Kayak Camping Adventure to Marramarra Orchard

Leave the worries of the world behind, and spend the night in the prehistoric wilderness of Marramarra National Park on a kayak adventure like no other in Sydney.

Paddle beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of the Hawkesbury, past shipwrecks and waterfalls and riverside settlements, until we leave all signs of civilisation behind and push up the river into the unspoilt ancient Australian bush, and come to the fertile grounds of a forgotten orchard.

Make camp by the fire and settle in for an evening under the stars. Wake up to bird song and some hot coffee and a hearty breakfast before making our way back downstream to where we left.

Hear the story of the land unfold over the course of the tour, from thousands of years of indigenous heritage to the few short centuries of early European explorers.

All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Our double kayaks are comfortable and easy to use, just bring an adventurous spirit.

per adult from

$501

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket
    • Camping equipment - Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat
    • Entry/Admission - Marramarra National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Marramarra Creek campground
    • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Peats Bite

  • Day 1: Up river

    Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
    Find ancient middens, the ruins of the old church, and the cemetery with dozens of graves of early settlers
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
    This used to be one of the food bowls of Sydney. Port Jackson (Sydney harbour) gave the early settlers little love, so they tried the more fertile banks around the Hawkesbury. An orchard still remains.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
    Our adventure begins on the mighty Hawkesbury River, beneath the towering sandstone cliffs and rugged bush that lines its shore.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Marramarra Creek campground, Smugglers Ridge Track, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
    Our home for the night - under the stars amongst the orchard
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    This highly protected piece of bushland provides habitat for countless bird and plant species. We can take a short hike up the path, or a longer hike up the spur through the bush, to an incredible lookout over our paddling route up the river
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
    See this remarkable shipwreck, and hear the story of its incredible life. How it went from a war ship, to a cargo boat, to being washed up on the banks of the river.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia
    Stop in at a beach in this National Park for a rest and some light refreshments
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
    Paddle past this fascinating riverfront community, where life goes at a different pace with no roads
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
    Paddle into the heart of one of the wildest National Parks there is
    Duration: 18 hours

    Pass By: Fishermans Point, Berowra Creek NSW 2082, Australia
    Paddle past this forgotten destination

    Stop At: Friendly Island, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
    Scale this wildly charming rock surrounded by bush
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camping at Marramarra Orchard Campground. All food and equipment provided.

    Day 2: Down river

    Stop At: Marramarra Creek campground, Smugglers Ridge Track, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
    Explore the area before heading down the river
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Peats Bite, Sunny Corner, Hawkesbury River NSW 2083, Australia
    Option to stop at this iconic restaurant for a well deserved lunch
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
    Admire the riverfront lifestyle of one of Sydney's most special communities
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Milson Island, Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
    Formally an asylum, now a camp for kids, this incredible island has a story to tell

    Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
    A short hike to an incredible clifftop offers breathtaking views of where the three rivers meet.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Mooney Mooney, Mooney Mooney, New South Wales
    The northern gateway to the Hawkesbury

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Nothing quite like a camp breakfast in the bush
    • Lunch: We provide wraps, but for something special, guests can choose to purchase a lunch to remember at Peats Bite
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
    2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please get in touch to confirm pick up details as it may not always be possibleAirports
    • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, New South Wales 2020 Australia
    Ports
    • Overseas Passenger Terminal
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by River Adventures

Activity ID: V-142198P6

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