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Make the most of the great weather and join our Women on Water programme when we take in the lower reaches of this lovely Northern Sydney waterway, adjacent to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Launching from Rowlands Reserve in Bayview, we'll make our way to Scotland Island, where we'll land and explore. This will be Freedom Outdoors second visit to the island, which was settled by Andrew Thompson, a salt-maker and boat builder in 1810. Now this picturesque spot is a thriving community. We'll also take in some of the nearby bays and the beautiful homes and exquisite boats at Newport. Paddle led by Cathy Miller. We'll be using our Barracuda AR Duos - quality sit in kayaks with rudder systems to make steering easy. They are stable, comfy and fast. Kayak hire just $98. To register email [masked] and transfer $98 to Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked], with your name in the message field. Be quick - we allocate places as payment is received. Location easy to reach by public transport. Plenty of parking.
For the first time, we are going to circumnavigate Narrabeen Lagoon by kayak - from the Western Basin to the outlet by the Ocean Street Bridge and back again, There's so much to experience (bring your lunch - we'll find a lovely place to take a break). Swim the Lagoon from a clean, sandy beach, or take a plunge into the ocean or nearby rock pool, visit an island in the middle of the lagoon we've never been to before, explore Deep Creek in all it's glory, hear about the Royal Family's connection with Middle Creek, be close enough to photograph the over 100 Black Swan that have made the lagoon their home. PLUS, find out why Narrabeen Lagoon was a centre of Aboriginal settlement, be amazed at the lagoon's pre-World War 2 German connection and tell us what you think about the idea of a raised "aquatic walkway" out into the lagoon. Start at 9am, finish around 3pm. This paddle would suit those who haven't done much paddling - it'll nice and easy, with lots to see and frequent breaks from paddling. Tuition given. Easy to get to by public transport. Get there on the B-Line bus from Wynyard or Mona Vale then a short walk. We'll encourage car sharing. Kayak hire $98pp. Nothing else to pay. REGISTER NOW by emailing [masked] then transfer $98 for kayak hire to the following Westpac account, with your name in the message field: Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked]. Your place will be confirmed once payment is received. No cancellations or refunds in the week leading up to the paddle. Register now ONLY 4 PLACES REMAIN - and our paddles always fill up. An RSVP on Meet Up will not secure your spot. Places allocated strictly as payment is received.
Ningaloo Reef is one of Earth's last remaining ocean paradises. Located near Exmouth, it's 320km long and is Australia's largest fringing coral reef. It runs parallel to the coast and is ideal for kayaking. Features 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral. We locate for the week at a well equipped, exclusive base camp in Cape Range National Park and paddle it from south to north. Nice and easy day paddles with snorkelling, swims at golden beaches and some nice bushwalks. No mozzies or midges. Everything provided - just turn up and have fun. Full day swim with the whale sharks experience, aboard the most eco-friendly vessel on the Reef. A once in a lifetime opportunity to share the water with these gentle giants. Includes a night's accommodation at 4.5 star Mantarays Ningaloo Reef Resort with all meals. You get your own tent in the park, twin share at the resort. You don't need to be an expert kayaker, just do some Freedom Outdoors day trips and be of at least average fitness. Just $3,495 - includes meals, accommodation, kayaking, snorkelling - everything except airfares. $500 non refundable deposit gets you registered. Already over half full so get cracking. Email [masked] for full details.