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Kayak Camping Adventure to Marramarra Orchard

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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.

No experience required, we provide all food and equipment. The only thing you need to bring is an adventurous spirit.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Upstream

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, n/a, 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: Downstream

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.

Additional Information

  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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


Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Peats Bite


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 possible

Airports

  • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020 Australia


Ports

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal




Departure Time
9:00 AM

Duration
2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the River Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.