Mon, 31 Dec | Carrington Boat Ramp

NEW YEARS EVE FAMILY Paddle & Pizza Adventure Newcastle Harbour

Looking for something different to do with your family this New Years Eve? Why not spend the evening paddling on beautiful Newcastle Harbour, having a pizza dinner and watching the 9pm fireworks all from comfortable double SeaKayaks. You will have the best seat in the house!
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NEW YEARS EVE FAMILY Paddle & Pizza Adventure Newcastle Harbour

Time & Location

31 Dec 2018, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Carrington Boat Ramp, Tully St, Carrington NSW 2294, Australia

About The Adventure

Spend New Years Eve with your Family and Embrace Escapes friends on beautiful Newcastle Harbour, add some easy to paddle kayaks, throw in some delicious hot pizza, perfect positioning on the harbour for the 9PM fireworks and you have a recipe for one fabulous evening!

Yes Embrace Escapes is usually women only, however for this special occasion we have organised a family event so you can spend the night with your family and show them that you are one amazing active outdoor woman.

Never paddled before? Not a problem, our qualified kayak guide will provide all the instruction you need to get started and have a blast on the water. This kayak tour is a great way to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, get active and make some great memories with your family.

An Embrace Escapes Host and a qualified kayak guide will be there to provide support, encouragement and ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone.

You will be paddling in double Sea Kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to use.

All safety gear is provided and most participants are amazed at how effortless paddling can be when using good technique!

Join us for a New Years Eve to remember:

Date: Monday 31st December 2018 (New Years Eve)

Time: 6:30pm for a 7 to 10:30 pm paddle

Meeting Place: Carrington Boat Ramp, Tully Street, Carrington, Newcastle, NSW

Cost: $130 per adult, $100 per child under 18

Age limit: This adventure is for 8 years and older (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

What's included:

  • Qualified Kayak Guide
  • Embrace Escape Hosts
  • All paddling equipment: 2 person Sea-Kayak, paddles, pfd (that's life jacket in old school speak, head torch)
  • Kayaking and paddling instruction
  • Waterproof dry-bag to secure valuables such as car keys, wallets and cameras
  • Dinner: we stop for hot pizza at the half way mark and eat right in the kayak! (you choose your own pizza and we can accomodate dietary preference on the night so let us know when booking)
  • Coffee and Tea

What to bring:

  • Active wear or other suitable clothing
  • Towel
  • Windproof jacket
  • Garbage bag (to keep your jacket, hat, towel etc dryer)
  • Enclosed footwear (may get wet)
  • Reading glasses if needed (we will give you a health history to fill out before we paddle)
  • Water bottle
  • Any personal medication that may be needed (eg asthma puffer)


How fit do I need to be?

Fitness is not a huge issue with kayaking at this level. If you can walk around the shops…. you can go kayaking. This kayak tour is around 3.5 hours in duration. Our attitude is that it's your night, and we will paddle at a speed YOU are comfortable with, and have rest stops as often as YOU like. As with any physical activity, always discuss anything new with your GP.

What if I don’t have anyone to go with? No problem at all, there will be an Embrace Escape host to make sure everyone meets before we set off. By the end of the paddle we're sure you would have found some new friends.

Do I need experience?

Definitely not! Our guide will give a comprehensive briefing before the tour on equipment use, safety and what to expect while on the tour. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you while on the tour.

How many people will be on my tour?

As this is a special family tour we will have a maximum of 20 people in this group.

Will bad weather conditions affect my tour?

Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation of a kayak tour, in fact, some of the best paddling conditions are in the rain. Wind on the other hand, can cause cancellations. If the wind is strong enough to be a potential safety risk, we will contact you in the days before the tour to discuss your options. *See t&c below

Am I going to get wet?

Yes, and no - you will get some paddle splash as you paddle along, and you will get wet feet getting in and out of the kayak, but generally that will be all.

How stable are the kayaks?

You will be kayaking in Sea-Kayaks that are state of the art. They are extremely stable, seaworthy and easy to use. The chances of a capsize are remote. You will be wearing a PFD (lifejacket) at all times and the kayaks are virtually unsinkable due to their airtight compartments. We will also give you a safety briefing before your tour explaining what to do to avoid capsizing, and what to do if you do capsize! The few capsizes that we have had on tour were from people playing around trying to splash each other , etc.

*Booking terms and Conditions: Payment for Kayak tours are final once you receive a confirmation email. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled due to weather by Embrace Escapes, in which case full refund will be issued or the participant may elect to credit the booking amount to another tour date available. The booking is transferable, this is a women's only tour and can only be transferred to a female over 18 years of age. Embrace Escapes reserves the right to cancel this tour if undersubscribed with full refund to participant. See full T&C on our website.

This trip is weather dependant and we will notify you of any changes or cancellations via email and text.

Should you be unsure about the weather conditions or have any other question please email us on or call Sharon on 0467504879.

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  • Child NYE Paddle & Pizza

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