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OVENS RIVER kayak - SELF GUIDED DAY TOURS

Billabongs

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This route has to be one of the best along the Ovens River with its rich flora and fauna, amazing river vistas and a real feeling that you are far away from the crowds.  The river twists and turns and is in a very natural state which helps to provide a rich environment and one that makes you feel that you are among nature.

River Tribe describes this stretch of river as un-touched, slightly adventurous but safe as long as you follow the rules of the river. Above all it is an intimate section of river with trees over-hanging and when you stop and take a look the river is full of life, it is alive with a menagerie of life not often seen, it feels healthy, natural, relaxing yet invigorating.


Tour conditions and details: 

Distance: 7-8km and at an average pace a 1-2 hour paddle time + swimming and picnic time.

Departure Times: Daily at 11:30am with alternative times available.

Grade: Moderate and suitable for guests that have a level of fitness

For: Everyone. From 8 and up.

Cost: $79/person (min 2).  $AUD

More:  Please read the FAQ below 

Type: Self guided (call if you would like a guide)

 More info:  Please read the FAQ below  

Paddle for Picnic

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 There are plenty of picnic spots to choose from on this spectacular river with many beaches, gentle grassy banks and little river offshoots.  You can take your time finding the best spot before throwing the picnic blanket down, enjoying a platter with a cheeky glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco. 

This heart-warming adventure is very relaxing and takes you away from the crowds. Guests fully relax into an easy and relaxing river pace, eat a picnic and in winter, autumn or spring light a fire and toast a few marshmallows. After your picnic enjoy a slow paddle down the River as it gently eases you along past many little nooks of habitat. 

The kayak route traverses one of the best sections of the Ovens River with its rich flora and fauna, amazing river vistas and a real feeling that you are far away from the crowds and immersed in the native Australian landscape.

 

Conditions and details: 

Distance: 8km and at an average pace a 1-2 hour paddle time + swimming and picnic time.

Departure Times: Daily at 11:30am with alternative times available.

Grade:  Moderate and suitable for guests that have a level of fitness. For everyone. From 8 and up.

Cost: $109/person (min 2).  $AUD

 Type: Self guided (call if you would like a guide) 

 More info:  Please read the FAQ below  

Tarrawingee or Everton

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This is a longer paddle and is for the more adventurous, fitter and able kayaker looking to go out for longer, see more and have a bit more of an adventure. 


With more river to paddle there are more snags to navigate, more fishing to be done and more habitat to explore.

Take plenty of food and water or organise a picnic of antipasto, soft drink and sweet treat. Some guests take fishing equipment and some go for the paddle challange. Some go for a speed challenge with the quickest doing the whole 24km in 4 hours. Plan the day, enjoy the river and do it in comfort on River Tribes quality river kayaks - built for this kind of adventure. 


Conditions and details: 

Distance:  16km, 18km, 20km and 24km options and from 4 to 5 hours to a whole day paddle time + swimming and picnic time.

Departure Times: Daily at 11:30am with alternative times available 

Grade: Intermediate and suitable for fitter more agile guests. For everyone. From 16 and up

Cost: from $89/person (min 2). $AUD

 Type: Self guided (call if you would like a guide) 

 More:  Please read the FAQ below  

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FAQ

What to bring...

Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, 1-2 liters of water, mobile phone with lanyard or water proof bag that you can attach to the kayak or yourself and a sense of adventure.

Where to meet & time allowed...

Guests meet at Apex Park, Wangaratta (free parking & amenities here). The time allows: no restrictions here, just get back before the bats come out (before 5pm). Your adventure is not timed, you just call the tour guide when complete and they will be with you in 15 minutes.

What to expect...

The river is very changeable during the year. Flooding during late winter and early spring means flat and fast water, low levels during late summer and early winter means more snags and trees to navigate. Check out more details here.

Age, ability & fitness...

All guests must be able to swim, be fit and agile.

Safety...

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Terms & conditions...

All bookings, tours and activities are subject to River Tribe Adventures Terms & Conditions. By booking and or taking part in any activity/tour all participants agree to these.

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