Fri, 09 Dec|
Women Embrace Kayaking Speers Point
Join us and Embrace Kayaking. This half-day venture starting and ending at Speers Point is perfect for beginner or intermediate paddlers with a moderate fitness level. We are sure you will love this adventure, including everything you need to kayak and a delicious lite lunch.
Time & Location
09 Dec 2022, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT
Speers Point, 62 Creek Reserve Rd, Speers Point NSW 2284, Australia
About The Adventure
Whether you are new to kayaking or have paddled before, this kayaking adventure is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get active and have some fun with a group of great ladies!
You'll be supported by your Women Embrace Adventure host and qualified Kayak Guide. They'll make sure you have a great time and provide a relaxed and fun experience for everyone.
We start our adventure with a safety briefing and paddle lesson before getting on the water for a practice session. Once we feel confident in the kayaks, we'll head down Cockle Creek and paddle past the industrial, commercial and rural settings of the north lake Macquarie district, passing under the Five Islands road and the train bridge. As we get further down the Creek, we meander through the bush with a few twists and turns, spotting lots of aquatic birds along the way. We will double back and paddle around the Five Islands and head towards Marmong Point for a delicious lite picnic lunch, including freshly baked goods and cold drinks.
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.
Date: Friday 9th December 2022
Meeting Time: 9:15 am for a 9:30 am start
Meeting Point: Speers Point Boat Ramp. Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you upon registration.
Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guides
Fitness Level: Moderate fitness and mobility 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.
Paddle Length: We will Kayak approx 8kms, which will take us approximately 3-4 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have some lunch along the way.
Cost: $150 pp
- 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
- Snacks and a lite lunch including fruit, fresh wraps, hot drinks and home-baked goodies. (We cater for most dietary requirements, please let us know your dietary needs when booking)
- 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 are not) We recommend long sleeve 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)
- Two litres of water
- 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 will have a communal dry bag available for car keys.
How fit do I need to be?
No previous kayaking experience is needed to participate in this adventure, you will need a moderate level of fitness to best enjoy this adventure. 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?
Definitely not! 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 quite small and intimate at Women Embrace Adventure to offer you a supportive and friendly environment. This adventure is open to eight 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 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 you sit in the kayak. 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.
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 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:
Stay Safe Procedures: Women Embrace Adventure is taking important measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) such as:
*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.
We hope you can join us!
Sharon and Kat x
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Women Embrace Kayaking Lake Macquarie Speers PointPrice$150.00
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