Sun, 16 Aug | Doree Place

Women Embrace Kayaking Dora Creek

Join us and Embrace Kayaking. This half day venture starting and ending at Dora Creek is perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers and no matter how fit you are we will work with you to make this a fantastic experience.
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Women Embrace Kayaking Dora Creek

Time & Location

16 Aug 2020, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Doree Place, Doree Pl, Dora Creek NSW 2264, Australia

About The Adventure

Some may say "it is too cold to Kayak in Winter" but Women who Embrace Adventure love to take on the challenge. We guarantee you will warm up very quickly when you hit the water and start paddling. Whether you are new to kayaking or have paddled before, this kayak adventure is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and have some fun with a group of great ladies. On the day you'll be supported by your Women Embrace Adventure host and Glenn "Hakka" Hartley who will be our kayak guide for the morning. They will all ensure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone.

 This half day venture starting and ending at Dora Creek is perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers and no matter how fit you are we will work with you to make this a fantastic experience.

You'll be kayaking in double Mirage Sea Kayaks, which are extremely stable and easy to use. You will be paired up on the day with either a friend or someone with similar kayak experience. Paddling with someone else only adds to the fun of the day. 

After a safety briefing our tour will take us along Dora Creek which is one of the delightful waterways that flow into Lake Macquarie. Waterfront homes give way to bushland as we paddle upstream under the F3 freeway. The traffic noise quickly lost to the sound of bellbirds as the creek narrows and the trees close in. 

Details:

Date: Sunday 16th August 2020

Meeting Time: 8:45 am for a 9:00 am start

Meeting Point: Doree Place Dora Creek NSW.  Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you upon registration.

Maximum Numbers: 8 plus your WEA guides ( if restrictions ease we will lift numbers to 12 maximum)

Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required 

Experience: No experience needed

Length: We will Kayak between 8-10kms long and will take us approximately 3 hours including time to enjoy our surroundings and have some morning tea.

Cost: $140 pp 

Inclusions: 

  • Wilderness First Aid qualified Women Embrace Adventure host
  • Qualified kayak guide
  • All kayak instruction and gear including: kayak, paddle, PFD
  • Morning tea including hot drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for dietary requirements, please let us know of anything dietary needs when you book) 
  • Photos of your adventure that will be posted on our facebook event page for you to save
  • The latest Women Embrace Adventure buff to keep your neck and ears warm while you're out on the water. 

FAQs

What do I need to bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • clothing and footwear that can get wet (old joggers are good - thongs are not)
  • a change of clothing
  • towel
  • waterproof jacket / raincoat (if rain/cold)
  • 2 litres of water
  • personal medications you might need such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic
  • A plastic garbage bag is also good for keeping things like your jacket or towel dry. We will have a dry bag available for car keys.

How fit do I need to be?

Fitness is not a huge issue with kayaking at this level. If you are fit enough to walk around the shops….you can go kayaking. You do need to be able to swim (50 metres with a life jacket on.) This half-day kayak tour is around 3 hours in duration. Our attitude is that it's your day, and we will paddle at a speed YOU are comfortable with and have rest stops as often as YOU like.

 

Do I need experience?

Definitely not! We give you 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.

 

Surely it's too cold to Kayak in winter?

Yes, it will most likely be chilly BUT some of the best kayaking experiences happen in winter. Clear blue skies, lots of wildlife and lots of paddle power will warm us up quick smart. We'll also supply you with waterproof covering to keep your legs dry and warm while you are paddling. 

How many women will be on this adventure?

We like to keep things quite small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. Generally, there are 10-12 people on an adventure plus your guide and hosts. Due to the current Covid-19 Restrictions, this adventure is currently opened for 8 people only

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.

 

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 kayak. We always have lots of fun, there is 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!

How stable are the kayaks?

You will be kayaking in Mirage 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.

 

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. 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.

Stay Safe Procedures: To prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and our community, Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

*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

*Wash your hands before joining us 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 

Terms and Conditions: Payment for WEA half day adventures are final once you receive a confirmation email.  No refunds will be given but can be transferred to another lady over the age of 18, please email us before the adventure and provide her contact details. This is an all-weather event. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure a full refund will be provided. For full T&Cs see our webpage ( https://www.womenembraceadventure.com.au/t-c). By purchasing this ticket you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions please get in touch at info@womenadventure.com.au.  

We hope you can join us!

Sharon and Kat x

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