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Enjoy a group paddle and to any of the 30 places we go to around Sydney and up and down the coast. Benefit Active is part of the Freedom Outdoors group - access our website at http://www.freedomoutdoors.com.au

We also take groups to Ningaloo Reef in WA, New Zealand, Fiji, Croatia, Italy and Antarctica. To get onto our priority mailing list email tonycarr@ozemail.com.au or call 0417 502 056. We'll have you on the water in no time!

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Central Coast Exploratory incl Brisbane Waters National Park

PADDLE NOW FULL, WAIT LIST OPEN. This expansive waterway is the best kayaking location immediately north of Sydney. We'll launch from Lions Park in Woy Woy and make our way to lovely Waterfall Bay - only accessible by kayak. It's bush to the waters edge and we stop at a picturesque spot in the National Park for morning tea and a dip. Then across to the western shore, where you can decide which home you'll buy when you win the lottery! Then we head east, under the railway/road bridge, to our secret lunch location. It's on an island with a glorious west-facing beach. Really unusual on the east coast of Australia. The sun streams down, we picnic under some trees and lap up the view across the water to Gosford. Very relaxing. No one ever wants to leave but we will, because half an hour away along the canals is an island devoted entirely to pelicans! A great day. Suitable for paddlers of all experience levels. You can catch the train to Woy Woy. The drive from Sydney is easy and quick. About an hour, depending on where you live. We'll be using our fleet of Barracuda AR Duos. Superb sit in kayaks with good stability, comfy seats and rudders to make steering easy. To join us for this special experience email [masked] and transfer $98 to Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked], with your name in the message field.We allocate places as payment is received, so do it now. This paddle is filling quickly. An RSVP on Meet Up won't do it. You need to pay to be allocated one of the 4 remaining places. You can cancel and get a refund any time up to 7 days before the event.

Paddle & Walk Garigal National Park - best of both worlds!

Beyond the Roseville Bridge lie the remnants of a huge cedar forest. Over a century ago the logs were harvested and dragged by horse to The Cascades in what is now Garigal National Park, where there was a dam with a timber floodgate. The logs were washed down Middle Harbour Creek and loaded onto barges destined for central Sydney at a point close to the Roseville Bridge. The Cascades in now a beautiful bush hideaway with swimming in what was the dam and a lovely picnic area. A really special place that not many people know about. We'll meet at Davidson Park (easy to access by public transport and there's plenty of parking). Our quality Barracuda AR Duo kayaks will be delivered there on a trailer and we'll paddle upstream to the start of the walk through the bush to The Cascades. An hour of paddling each way and an hour of walking each way on a level, defined track. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE A BEAUTIFUL PART OF SYDNEY KNOWN TO FEW PEOPLE. Grade is Easy/Medium, which means it's suitable for people of average fitness. Kayak hire $98 per person, no other costs. Only 8 places remain so get in quickly. To register you must prepay for your kayak - transfer $98 to Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked], with your name in the message field. An RSVP on Meet Up won't do it. When you've completed your transfer email [masked] so we can send you arrangements for the day. You can cancel and get a refund any time up to 7 days before the paddle. Get your friends together or come on your own and we'll partner you up. Lots of fun and you'll get some great pics. Kayak tuition provided before we start.

LAST PLACES!!! Leisurely paddle on Lane Cove River all the way to the Harbour

Great landscape artist Lloyd Rees maintained he didn't want to go to heaven - "because it can't be as beautiful as this place". Centrally located near Sydney Harbour, this gentle, meandering river with tree-clad banks, impressive sandstone rock formations and a fascinating history offers a very special day out. We'll even pass Fairyland and learn about Australia's most intriguing murder mystery. Explore the river from the weir at Fuller's Bridge to the harbour. Lunch and swim at a boutique, sandy beach. We've been invited to visit Riverview College to view its lovely rose garden Spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline. Grade easy - suit less experienced paddlers. All you pay for is kayak hire - $98 per person. Transfer to Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked], with your name in the message field. We allocate places as payment is received. Email [masked] when you've completed your transfer. RSVP if you wish, but you are only assured of a place when your payment is received. No cancellations or refunds in the week leading up to the paddle. Bring a friend and share a double, or come on your own and we'll partner you up. We use Barracuda AR Duos - they are stable, comfy and fast - and have rudder systems to make steering easy.

Colo River/Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

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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, back by steep sandstone cliffs. 4kph speed limit means few boats! We'll start where the Colo meets the Hawkesbury River and make our way up to a spectacular sandy beach for lunch and a swim - see pic above. Just over an hour from central Sydney via Windsor on good roads. A very peaceful experience you'll really enjoy. With the tide both ways. We'll use our Barracuda AR Duos - stable kayaks, comfy and fast, with rudder systems to make steering easy. $98 per person - transfer to Freedom Outdoors BSB[masked] Account[masked], with your name in the message field. Note: RSVP if you wish, but we allocate places only when your payment is received. When you've completed your transfer, email [masked] so we can send you other information about the paddle. No cancellations or refunds in the week leading up to the paddle. Our paddles always fill quickly so secure your spot now.

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