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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.

Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, and pull in to untouched beaches for a tea or a coffee. Take a short hike to a clifftop lookout with breathtaking views over the meeting of the 3 great waterways: Berowra, Marramarra, and the Hawkesbury.

All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Tea, coffee, and snacks also provided. Kayaking is easy and fun for everyone, we welcome all ages, just bring a sense of adventure!

Come by train: A scenic one hour ride from Central, with trains leaving each way every hour. Or drive a car 45 minutes north from the CBD to Deerubbun Reserve boat ramp. Pick ups also available if you're staying on the river.

About This Deal

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Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia

Our adventure takes place on what the Aboriginals called Deerubbun, and is now named the mighty Hawkesbury River - Sydney's northern Boundary. An amazing waterway, full of treasures to explore.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, 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: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia

Paddle beneath the stunning cliffs, and pull into an untouched beach for some light refreshments - tea, coffee, fruit, nuts. Option to climb up to the base of a waterfall for the extra adventurous.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia

Weather, moods, and time permitting, we can paddle across the river to this little island - A site which has been significant for the inhabitants of the river since time began. The ancient midden, and the more recent ruins of a church and cemetery, silently remind us of the history of the river.

Duration: 1 hour

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 for children's school camps

Pass By: Peat Island, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia

Pass by the supposedly haunted remains of one of Sydney's first mental asylums

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 - Marramarra , Berowra, and The Hawkesbury River.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Lunch
  • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket
  • Snacks - Fresh Fruit
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve

Departure Point
1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us to confirm pick up details as it may not always be possible


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


  • Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • White Bay Cruise Terminal

Departure Time
9:00 AM

4 to 6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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.