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...
Sat Oct 30 2021
Leisurely Lane Cove River National Park
Lloyd Rees painted Lane Cove River many times and famously exclaimed, "I don't want to go to Heaven because it can't be as beautiful as this." Explore this tranquil waterway, centrally located near Sydney Harbour. It’s a gentle, meandering river with tree-clad banks, impressive sandstone rock formations and a fascinating history. Originally Sydney's foodbowl. We’ll even pass Fairyland and learn about Australia’s most intriguing murder mystery! Explore the river from the weir at Fullers Bridge to the harbour. Lunch and swim at a lovely leafy reserve.
Grade Easy – suit less experienced paddlers.
Fri Nov 05 2021
Bobbin Head/Cowan Creek in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP
Be amazed at the sheer grandeur of the western section of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Steep sandstone cliffs, dense bush to the water's edge, sheltered sandy pull in points and everywhere the sound of birds. Starting from Bobbin Head, we'll paddle to a picnic spot near the home of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, then to Pacifica, a site for the capital of Australia (where a replica of Windsor Castle was to be built). Learn all about the area's fascinating Aboriginal and European history. Our lunch spot is lovely Waratah Bay. Led by Cathy Miller.
Sat Nov 13 2021
Magical Mooney Mooney Creek
You glimpse the green as you zoom down the Big Dipper on the Freeway to Newcastle – steep, hilly countryside with semi rainforest to the water’s edge. Nestled below is a wonderful network of creeks with lots of mangroves – the sea eagles, cormorants, herons and kingfishers who make it their home love the place. Above us is the highest road bridge in Australia - see pic. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore on this quiet part of the mighty Hawkesbury, along with the occasional stately homestead. A relaxing day suitable for kayakers of all experience levels.
$108 per person.
Thu Nov 18 2021 - Sun Nov 21 2021
Myall Lakes Weekend with the Dolphins
Join us in the spectacular Myall Lakes National Park area, a couple of hours drive from Northern Sydney on good roads. Paddle the exquisite Myall River on Saturday 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 a few metres from our boats. Swimming opportunities at sandy beaches both days. Accommodation at the impressive Reflections Holiday Park at Hawks Nest (10% off for Freedom Outdoors paddlers) or arrange your own motel or Air B&B. Bring friends or come on your own and we can partner you up in one of our doubles. Led by Tony. The boats you love will be brought up from Sydney on a trailer.
Kayak hire for the whole weekend is just $245pp.
Grade Easy/medium. Click below to see the full brochure.
Fri Nov 26 2021
Chipping Norton Lakes
You've been off the water for a while. Get back into the spirit of kayaking and enjoy a relaxing day on this beautiful waterway. Chipping Norton Lakes is a total surprise package. It’s part of Georges River at Liverpool and we’ll paddle the lakes and connecting creeks – there’s so much to see. The area is home to 50 different species of birds including purple swamphens, pelicans, egrets, sacred ibis, pardalote and pacific black ducks. Common native trees found in this area include swamp oak, blue box, forest red gum, bangalay and wattle. Sandy boutique beaches for breaks and a lovely heritage homestead built in 1880 by Thomas Moore. Entire system of lakes and creeks is man-made!
Good train connection. Car sharing encouraged.
Easy/Med. 30 mins from the CBD.
Sat Dec 04 2021
Shark Island & the best of the East
National Parks has given us permission to do this special trip to Shark Island, a beautiful spot to the east of the Coathanger. It’ll be our first time on this lovely haven, with its quiet sandy beach and 360 degree harbour views. We’ll launch from Vaucluse and explore some of the Eastern Suburbs most celebrated boutique beaches and historic spots that were very popular on our paddles in this area last summer – Milk, Queens, Parsely and Hermit Beaches. Never heard of them? Neither had we - and they are stunning! We’ll decide where to land on the day and do the Harbour Foreshore Walk if there’s time. Highlight is sure to be our exploration of Shark Island. A day of beautiful paddling, sandy beaches and clear water right under spectacular million-dollar properties. Led by Cathy Miller.
Sat Dec 18 2021
Here's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really get to know Australia's most spectacular river system. All the history, the personalities and the stories come to life as you cruise from Sackville to Windsor on the first of 5 paddles we'll do over summer. From tiny Sackville we'll paddle with the tide via scribbly gum and tall bloodwoods to Cattai National Park for lunch, then through scenic twists and turns until the river opens out and the old Macquarie town of Windsor appears before us. One way paddle. Car shuttle organised. Led by Duncan Johnstone, who has been involved in many Freedom Outdoors paddles over the years and is famous for his Hawkesbury familiarisations.
Grade Easy/medium. $108 per person
Sat Jan 22 2022
Crosslands Reserve at Berowra
Upstream from the Berowra Waters Marina is a steep sided valley with beautiful bush and ample wildlife. We follow Berowra Creek to Crosslands Reserve, take a break there then head further up the creek making the most of the tide that tops out at 1.30pm. You’ll hear about a subgroup of the Dharug, the first inhabitants of the area and Burton Crossland and Matthew Charlton, the first European settlers. Incredibly beautiful narrow waterway that twists and turns. Join us for this day of adventure.
$108 per person.
Sun Jun 05 2022 - Sun Jun 12 2022
Ningaloo Reef Kayaking Adventure 2022
**Only 3 places left**
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.
Sat Jul 02 2022 - Mon Jul 11 2022
Bali & the Komodo Islands
Imagine 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. We will spend our nights in 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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Balance payable by bank transfer to
Freedom Outdoors BSB 032 123 Account 22 32 86,
with your name in the message field.
Sat Aug 06 2022 - Sun Aug 14 2022
Whitsunday Kayaking Adventure
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!
Sat Sep 24 2022 - Mon Oct 03 2022
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. We are 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. We know Croatia well – it’s one of our favourite destinations. Seize the day and join us on an epic adventure that will take 12 days from September 24.
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.