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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.
Time & Location
30 Oct 2022, 7:30 am – 11:30 am AEDT
Doree Place, Doree Pl, Dora Creek NSW 2264, Australia
About The Adventure
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 Kayak Guide. 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 highly 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 and a paddle lesson, our adventure 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 M1 freeway; the traffic noise quickly lost to the sound of bellbirds as the creek narrows and the trees close in on the water.
Date: Saturday 18th December 2021
Meeting Time: 7:15 am for a 7:30 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
Fitness Level: A moderate level of fitness is required
Experience: No experience is needed
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. Must be confident in open water and able to swim 50 meters with a life jacket on. Must be able to tread water for at least 10 minutes wearing a life jacket.
Length: We will Kayak between 10-12 km long and will take us approximately 4 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have some morning tea along the way
Cost: $140 pp
- 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 will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save
- A Women Embrace Adventure buff
*What do I need to bring?
- *Clothing and footwear that can get wet (old joggers are good - thongs are not)
- *Change of clothing
- *Waterproof jacket/raincoat (for rain/cold)
- *2 litres of water
- *Personal medications you might need such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic
- 8A 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. However, 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! You'll receive a comprehensive briefing before the tour 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.
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. This adventure is open for eight people only.
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.
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 meets 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 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.
Stay Safe Procedures: To prioritise the wellbeing of women, staff and our community, Women Embrace Adventure is taking necessary measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
*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
*Follow our covid safe guidelines as outlined by the NSW Government at the time of the adventure
*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 payment is processed. No refunds will be given. Tickets may be transferred to another lady over the age of 18 who meets the criteria for this adventure; please email us at least 24 hours before the adventure to provide her contact details. This is an all-weather adventure. If cancelled by Women Embrace Adventure, a full credit or 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 email@example.com.
We hope you can join us!
Sharon and Kat x
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