A great time to be on the water
Sunset & Sunrise are magical times on the river: the waters are often mirror-flat, the reflections are magical, the birdlife is most active, the air is deliciously cool and fresh and the silence and solitude soothe the soul. Our Guided Sunset Kayak Tour is a pleasant introduction to kayaking, requiring no previous experience, and offering a variety of scenery, letting you enjoy the beautiful wetlands of Gurra Gurra Creek, the evening colours of the magnificent sandstone Bookpurnong cliffs and the mystery of exploration as we navigate the Ajax Achilles Lakes, where we can almost guarantee that the Kangaroos will be there to watch you pass.
Our Sunset Tours begin by meeting at the Berri Visitor Information Centre, or at your local accommodation, and travelling by car (about 5 mins) to the beginning of our trip, where we unload, fit PFD’s (“life jackets”) and get onto the water. Along the way we have a look at some barge wrecks from the time of the building of Lock 4 and its weir, plenty of birdlife including pelicans, darters, cormorants, terns and parrots, as well as the kangaroos and cliffs mentioned above. We take a break along the way for a cuppa, and to enjoy the sun setting across the water.
We do a one-way trip, so you get to enjoy new scenery for the whole route, and don’t have to paddle with the setting sun in your eyes. With a number of different possible pick-up points at the end of the trip, you are under no pressure to “make it to the end” – you can take is as slowly or quickly as you like.
The starting time varies, and is generally around one and a half hours before sunset. We spend about 2 hours on the water. Guided tours are available most days, and bookings are essential.
Sunset Kayak Tour Charges
Price: $75 adult, $50 child (4-14 years) , $210 Family (2 adults, 2 children) (There is a minimum tour charge of $150, therefore – one adult on their own, or one adult and one child, still pay $150)
Time: 2 hours on the water, so about 3 hours all up including pick-up, launch, cuppa, etc.
To book: phone Kym on 04211 676 45, or do an online guided kayak tour booking here.