




What to wear:

You will get wet when paddling from splashes and your feet will get wet when getting in and out of the kayak. Comfortable lightweight clothes (no jeans) are best, a hat and plastic shoes/thongs or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Bring your swimming costume if you would like to enjoy a swim. Pack a light weight wet weather jacket in case of rain and a fleece if it is expected to be cool.



Options:

Goodies available for purchase at time of booking:
5L Dry Storage Bag (to keep phones, cameras etc dry) - $15
20 L Dry Storage Bag - $30

Bottled Water - $3 and Energy Drinks - $4



What to Bring:

Water bottle (1Litre), hat, sunglasses, towel, change of clothes - you will get wet from splashes, Sunscreen
Optional gear to pack: swimming costume, camera, large plastic bag (to keep your gear totally dry when on the water)



Inclusions:

Hire of kayak (note that we mainly use double kayaks on our tours)
Paddle
PFD Safety Vest - Australian Standard
Small Dry Storage Bag

Morning Tea - tea/coffee, biscuits, nuts/dried fruit, seasonal fruit mix, juice.

BBQ Luncheon: steak, sausages, BBQ vege mix, corn on the cob, onions, tossed salad, potato salad, sliced bread and juice. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements and we will be happy to cater to your needs. Gluten free is easy!



About the Kayaks:

We mostly use double kayaks on our tours, in a mix of enclosed and sit-on-top varieties.  All kayaks have good back support either as a moulded seat or as a padded fabric contraption. Kayaks have plenty of storage space either in enclosed hatches or open deck space. Dry storage bags for a small amount of gear (towel, jacket, phone etc) are provided on tours. If you plan to bring extra gear we recommend packing a large plastic garbage type bag.



Group Discounts:

$75 per person for groups of 8 or more people (and can be arranged on a day and time of your choice). Please note that to receive discounts, payment must be made in advance.



Pre-Requisites:

Previous kayaking experience is required. All participants must be able to swim and be in fit condition.
All participants must be 16 years old and over