Sun, 10 Mar|
Women Embrace Kayaking - Marmong Awaba Bay, Lake Macquarie, NSW
Join us on a fantastic Lake Macquarie kayaking adventure! Paddle the shoreline of Marmong and Awaba Bay as we explore this beautiful part of the lake.
Time & Location
10 Mar 2024, 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Marmong Point, Marmong Point NSW 2284, Australia
About The Adventure
Immerse yourself in the great outdoors, stay active, and share laughs with a wonderful group of ladies. Our WEA host and qualified WEA Kayak Guide will ensure a safe, relaxed, and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Begin with a comprehensive safety briefing and paddle lesson, followed by a practice session on the water. Once confidence in the kayaks is established, we'll skirt the shore of Lake Macquarie Conservation Area to Awaba Bay, Bolton Point and Fenel Bay. We'll stop along the way for a cuppa and some delicious homemade goodies!
This adventure, spanning approximately 9 kilometres, will require a moderate level of fitness and mobility to be fully enjoyed.
Experience this journey in our double Mirage Sea Kayaks—stable and user-friendly. You'll be paired with a friend or someone with similar kayak experience.
Date: Sunday, March 10th 2024
Meeting Time: 7:00 am
Meeting Point: Marmong Point. Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you upon registration. Yes, there are toilets at the start and end point of our adventure.
Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guides
Activity / Fitness Level: Moderate To see if this activity is fit for you check out our Activity / Fitness Guide
Experience: No kayaking experience is necessary. Contact us if you are unsure.
Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age. Our kayaks have a maximum weight rating - as such, we have a maximum weight of 100 kg 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.
Paddle Length: We will Kayak approx 9 km, which will take us approximately 3 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have some morning tea along the way.
Cost: $130 per person
- Qualified kayak/canoeing guide
- Wilderness First Aid qualified Women Embrace Adventure host
- Double Mirage Sea Kayaks are supplied
- All kayak instruction and gear, including kayak, paddle, PFD (personal floatation device)
- Morning tea: hot drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know your dietary needs when booking)
- All licencing and insurance
- Photos of your adventure will be posted on our Facebook event page for you to save and share
What do I need to bring/wear?
- Clothing and footwear that can get wet (old joggers or enclosed water shoes with a sole are good - thongs or slides are not). We recommend long-sleeved shirts for sun protection.
- A change of clothing to leave in the car as you may want to change before heading home
- Waterproof jacket/raincoat (for rain/cold)
- Full Water Bottle (1 ltr minimum)
- Personal medications such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic
- A plastic garbage bag is also good for keeping things like your jacket or towel dry
- We'll have a communal dry bag available for car keys
How fit do I need to be?
You will need a moderate level of fitness to enjoy this adventure best. You need to be able to swim (50 metres with a life jacket on) and be confident in the water. This is your adventure, and we will paddle at a speed YOU are comfortable with and have rest stops as often as YOU like.
Do I need experience?
No! We give you a comprehensive briefing before the tour on equipment use, safety and what to expect. We also offer tips to improve your technique to make things easier and more enjoyable for you while on the adventure.
How many women will be on this adventure?
We like to keep things small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. This adventure is open to ten women 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 100 kg per person. Please note our kayaks are double sit-in sea kayaks that have a cockpit you will sit in. Please feel free to contact us to chat about the weight limit or cockpit width - we will happily discuss if this adventure is suitable for you.
Do I need to bring my own Kayak?
Nope, we provide all kayaks and the equipment you need to fully enjoy this adventure. You are not able to bring your own kayak due to insurance restrictions.
Am I going to get wet?
Yes and no, well, maybe! You will get some paddle splash as you paddle along and will get wet feet getting in and out of the kayak, but usually, 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, which are highly 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 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. We have some good alternative locations that aren't as affected by the wind. Cancellations that are made due to weather conditions by Women Embrace Adventure are entitled to a full credit or refund.
Nitty Gritty & 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 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. 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.
We hope you can join us!
Sharon and Kat x
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Women Embrace Kayaking, Marmong / Awaba Bay - 10th MarchPrice$130.00
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