Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney’s northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks.. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country.After welcome drinks at the River House, we take a short hike to the cliffs above the ridge, for breathtaking views of where we’re about to paddle. Then it’s back to the water for a full brief on the comfortable double sit-on-top kayaks, before we paddle our way up to explore the River. The towering sandstone cliffs and untamed bush make this a remarkable place to visit. Hear the story of the river unfold over the course of the day. Explore historic Bar Island, with its ancient midden, old church, and forgotten cemetery. The oyster farms. Take a cool dip in a secret natural pool, or have a quick clamber to the base of a waterfall.A day you won’t forget.
What You'll Get
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Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
Our tour takes place on the Mighty Hawkesbury. Explore shipwrecks and waterfalls, ancient islands with forgotten cemeteries. Swim in a secret pool, and hike to a breathtaking lookout. Admire the fascinating settlements of Milsons Passage and Bar Point.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, n/a, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
Hear the story of how this mysterious wreck came to be on the shores of the river
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
A site which has been significant for the inhabitants of the river since time began. The ancient midden, and the more recent church and cemetery - now but ruins - evoke the time of the early settlers
Forgotten cemetery of early settlers, ruins of an old church, ancient midden
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia
Paddle beneath the stunning cliffs, and climb up to the base of a waterfall if you choose
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Milson Island Sport and Recreation Centre, PMB 11, Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
Hear the history of this remarkable island - how it went from a drunk tank, to an insane asylum, to now a sport and recreation centre
Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
An optional hike to the top of the cliffs behind Milsons Passage for an incredible view of the meeting of the three great waterways - The Hawkesbury River, Berowra, and Marramarra Creek.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Kayak, paddle, lifejacket
- Snacks - Fresh Fruit
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
- Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia
Traveler pickup is offered
We can offer pick ups from any hotel or port or airport in the Sydney area for an extra $40 pp
- Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020 Australia
Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal, White Bay Cruise Terminal
4 to 8 hours
Returns to original departure point
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The Fine Print
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.