Kayaking Kangaroo Valley

Kayaking Kangaroo Valley


For a while we’ve been meaning to do a kayaking trip down in Kangaroo valley, and finally got around to it in November (I know, it’s taken me a fair while to get around to this post!) We went down with my old boss, his wife and kids and Penny who I know from my old work.

We headed down Friday night, and after some BBQ bacon and eggs for breakfast on Saturday headed off to get the boats. There are a lot of different trips you can do in the area, including some multi-day ones which we’re keen to try in future. Between us we had two kayaks (with two adults and a kid in each one) and Penny in the kayak.


The 'rapids'

The ‘rapids’

The trip we did was a short 5km one for 2-3 hours, from Hampen Bridge to Bendeela. Towards the end there was a fair bit of wind, which made it a bit tough going. It’s one of the most scenic parts, with lots of forested hills around, big water dragons hanging out on the rocks and a lot of birds of prey circling around too. There were some small rapids for a bit of adventure, and we stopped off for a swim to cool down.

Matt was mean and tried telling the kids there were crocodiles in the water, but there definitely aren’t! You can read more about the trips here. On Sunday we went to a nearby spot for some rock climbing and a picnic.

Big Water Dragon

Big Water Dragon

I like canoeing – its far more calm and relaxed than white water kayakiung! Back in June 2012 we did an overnight canoe trip on the River Wye in the UK on the Queens Golden Jubilee weekend. Here’s a flashback to that! (The weather was a bit different.)

Kayaking the Wye

Kayaking the Wye(

P.S. Today, 14th February 2015 (Valentines Day) we have been in Australia for two years. It’s flown by!

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