Camp & Kayak Expedition SA
Berri South Australia - Fri 30th October 2020

Max Participants:
14
Location:
Berri South Australia
Date:
Fri 30th October 2020
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:
camping kayaking
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 Ral Ral section of the Murray River National Park.

Gallery

Serenity
Ready to Roll
Goodmorning
Happy Days
We're off!
Reflections are just stunning
Hello Girls
Time to set up camp
Sundowner ... Nibbles Time!
I spy Cleo in that Tree!!
Love a Campfire
Our Trusty Guide Kym & AW Host Leonie

Location

Please note map locations and route are approximate only

Highlights

● Featuring creeks that offer some of the most interesting paddling in South Australia, with abundant birdlife.

● Ancient Redgums around every bend in an area that was frequented by Aborigines for millennia.

● Paddling past the remains of a WW2 internment camp, where wood was cut to power steam pumps for the Riverland irrigation area.

● Overnight at campsites that seem a million miles from anyone else

● Opportunities for a night walk at each campsite with powerful head torches.

● Opportunity for a Twilight Paddle to spot wildlife

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 near the Wilkadene Brewery, where the gear will be distributed among all the kayaks, a briefing will be held and you'll then begin your first paddle.

Launching into the oxbow lake that Wilkadene is situated on, is an old river course that became a quiet backwater when the Murray changed course. We then begin paddling through narrow winding creeks with fascinating names - Amazon Creek, Little Hunchee Creek and Native Box Creek and finish the day out by setting up camp on Calperum Station (owned by the Australian Landscape Trust, it covers one third of the internationally recognised Ramsar site of the Riverland biosphere).

Approx Paddling Distance: 7kms

Meals: None included

Setting off in the morning we wind our way through Ral Ral and Nelbuck Creeks taking in all that this lovely paddling section has to offer. At the end of the day we pull up and camp on a sandy riverbed along the Murray River.

After dinner there is an opportunity for a twilight paddle.

Approx Paddling Distance: 18kms

Meals: None included

On our last day, we will complete the one-way journey to Renmark via beautiful Bulyong Creek.

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! We anticipate that the arrival back into Adelaide will be between 5 & 6pm.

Approx Paddling Distance: 9kms

Meals: None included

Includes

3 day, 2 night kayaking trip in the Ral Ral 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 Renmark (one-way trip)

Excludes

Meals/Food (Our AW Host, Leonie will coordinate menu/food items and everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute)

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 - (Our AW Host, Leonie will coordinate menu/food items and everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute)

- 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.

- You can BYO a small one person tent if you prefer not to share (otherwise these are supplied on a twin/share basis)

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)


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 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.

Update 19th September 2019 - ** Due to PayPal changing their policy to now retain fees even when we issue a refund we will be forced to pass this along. This means both partial and full refunds will be less the full fee charged by PayPal

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