IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q- How much canoeing/kayaking experience is required?
A- While we do require you to be of reasonable fitness, no experience is required for our canoe tours. Our trips are designed to cater to all levels of experience. All that we ask is that you welcome adventure with an open mind.
Q- Do I need to be in great shape to join one of the tours?
A- We require a reasonable level of fitness, we ask that you are capable of a few hours of moderate exercise, although the hiking sections of the tour are not long they are quite steep and involve some scrambling and low level climbing. It can be quite hot in the gorge over summer, we start the tour early to avoid the peak of the heat, but you need to consider your capabilities in hot conditions. Most important is an adventurous spirit.
Q- How much paddling is there?
A- We paddle for 6km, 3km down the river and then 3km back to our canoe site about 1.5 hours. Not everyone paddles the entire distance, you are able to head back to our canoe site at any time.
Q- How stable are the canoes and kayaks?
A- The kayaks and canoes we use are both very stable, the likelihood of capsizing is minimal.
Q- Are children welcome and is there any age restrictions?
A- Yes, children are welcome to join the tour (they usually love it) we offer a family rate. Please note the minimum age is 4 years old unless arranged directly with us. Those concerned with being in "their older years" please contact us to discuss your physical abilities. We take a broad range of people on the tour and anyone with an adventurous spirit should enjoy the day.
Q- What clothing should I wear?
A- During the hotter months of summer we recommend you wear light loose clothing with good sun protection. Do not hike in lycra, rash vests or full piece swim suits as you will get too hot, bring your rash vest/ swimsuit for the canoeing section. The rest of the year clothing suitable to the daily weather is appropriate.
Q- What shoes should I wear?
A- You will need good walking shoes, runners, sneakers, hiking shoes/boots definitely NO open footwear, such as thongs, crocs, flip flops.
Q- What do I need to bring?
A- You will need drinking water (1.5 litres per person in winter and 1.5-3 litres in summer). food/snacks for the morning, bathers if you want to swim, hat, sunscreen.