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Wangi Wangi

Women Embrace Bushwalking and Kayaking Lake Macquarie NSW

Join us for a early morning bushwalk and kayak at beautiful Wangi Wangi Point on Lake Macquarie. Bushwalking, kayaking, like-minded adventure women, coffee, tea and baked goods.... a perfect way to start a Saturday.

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Women Embrace Bushwalking and Kayaking Lake Macquarie NSW
Women Embrace Bushwalking and Kayaking Lake Macquarie NSW

Time & Location

10 Dec 2022, 7:00 am – 11:00 am AEDT

Wangi Wangi, Wangi Wangi NSW 2267, Australia

About The Adventure

Join us for an action-packed adventure.! This one has it all.... bushwalking, kayaking, like-minded adventure women, coffee, tea and baked goods.... a perfect way to start a Saturday morning. 

About the Adventure:  Starting from Wangi at the Lake Macquarie Conservation Area and walk through towering forests to the shores of Lake Macquarie on the Wangi circuit walking track, with wonderful scenic views of Pulbah Island and Belmont. We then continue on and take a peaceful waterfront walk along the shores of Wangi Wangi Point. The walk is approximately 5kms all up. 

But that's not where our adventure ends, our kayaks will be ready for us to jump in and paddle back to the Conservation area.

This will be a leisurely 4km paddle along the water's edge. Whether you are new to kayaking or have paddled before you can join us for this adventure, we'll provide full paddle instruction before we set off. 

All we ask is you have a moderate level of fitness to ensure it is an enjoyable walk and kayak for you as we are covering quite a distance both on foot and on water. 

To finish off, we will share morning tea, including coffee, tea, cool drinks and some delicious home-baked goodies. 

On the day, you'll be supported by your Women Embrace Adventure host and Kayak Guide, who will ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone.

Details:

Date: Saturday 10th December 2022

Meeting Time: 6:45 am for a 7:00 am start

Meeting point: Wangi Point-A google map link with a dropped pin of the exact meeting location will be sent to you via text a couple of days before the event.

Hike Grade: This walk is graded a level 3. For more details on the grading system click here

Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guides

 

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required.

 

Experience: No bushwalking or kayaking experience is needed but a moderate level of fitness and mobility to walk on uneven ground, some stairs, get into and out of the kayak

Length: the walk is approximately 5 km  and the Kayak approx 4 km

Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age. Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating - as such, we have a maximum weight of 100kgs per person. You must be confident in open water and able to swim 50 meters with a life jacket on and able to tread water for at least 10 minutes wearing a life jacket.

Cost: $150

Inclusions: 

  • Parks Licencing and fees
  • Wilderness first aid qualified leader
  • Guided walk
  • Qualified kayak guide
  • Double Mirage Sea Kayaks are provided
  • All kayak instruction and gear, including kayak, paddle, personal floatation device
  • Snacks between your walk and kayak
  • Morning tea, including hot/cold drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know of anything dietary needs when you book)
  • Photos of your adventure will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save and share

Some FAQ's...

How fit do I need to be? You need a moderate level of fitness to participate in this adventure.

This hike covers approx 5kms of moderate walking there are some stairs, some hills, uneven levels of terrain as well as some paved walkways and grasslands; it's got a bit of everything.  

You'll need a moderate level of fitness to join us on this walk.  For kayaking, you need to be able to swim 50 meters and tread water for 10 minutes with a life jacket on.  

If you're not sure about your fitness level just give us a ring, and we're happy to have a chat and give you all the details. This trail is not handicapped accessible at this time and pets are not allowed. 

Do I need kayaking experience?

Definitely not! You'll receive a comprehensive briefing before we begin on equipment use, safety and what to expect while on the adventure. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you.

What do I need to bring/wear?

-day pack (to carry your personal belongings)

-wear hiking boots, sturdy joggers or trail runners

-enclosed shoes for kayaking that can get wet (old joggers are good)

-comfortable/sun-protective activewear you can hike and kayak in. 

-hat

-sunglasses

-bug spray

-any personal medications you may need (asthma puffer/epi-pen etc)

-waterproof jacket (in case of cold/ wet weather)

-an extra warm layer in case of cold/windy weather 

-at least 2 litres of water 

-leave an extra set of clothes and a towel in the car so can get changed after our adventure

What about my keys and phone?

We'll have a communal dry bag for your keys, and we suggest you leave any non-waterproof phones/cameras. 

I'll be coming on my own, is that ok?  

Not a problem at all, lots of women come on their own to our adventures. Your Women Embrace Adventure host will make sure everyone is introduced before we set off on this beautiful hike and pair you up with someone to paddle with. We always have lots of fun, there's no pressure, no judgment, and lots of encouragement from everyone.  By the end of the adventure, you may have just found some new adventure friends!

**Do you have a maximum weight limit for kayaking?**

Yes. Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating. As such, we have a maximum weight of 100kgs per person. Please note our kayaks are double sit-in sea kayaks that have a cockpit you will sit in. 

The cockpit width is 46cms wide where your hips will sit. 

Please feel free to contact us if you are worried about the weight limit or cockpit width - we will happily have a chat. 

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 Mirage Sea Kayaks which 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 overturn.

Will bad weather conditions affect my tour?

Wet weather will generally not cause the cancellation of a kayak adventure; 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. Additionally, we have some good alternative locations that aren't affected by the wind. Cancellations that are made due to weather conditions made by Women Embrace Adventure are entitled to a full refund, or we can transfer your booking to another day.

Nitty Gritty & Bits and Bobs:

Stay Safe Procedures: Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) such as:

*Contactless registration

*Zero share equipment, utensils

*Providing hand sanitiser to use at the start and during each adventure

*Ensuring social distancing throughout the adventure

Before attending an adventure please:

*Stay home if you or your family are unwell, or you have been advised to isolate

*Wash your hands and use hand sanitiser often

*Continue to social distance

*Read our full Covid-19 T&C's for full details https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c 

By making a booking, you agree to and accept our terms and conditions, including these Terms and Conditions, our Covid-19 Policy and the Waiver of Liability.

Your booking is final once your payment is processed and a confirmation email is sent to you. No refunds will be given, but you can ‘Pay it Forward’ (your spot can be transferred to another lady over the age of 18). Please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a credit or full refund will be provided.

This is a women's only adventure. Valid for sale until sold out. Advertised prices are per person. Prices are correct as of 31 October 2022 and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notice due to fluctuations in charges and currency.

All current government safety and health guidelines at the time of booking and departure must be adhered to including all Covid-19 requirements. Any additional costs related to but not limited to government travel restrictions are the responsibility of the individual traveller and not Women Embrace Adventure. If this trip is undersubscribed or in circumstances where external events affect the viability or safety of this trip to go ahead, Women Embrace Adventure reserves the right to cancel or reschedule and to exclude/remove any participants from this trip.

 Katrina a ring on 0437711683. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Women Embrace Walk and Kayak

    Women Embrace Bushwalk and kayak - 10th December 2022

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