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.
Get a taste of the good life. After a hugely successful recent paddle, this is Freedom Outdoors second venture into this beautiful area, taking in some of the Eastern Suburbs finest Harbour beaches - Vaucluse, Neilsen Park and Rose Bay. We’ll choose to land at boutique beaches with names like Hermit, Parsley and Milk. Experience Strickland and Vaucluse Houses. Delightful paddling around a lovely shoreline with opportunities to swim at sandy beaches along the way. Safe landings and clear water, with the opportunity for coffee as we go. Wonderful homes, heaps of history and attractive people – you will fit right in.
From the Western Basin to the outlet to the sea, you’ll see it all. On this leisurely paddle you can swim the lagoon from a clean, sandy beach or take a plunge in the ocean or nearby rock pool. Discover the unexpected creeks that flow into the lagoon, including astonishing Deep Creek, with its migratory birds from as far away as Russia. Visit an island, experience the exotic wildlife – pelicans, black swan, maybe a fish will jump in your boat! Hear about the Aboriginal history and what’s being done to protect the remaining bushland. Led by former president of Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Tony Carr.
Kayak hire $108pp.
Full day. Easy, with lots of stops.
Suit first timers, tuition given.
Location Northern Beaches - good public transport connections. 45 mins from the CBD.
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.
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.
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
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The Whitsundays are unique, exotic and spectacularly beautiful. This will be our second visit to the islands at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and we’ll again kayak, snorkel, camp, swim and island trail walk all the great spots. Fly into Hamilton Island (designated discount fare destination). Experience famous Whitehaven Beach, breathtaking Chance Bay, the many coral reefs and bays of Hook Island and circumnavigate celebrated Hayman Island. Our big finale will be a day aboard the largest fully air-conditioned catamaran on the Reef – even has its own jacuzzi!
We are excited to be back in the Whitsundays for a week of adventure and fun. Now it is your turn to experience this magical part of the world, accompanied by Freedom Outdoors host Cathy Miller and with our local expert guiding team at Airlie Beach. Cathy has run trips to Ningaloo Reef, is responsible for our women’s paddling group and leads many of our day trips. Her objective is to ensure you have a great time and to assist with any requests you may have. You will be in good hands
Includes fascinating kayaking legs in and around the reefs and islands, spectacular snorkeling and island walks with breathtaking views. Paddlers will connect and immerse themselves in the stunning Whitsundays and return home with lifetime memories. Two nights at the just refurbished Airlie Beach Hotel, right in the centre of things, sublime nights of camping under the stars and swims on some of the world’s most perfect, white beaches. Quality tents and kayaks. Itinerary is exclusive to Freedom Outdoors and features the extra little touches we are famous for. This trip cannot be purchased from a travel agent.
All this for $3,685 per person
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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.
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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.