Sat, 03 Feb|
Women Embrace Kayak and Camping Weekend - Myall Lakes NSW
Paddling on the beautiful Myall Lakes is simply amazing! Let us organise every detail for two days on the water, camping equipment, all meals, everything! All you have to do is show up, paddle, enjoy the views and we'll take care of the rest...
Time & Location
03 Feb 2024, 10:00 am – 04 Feb 2024, 2:00 pm
Bombah Point, Korsmans Trail, Bombah Point NSW 2423, Australia
About The Adventure
Come join us for a weekend of adventure on the beautiful Myall Lakes In February and make the most of the great Summer weather, a perfect time to be on the water!
Picture this: Myall Lakes National Park, a paradise on the North Coast not far from Newcastle. It's home to one of the State's grandest coastal lake systems, with four interconnected lakes cradled within a protected marine park. This is your haven for an action-packed kayaking weekend. The lakes are alive with an incredible array of birds, animals, and aquatic life – all waiting for you to dive right in.
Our adventure kicks off and wraps up at Bombah Point, NSW. Be prepared to paddle around 10-15 kilometers each day, demanding a moderate to high fitness level. The specifics may change due to the ever-changing elements, like the weather, wind, and current. As you leisurely glide through the warm waters, leave behind the daily grind and bask in the breathtaking scenery. We'll camp overnight at an exclusive site, accessible only by water or foot. Here, you'll enjoy delicious nibbles, sunset drinks, and a camp-style dinner. With free time at camp, you can explore the bush, take a refreshing swim, and most likely share some hearty laughs amidst the tranquility.
You'll be conquering the waters in double Mirage sea kayaks – super stable and incredibly user-friendly. On day one, you'll be paired up with a friend or another adventurous lady with similar kayak experience. Even if you're a kayaking novice, we've got you covered with thorough instructions.
Here is the rundown:
- Date: Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th February 2024
- Meeting Time: 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
- Meeting Point: Bombah Point, NSW (Near Bulahdelah). Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you after registration.
- Maximum Numbers: 8 plus your WEA host and professional kayak guide
- Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required
- Experience: minimal kayak experience needed
- Kayak Length: 10 - 15kms each day
- Cost: $490 per person
What is included:
- Kayak and all the necessary gear, including PDF/lifejacket
- Safety briefing and kayak instruction
- Camping, park and parking fees
- All meals provided. From Saturday lunch to Sunday lunch
- All cooking equipment
- Camping gear including tents, sleeping mats, camp chairs and dry bags
- WEA Kayak adventure guide - Kayak and wilderness first aid qualified
- WEA host to ensure you have the most amazing, stress free weekend possible
- Awesome photos of your adventure to download from the Facebook event page
- Lots of fun and some WEA surprises and goodies along the way
- Transport to and from the start and end point - Bombah Point, NSW
- Travel Insurance
Cost: 2-day Adventure, including all meals, camping and Kayak Equipment for just $490 per person
What you need to wear/bring with you: (full packing list provided)
- Clothing - Good news, you won't need a lot, we'll give you a list closer to the event to ensure you're ready for all weather conditions. It's a very small list as all your belongings will go into your kayak! We'll give you a 15L dry back to pack all of your belongings into.
- Paddle Shoes: Choose old joggers or water shoes for the paddle (no thongs)
- Capsite Shoes: Sneakers or enclosed shoes for comfot at night - throw in your thongs as well if you would like
- Compack Sleeping Bag: One that fits into a 15L dry bag
- Personal Medications
- Water Bottle
- Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, Bug Spray
- Camera /Phone
- Small towel (no showers but the lake is the perfect spot for an afternoon or early morning dip)
- Snacks (if you have faves - though we will provide plenty)
Get ready for an electrifying weekend full of laughter!
Frequently Asked Questions
How fit do I need to be?
As we will be paddling at a leisurely pace between 10 and 15kms a day, so you'll need a moderate level of fitness. If you are unsure if this adventure is for you please drop us an email at email@example.com with your details and we will give you a call to discuss.
Do I need experience?
We do recommend that you have paddled in some capacity before this adventure. We'll give you a comprehensive briefing before we start on equipment use, safety and what to expect while on the paddling. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you. You need to be able to swim and be confident in water to participate.
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 which 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 discuss if this adventure is suitable for you.
How many women will be on my adventure?
We like to keep things quite small and intimate at WEA to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. For this adventure, we have a maximum capacity of 8 plus your WEA hosts and kayak guide.
What if I don’t have anyone to go with?
No problem at all; there are be two WEA hosts to make sure everyone meets before we set off and that everyone gets to know each other along the way. By the end of the weekend, we are sure you would have found some new adventure friends.
Are there showers and toilets at the campsite?
Drop toilet, yes. Shower? No, there is not; we will be one with nature! We come fully prepared with a toilet kit and you can take a dip in the lake if you need to freshen up.
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'll contact you in the days before the tour to discuss your options.
Am I going to get wet?
Yes and no - you will get some 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?
They are extremely stable, seaworthy and easy to use. The chances of a capsize are remote. You will be wearing a PFD (personal floatation device) at all times and the kayaks are virtually unsinkable due to their airtight compartments.
We will also give you a safety briefing before we start, explaining what to do to avoid capsizing and what to do if you do capsize!
The Nitty Gritty and Bits and Bobs:
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 6 July 2023 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.
Domestic Travel Insurance Policy
Yep, this adventure is in Australia, but we know how important travel insurance can be if you need to change your plans, become ill or injured before or during our adventure. We suggest you source and purchase travel insurance upon booking. Better safe than sorry!
We hope you can join us! Sharon and Kat
Myall Lakes Kayak and Camp
Myall Lakes 2 day, Kayak and Camp Weekend 3rd and 4th February 2024$490.00Tax: GST includedSold Out
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