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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...

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 Join our happy group on Clean Up Australia Day for a 2-hour session on Narrabeen Lagoon, as we work our way around the waterway with gloves and rakes (provided), on the hunt for those pesky bottles, coffee cups, plastic bags and other bits and bobs tossed aside by others. This is our time to give back to our environment. We'll be focusing on the shoreline between the picnic areas, which are difficult for land-based crews to access.

$25pp.

You'll get to experience more of the lagoon as we go and get some nice, gentle exercise, too.  Starts at 9am. You must register in advance online or send an email to tonycarr@ozemail.com.au 

 Grade Easy.

 Thanks to Northern Beaches Council for their support.

Clean Up Narrabeen Lagoon

Sat Feb 29 2020

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This kayak tour takes you through 4 islands and under at least 2 bridges in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. From the heart of Sydney’s inner west, you’ll cruise under bridges and past several of the harbour’s natural islands. Launching at Woolwich, we’ll follow the northern shore line and paddle under our first bridge into the exclusive and scenic Tarban Creek. We’ll return via Drummoyne with a quick stop at a sandy beach, before heading to Rodd Island for lunch. From here we’ll paddle back along the Rozelle shorelines, then head across the waters to cruise past three picturesque islands – Schnapper, Spectacle and Cockatoo, each with their own rich maritime history. Bonus: this tour will improve your confidence in handling crossings and navigating boat traffic. Rejoice in the beauty that is Sydney Harbour! Expect to be off the water by 4.00pm.

Led by Cathy Miller and open to everyone. 

Grade: Easy/Medium. 

$98 per person.

 

Sydney Harbour Spectacular: 4 Islands 2 Bridges

Fri Mar 06 2020

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Spend a relaxing day on the sunny Central Coast with Tony. 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. 

 Grade: Easy/medium. Just $98 per person. 

Central Coast Exploratory/Brisbane Water NP/Waterfall Bay

Sat Mar 14 2020

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Another revealing kayaking adventure on Sydney Harbour, once more using our superb Barracuda AR sit in Duos. They are stable, comfy, fast and ideally suited to Harbour conditions. We'll launch from Woolwich, on the northern side of the Harbour and head across to Birchgrove foreshores, with morning tea at Snails Bay. This tour provides good views of the coat hangar 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.

Departs 9am. Back to Woolwich by 1pm. Grade Easy. Just $78pp. 

Women on Water: Woolwich - Balmain Explorer - 1/2 day

Sat Mar 28 2020

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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. $98 per person.  

Nepean Gorge & World Heritage Blue Mtns NP

Sun Apr 05 2020

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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. 

Grade Easy/Medium. Just $78 per person. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge Woolwich to Berry Island

Sat Apr 18 2020

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 “The last pristine river in NSW” - National Parks & Wildlife Service. Just waiting to be discovered by eager kayakers - a lush riverscape with mainly native heath vegetation and abundant wildlife backed by steep sandstone cliffs. 4kph speed limit means few boats!  We’ll start where the Colo meets the Hawkesbury and make our way up to a spectacular sandy beach for lunch and a swim. Just over an hour from CBD on good roads. With the tide both ways! Easy/Medium. $98 per person. Do something exciting on this Anzac holiday.

Led by Bryon Merzeo.

Colo River/Blue Mtns World Heritage area - ANZAC public holiday

Sun Apr 26 2020

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Ningaloo Reef is one of Earth’s last remaining ocean paradises. Located near Exmouth in WA, it is 320km long and is Australia’s largest fringing coral reef. Running parallel to the coast and ideal for kayaking and snorkeling, with 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral. Famous for its warm, shallow waters and huge variety of sealife. 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. You’ll be in good hands. Come on your own or bring your partner or friends - our groups are great fun.

 

Secure your spot by paying a deposit of $500pp – 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.

Ningaloo Reef Kayaking Adventure

Sun May 17 2020 - Sun May 24 2020

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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.    

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.

Bali & the Komodo Islands

Mon Jul 06 2020 - Wed Jul 15 2020

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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 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. This itinerary is exclusive to Freedom Outdoors and cannot be repeated in 2020 - so secure your spot now. Bryon will host the trip for Freedom Outdoors. He is well known as an organiser of our day trips and has led many weekend and longer trips, including to Ningaloo Reef. He is a fully qualified kayak guide and will be accompanied by outstanding local professional, English speaking guides. You are in good hands. 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. Optional familiarisation paddles will be held in Sydney prior to our departure. 

Otac Duje is a well-appointed vessel with air conditioned ensuite cabins and an attractive restaurant. She is one of a number of similar vessels available to us. If for any reason Otac Duje is not available, a vessel of similar quality will be substituted. The following itinerary should be taken as a guide only. Our objective is to deliver the best possible experience for you and better options may present themselves as we go. Paddles each day will last from 2.5 to 5 hours and include breaks. Pace dictated by the group. This is our second visit to Croatia – our first sold out and got rave reviews.  

                                                     Every day is different … every day is special

Only $6,495pp twin share/double – a deposit of $1,500 secures your place.  Single supplement $990. 

Email Tony at tonycarr@ozemail.com.au or call 0417 502 056 to register. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is required to secure your place. Balance payable by July 26, 2020. Single supplement: add $990. 

Deposit payable by bank transfer to:

Freedom Outdoors BSB 032 123 Account 22 32 86

with your name in the message field.

Kayak Croatia - Split to Dubrovnik

Sat Sep 26 2020 - Wed Oct 07 2020

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