Camp & Kayak Expedition
Berri South Australia - Fri 26th April 2019

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Berri South Australia
Date:
Fri 26th April 2019
Start Time:
8:00am
End Time:
4:00pm
Duration:
3 days
Non-Member Cost:
$450.00 per person
Member Cost:
$395.00 per person
Deposit Required:
$150.00
Tagged:
kayaking
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The Riverland has some of the best backwaters and camping spots in South Australia ..... Kayaking/Camping is a great way to experience all that the river & wetlands have to offer!

 

On this no fuss, no frills expedition, we have an experienced guide & our Adventurous Women host accompany you throughout, providing you with plenty of support along the way.  The trip is suitable for first timers or those with experience, however an adventurous spirit is required as the camping experience itself is basic, and designed to provide you with a real sense of being in nature!

 

The paddling and camping is mostly within the Katarapko (Kat-are-ap-ko) section of the Murray River National Park.

Gallery

Happy Paddlers
Sunset Reflections
Friendly Roos
Setting up camp
serenity
Camping along the river
Heading toward Booky Cliffs
Heaps of Fun!

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Gliding through a series of scenic wetlands and meandering creeks in the Murray River National Park

● Beautiful campsites overlooking Bookpurnong Cliffs and Katarapko Creek

● Wonderful array of native birdlife and inquisitive kangaroos

● Optional short walking trails at campsites

● Aboriginal sites

● Nature thriving from environmental water flows under the "Katfish Reach" scheme.

Itinerary

Meet with your Adventurous Women Host Leonie at 8.00am for the drive in convoy to Berri (We can assist with Car-Pooling if you'd like this option - If so, please let us know if you'd like to drive or be passenger and contribute towards fuel costs and we will coordinate vehicles)

On your arrival in Berri, you'll park your vehicles in a designated parking area and be met by the lead guide who will be driving a bus with all the kayaks/equipment. You'll then be transported by bus to the launch area at Lock 4, where the gear will be distributed among all the kayaks, a briefing will be held and you'll then begin your first paddle to Booky Cliffs Campground (approx 3.5 kms paddling).

On arrival at Booky Cliffs, you'll set up camp and enjoy a little chill out time, or if wanting to stretch your legs there's an option to take a stroll on one of two walks which our lead guide will point out to you.

Afterwards we've got a beautiful little sunset paddle lined up for you into Gurra Gurra Creek to spot possums etc, before returning to camp for dinner & drinks. (2-3km paddling).

(Total paddling distance for the day approx 6kms)

Meals: None included

Setting off in the morning, the group will paddle north 1.5km to enter Eckert Creek, following a trail to the log crossing regulator at about 6.5kms. From there you'll either paddle south along Sawmill Creek to rejoin the Murray River, or continue on The Splash following another trail - this will be dependent upon weather conditions on the day. From either of the chosen routes you'll enter Katarapko Creek, our destination for the day.

(Total paddling distance is 20kms via The Splash or 17kms via Sawmill Creek.)

End of the day, you'll pull up at a nice little spot near the river and set up camp for the night. You then have the option of walking the Kai Kai Trail later in the afternoon.

Meals: None included

This morning you'll pack up camp and enjoy a relaxing paddle to Milich Landing (approx 9kms) where the bus will be waiting to ferry you back to your vehicles in Berri. Your AW Host Leonie will be returning to Adelaide in the afternoon and welcomes you to join her in the convoy back ... or you may just choose to spend the evening in Berri to finish out your little break away!

Meals: None included

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Includes

3 day, 2 night kayaking trip in the Katarapko section of the Murray River National Park.

One qualified Kayak Guide/Instructor

One Adventurous Women Host

Double Touring kayaks

Dry bags - 2 or 3 each

Tents (2 to a 3 person tent or 4 to a 5 person tent)

Sleeping Mats

Gas Stove - "lunchbox" style - for 2-4 people

Cooking Utensils (inc. wash bowl & cleaning items) - for 2-4 people

Eating Utensils - one "dilly bag" each

8L "Pack Tap" Water Bag

Camping Stool

Head Torch

Dry bag with toilet paper, spade and soap - one per tent group

Transport to launch point near Berri and from finish point near Loxton (one-way trip)

Excludes

Meals/Food (we will provide a suggested list of items suitable for this style of trip)

Sleeping Bag

Protective clothing (sun/rain)

Accommodation

The tents supplied are either twin share or quad share and each evening your name will go into a draw to see who will be your tent buddy/s.   If you wish to bring your own one person tent that's completely fine, please advise us so we know not to cater for you ....  and also please ensure that it is not too bulky. 

What To Bring/Wear

- Gear List Provided on Booking

- Food - We will provide a list of suitable food/meals to help you prepare for the experience

- You can bring air beds or self-inflating mats to go on top of the sleeping mats supplied and any other not-too-bulky items for greater comfort if you like.

More Information

 

The Kayaks are Double Touring Kayaks, however if you would prefer to have a single kayak for the duration we can accommodate you at the additional charge of $35.00. 


Be aware that you can't bring fresh fruit or vegetables into the Riverland unless you have an itemised receipt that proves that you bought them in South Australia. Fresh fruit and vegetables are available at several fruit stalls on the way to Berri, at Berri supermarkets (Coles, Woolworths, Aldi) or Foodland Barmera (Waikerie, Loxton & Renmark also have supermarkets).

 

This is a great experience suitable for beginners through to experienced paddlers / and all fitness levels

No Princess Policy

Princess crossed out

This tour by it's very nature is not designed for the 5 Star Traveller. It is for the girl who has an 'adventurous spirit' and is looking for a unique and rewarding 'experience'!  You need to be able to adopt a "Go With The Flow" attitude, a willingness to have a go, work as a team .... and to be 'ok' with bush camping (no showers, drop toilets or at times, no toilets)


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Cancellation & Refunds

Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:

If you cancel 30 days or more prior to commencement of the tour, you are eligible for a full refund of your deposit.

If you cancel 30 days or less prior to commencement of the tour, you are not eligible for a refund of your deposit.

No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.

Please ensure you read our complete  cancellation policy  before booking