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Women Embrace Sunrise Kayaking - Toronto to Kilaben Bay, Lake Macquarie NSW
Get ready for a sensational Sunday morning! Jump on board for an early morning paddle from Toronto to Kilaben Bay, hugging the shoreline for breathtaking views of Coal Point. Join us, you will have a ball!
Time & Location
03 Dec 2023, 5:00 am – 9:30 am AEDT
Toronto, Toronto NSW 2283, Australia
About The Adventure
Come on a delightful morning adventure with us on the stunning Lake Macquarie! Yes, it's an early start, but trust us, the breathtaking sunrise from this spot is absolutely worth it.
We kick off our journey with an informative safety briefing and paddle lesson just as the sun graces the sky. Confidence boosted, we'll paddle along the shoreline from Toronto to Coal Point, soaking in the spectacular views of Valentine, Green Point, Belmont, and beyond.
A mid-morning break awaits for leg stretching, a cuppa, and a nibble. Back on the water, we'll navigate around the point, cruising into the beautiful Kilaben Bay. Feel free to take a refreshing morning dip from the jetty and indulge in another cuppa if you fancy. When you're ready, we'll shuttle you back over the hill to our starting point.
Throughout the day, our WEA host and qualified WEA Kayak Guide will ensure you have a blast, providing a relaxed and fun experience for all. Get ready to paddle in style with our double Mirage Sea Kayaks—stable, easy to use, and perfect for doubling the fun with a friend or someone with similar kayaking experience. It's not just kayaking; it's a day of joy on the water!
Date: Sunday 3rd December
Meeting Time: 5:00am
Meeting Point: Toronto Lions Park, NSW. Details of the exact meeting point will be sent to you via text the day before the adventure. Yes, there are toilets at the start and end of our adventure.
Maximum Numbers: 10 plus your WEA guide and hosts
Fitness Level: Moderate fitness and mobility is required
Experience: No kayak experience is needed, but you need to be able to swim and be confident in open water.
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. You must be confident in open water, be able to swim 50 meters and tread water for at least 10 minutes wearing a life jacket.
Note: please send us a message if you would like to discuss your suitability; we are happy to give you a call to discuss.
Paddle Length: We will Kayak approx 12kms, which will take us about 4 hours, including time to enjoy our surroundings and have a cuppa along the way.
Cost: $130 per person
- Qualified kayak/canoeing guide with Wilderness first aid
- First Aid qualified Women Embrace Adventure host
- Double Mirage Sea Kayaks are supplied
- All kayak instruction and gear, including kayak, paddle, PFD
- Shuttle back to our starting point
- Morning tea: hot drinks and home-baked goodies as well as snacks and cold drinks after our kayak (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-sleeved shirts for sun protection.
- A change of clothing to leave in the car as you may want to change before heading home
- Swimmers - there is a beautiful area of the lake to swim in at the end of our kayak if your keen for a dip.
- Waterproof jacket/raincoat (for rain/cold)
- Two litres of water
- Personal medications such as asthma puffer if Asthmatic
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.
Do I need experience?
Definitely not! We give you a comprehensive briefing on equipment use, safety and what to expect before the adventure. 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 100kgs 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.
Am I going to get wet?
Yes and no - you will get some paddle splash as you paddle along and 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, 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 - Toronto to Kilaben Bay, Lake Macquarie NSWPrice$130.00
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