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Kayak trips for everyone.​

Our full program of Kayak trips from beginner to advanced 
A Leisurely Browse...

Check out this season's exciting paddle program in detail in the list below...

Fri Oct 23 2020

WOW Womens Only: Woolwich to Balmain Explorer

Experience the thrill of paddling on one of the world's greatest harbours on this kayaking adventure led by Cathy Miller, using our superb Barracuda sit in Duos. They are stable, comfy, fast and ideally suited to Harbour conditions. 


This shorter tour, exclusively for our women paddlers, commences in our easy launch spot at Woolwich where you will receive instruction in paddling on the harbour. Once on the water, we will check out the Woolwich Dry Dock where we usually see the Sydney-Harbour racing yachts such as Wild Oats.


Then we head across to Birchgrove foreshores, with morning tea at Snails Bay. This tour provides good views of the coat hanger and reveals the extent of the massive developments that have transformed our Harbour in recent years. Much creative thought has gone into this post-industrial period. 

Note: if  windy, we can change the route to a more sheltered paddle. We will aim to be off the water by 1pm. 

Led by Cathy Miller

Grade: Easy/Medium. 

$78 per person

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Sat Oct 31 2020

TRIP FULL - Central Coast Exploratory/Brisbane Water Nat Park

Spend a relaxing day on the sunny Central Coast. See Woy Woy Bay and Brisbane Water National Park - it’s lush bush to the water’s edge. Into Waterfall Bay then across to the western shore, where you can decide which home you’ll buy when you win the lottery! Explore Phegan’s and Correa Bays, before heading east to our secret lunch location - an island with a glorious west facing beach - bring bathers. Along the canals to an island devoted entirely to pelicans! Great day. 

Easy/Medium. 

$98 per person.

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Fri Nov 06 2020

Mystery Cafe: Parramatta River - Cabarita to Concord with lunch

Great sightseeing on the upper part of Sydney Harbour plus lunch at our mystery restaurant (name only revealed on the day). From Bayview Park in Canada Bay, we paddle up the Parramatta river towards the last remaining punt on Sydney harbour at Mortlake and around the beautiful grounds at Concord. Then to Rivendell, the old brick hospital with it's stylish entrance right on the water. You'll recognise it from the movie The Great Gatsby. We take a morning tea break then head to our Mystery Cafe for lunch. Lots of yummy things to eat and reasonably priced. Take a dip at their adjacent beach before enjoying a relaxed paddle back to the launch point.

Led by Cathy Miller and open to all

Grade Easy/Medium

$98 per person (food extra)

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Fri Nov 13 2020

Woronora Wonderland in the Sutherland Shire

The sheltered Woronora River is a truly beautiful waterway, not often visited by kayakers. An easy drive from the CBD or take the train. We’ll meet at the Sutherland Shire Canoe Club and paddle to Prince Edward Park and stop for a break at a riverside camping area (we are usually the only ones there). Lots of sandy beaches and quaint houses to see. Then into the Woronora Reserve – look out for the Sea Eagles! Lunch and swim at The Needles, a picnic spot overlooking the water. Many tell us it’s the most attractive we go to. Short bushwalk to lunch and swimming hole.

Led by Bryon Merzeo.

$98pp includes professional guide and kayak hire

Easy/Medium.

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Sat Nov 14 2020

WOW Women's paddle - Woolwich to Berry Island - Half day

On this tour led by Cathy Miller, you'll be able to take photos of yourself on the water with the Harbour Bridge behind. Your friends will go green with envy! Our easy launch spot is in Woolwich where you'll receive pre-launch instruction on paddling on the harbour. First up we'll check out the Woolwich Dry Dock, where we usually see some of the Sydney to Hobart racing yachts, such as Wild Oats. We can follow the northern shoreline into sheltered bays, with a short morning tea stop at Berry Island. 

Note: if windy we have lots of more sheltered options. 

We'll be using our Barracuda AR Duos - stable, comfy and fast. 

Led by Cathy Miller and open to everyone. 

Grade: Easy/Medium. 

$78 per person.

 

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Fri Nov 20 2020 - Sun Nov 22 2020

Hawks Nest Weekend with the Dolphins-FULL waiting list open

Click here for trip brochure, with complete details of the weekend and accommodation options - PDF


For this weekend kayaking adventure, hosted and guided by Bryon Merzeo, we’ve selected the spectacular Myall Lakes National Park area, a couple of hour’s drive from northern Sydney on good roads. We’ll be staying at the impressive Reflections Holiday Park at Hawks Nest, where a range of excellent accommodation is available, from luxurious cabins to powered campsites. The Park is right on superb Bennett’s Surf Beach.


There will be two paddles over the weekend. Up the exquisite Myall River on Saturday and into Myall Lakes National Park and on Sunday we’ll head south towards Port Stephens and Corrie Island. The vegetation is lush, birdlife plentiful and we usually see dolphins at play. Swimming opportunities at sandy beaches both days. 


Kayak in our Custom Built Boats!

For the two kayak trips, we will be using our superb Barracuda AR Duos. They are super stable (won’t tip up), have comfy padded seats, back supports and rudder systems for easy steering. They will be brought up from Sydney on a trailer. 

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Fri Nov 27 2020

Perfect Pittwater: Palm Beach to the Basin

We set off on another adventure, led by Cathy Miller. The Basin is one of the absolute gems of Pittwater, a beautiful bushed picnic and camping area, with a big, pool-like salt-water swimming area. Starting from the eastern side of Pittwater, we'll paddle across the waterway and land at a lovely sandy beach, part of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We'll picnic and swim in lush bushland surroundings. See if you can spot the local swamp wallabies or kookaburras. Bring a fishing line of you have one. You might get to take home a whiting or bream. After lunch we'll visit Beachwood Cottage, built in 1882 and still in good condition. On the water back to Pittwater, keep and eye out for playful dolphins. 

Just $98 per person. 

Grade Easy.

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Sat Dec 12 2020

Nepean Gorge & Blue Mountains National Park

An experience not to be missed - pristine wilderness in a World Heritage Listed National Park. Steep and breathtaking landscape. We paddle a section called The Narrows, then get into the Gorge and National Park itself. The most beautiful part of the day follows, where it's serene, peaceful and narrow. Short walk to a spectacular lookout. Sound of bellbirds everywhere. Great spot for lunch and a swim. This may become your favourite Sydney waterway.

Led by Bryon Merzeo.

Easy/medium. 

$108 per person.  One of our most popular paddles. Always sells out.

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Fri Dec 18 2020

Central Coast Exploratory/Brisbane Water National Park

Spend a relaxing day on the sunny Central Coast. See Woy Woy Bay and Brisbane Water National Park - it’s lush bush to the water’s edge. Into Waterfall Bay then across to the western shore, where you can decide which home you’ll buy when you win the lottery! Explore Phegan’s and Correa Bays, before heading east to our secret lunch location - an island with a glorious west facing beach - bring bathers. Along the canals to an island devoted entirely to pelicans! Great day. 

Easy/Medium. 

$98 per person.

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Mon Dec 28 2020

Leisurely Lane Cove River National Park

This tranquil waterway, centrally located near Sydney Harbour is an ideal escape after a frantic Christmas. Glide along peacefully and enjoy tree-clad banks, impressive sandstone rock formations and a fascinating history. No pressure - you set the pace. We'll pass Fairyland and learn about Australia's most intriguing murder mystery. Take a break at picturesque Sugarloaf Reserve then lunch at Burns Bay with its expansive views of the harbour and the bridge. Start at 10am, finish around 4. 


Only $98 per person. Got family or friends with you? Bring them along. 


Grade Easy.

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Sat Jan 02 2021

The Cascades: Garigal NP Paddle & Walk

Starting at Davidson Reserve we’ll kayak as far as it’s possible to go on Middle Creek. We’ll leave our boats and follow a well-defined bush track to a beautiful swimming and picnic spot – quite spectacular – in the middle of the bush called The Cascades. Here there was a thriving cedar forest and the trees were felled and floated down Middle Creek so they could be punted to Circular Quay for the building of the original Sydney Town

$108 per person

Easy/Medium.

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Fri Jan 15 2021

Towra Point Internationally Significant Aquatic Reserve

Wait until you see this extraordinary, secret waterway at the southern end of Botany Bay, on a day when the tide is especially high. We have special permission to take you into this aquatic reserve, adored by all who experience it. A diverse estuarine wetlands, where you’ll see rare native vegetation, fish breeding grounds and valuable habitats for aquatic invertebrates and threatened birds. It is treasured by nature lovers. The day includes a cruise through the mangroves and swimming on white, sandy beaches (bring your camera and swimmers). In the afternoon, visit Captain Cook’s landing point. Meeting point is Kurnell. A quite extraordinary experience.

 Led by Cathy Miller and open to everyone.

 Grade: Easy/medium. Just $108 per person. 

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Fri Jan 22 2021

In Search of Winifred Falls, Royal National Park

We travel deep within the Royal National Park to discover this exquisite spot, tucked away in dense bushland. South West Arm narrows and wends its way alongside tree clad banks to this peaceful, out-of-the-way spot. The last bit involves leaving our boats and rock-hopping to our lunch spot, where playing under the waterfall should be the order of the day. Then back to Lilli Pilli, Yowie and Gymea Bays, depending on how time goes. 


Grade: Easy/medium. Just $108 per person.

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Fri Feb 05 2021 - Sun Feb 07 2021

Kangaroo Valley Weekend Away: 2 days in paddling paradise

Click here to download full weekend trip brochure


We get more requests for Kangaroo Valley trips than any other weekend destination. Easy to see why it’s so popular, when you discover the simple pleasures of a weekend on the water here with friends. Two easy-paced day paddles on the tranquil waters of Morton National Park above Tallowa Dam, near the quaint settlement of Kangaroo Valley. On Day One we’ll launch adjacent to the picnic area at Tallowa Dam and paddle up the sun-dappled waters of the Shoalhaven River. 

Along our route, you’ll have the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the sheer sandstone cliffs of the Shoalhaven Gorge 

that rise high above a heavily-wooded shoreline chock full of birdlife.  


Several accommodation options including cabins, villas to share if you wish or powered camping sites at an excellent holiday park. 

Guided by Bryon Merzeo and fully organized throughout.

Kayak hire $245 for the two days.

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Sun May 16 2021 - Sun May 23 2021

Ningaloo Reef Kayaking Adventure

Ningaloo Reef is one of Earth’s last remaining ocean paradises. This will be our 11th trip to Ningaloo and our best yet. For the first time we’re including a historic tour of the Exmouth area and swimming with the whale sharks will be aboard the most luxurious vessel on the Reef. 


Download Brochure as a pdf - Click here


Freedom Outdoors has conducted ten very successful trips to the Reef. Now it’s your turn to experience Western Australia’s most spectacular natural attraction, accompanied by Freedom Outdoors host Cathy Miller and our local guiding team in Exmouth headed by legendary Neridah Grieves, who has looked after all our Freedom Outdoors groups at Ningaloo. 


Highlights Include:


o Get up close and personal with an amazing coral reef which is host to a huge array of tropical fish plus glorious ocean creatures like humpback whales, manta rays, dolphins and dugongs. Kayak and snorkel at over 10 separate sites, some shore based, others using kayak moorings on the Reef. 


o The golden, sandy beaches are important breeding grounds especially for the loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles. 


o We locate for the week at an exclusive, well-equipped base camp in the park and drive each day to the kayaks as we paddle from south to north. Camper trailer at base camp has all mod cons, No mozzies or midges.


o Special visits planned to the Milyering Centre to view interesting historical and geographical displays and a walk into Yardie Creek, a wildlife hotspot with over 105 bird species and home of the rare black-footed rock wallabies.


o Full day Swim-with-the-Whale-Sharks experience aboard the most luxurious, spacious and comfortable vessel on the Reef.


> Two nights in Exmouth at the 4.5-star Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort, with dinner Saturday night finale at Exmouth’s best restaurant, Whalers.


 All this for $3,695 per person

Secure your spot by paying a deposit of $500pp – just click on Book Now.

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Mon Jul 05 2021 - Thu Jul 15 2021

Bali & the Komodo Islands

Iimagine kayaking some of the most remote beaches on earth, drifting over magnificent coral reefs, visiting uninhabited islands, snorkeling among the manta ray and turtles, discovering small stilted villages, exploring caves and coves only accessible by kayak. An off-the-tourist-track village with stone pillars, daggers, spearheads and ceramics dating back to the Chinese Bronze Age. The Komodo Dragon, a creature that time seemed to forget, in its natural habitat.  

Fully guided throughout, with Freedom Outdoors Cathy Miller as host, Great mix of kayaking, walking and taking it easy. Support boat on all kayaking days - just hop aboard if you want to take a break. Hotel accommodation, quality camping and in cabins aboard our support boat. Wonderful meals with local specialities. Australian designed and made kayaks. Suitable for less experienced kayakers - just be of at least average fitness.   

 

Secure your spot by paying a deposit of $550pp – just click on Book Now.

Balance payable by bank transfer to 

Freedom Outdoors BSB 032 123 Account 22 32 86, 

with your name in the message field.


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Fri Sep 24 2021 - Tue Oct 05 2021

Kayak Croatia - Split to Dubrovnik

                                 This is our second visit to Croatia – our first sold out and got rave reviews.

Every day is different … every day is special

This Freedom Outdoors destination offers thousands of years of history, amazing wild and untouched nature, big cliffs, lonely bays, cultural sites, traditional fishing villages, easygoing islander lifestyle, unique local specialties, world class kayaking and all the fun you can handle!


The classy vessel Otac Duje is a well-appointed vessel with air conditioned ensuite cabins and an attractive restaurant.  This boat will be our convenient base and take us and our kayaks to the best locations. Bryon Merzeo, part of our guiding team since the beginning, is keen to show you the best of Croatia’s 1,185 islands, incredible history, limpid sapphire waters, traditional fishing villages, eight National Parks, astounding architecture - plus Split and Dubrovnik. He knows Croatia well – it’s one of his favourite destinations. Seize the day and join Bryon on an epic adventure that will take 12 days from September 26.


We have chartered the motor vessel Otac Duje to take us and our quality double kayaks with rudders to magical places. The trip will include paddles, walks, snorkeling and cycling. All activities are optional (take a day off at any time) and a motorboat will accompany each paddle, so you can opt out if you’ve had enough.                                                 

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