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About Us

Locally Owned and Operated

Women Embrace Adventure is a locally owned and operated business by Sharon Mackay and Katrina Croquett, and is based on beautiful Lake Macquarie, NSW in Awabakal Country. 

Our Story

We've heard it for years, 'You're always doing amazing things; we could never do what you do!'  After working and travelling together in the corporate world for many years we finally decided to reach for the stars and founded Women Embrace Adventure in 2017.


We have a few passions you should know about upfront...


Connecting Women With Adventure is our first passion and the reason why we started WEA.  Every day we get to make connections with amazing women from all walks of life. Some don't even realize how amazing they are which just blows us away.  We love learning about every woman’s journey and get so excited when we're able to provide opportunities for them to step outside of their comfort zone, even just a little bit


Continual Learning and safety... Outdoor adventure comes with so much excitement and joy but also with risks and hazards. Ongoing training that we facilitate, and attend, means we are able to provide opportunities for women to connect in a very safe, supportive environment.  Between us, we have Cert III in Outdoor Recreation, BS degrees in Human Movement and Psychology (which comes in very handy!), Cert IV in Fitness, and Wilderness First Aid.  We have years of outdoor experience on trails, on kayaks, on boats, you name it.  We employ only the most highly qualified contractors who understand what women need and want.  Safety first always.


Paying It Forward... one adventure at a time. 

Kat and Sharon are pleased to partner with Jenny’s Place, Soul Cafe and Restore One in 2021-22. When you book an adventure with Women Embrace Adventure a portion of all proceeds go to our charitable partners and we are pleased to report that Kat, Sharon and their team of amazing women have raised over $65,000 since 2018.


Our Families, it goes without saying, are our passion too; without the support of our husbands, kids and extended families we couldn't do what we do; bless their cotton socks!

There are a few more things we are passionate about, but you'll have to learn about those when you join us on an upcoming adventure!


xSharon Mackay and Katrina Croquett

Women Embrace Adventure

Founders and CEO's (Chief Embrace Officers)

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