Kayaking

In addition to being Australia's premier horse riding and outdoor adventure centre we also operate one of the Australia's leading kayaking companies via our sister company, Ocean Planet Kayak Tours. Ocean Planet Kayak Tours has been in operation for 12 years and provides a variety of exhilarating trips from our 3000 acre home base at Glenworth Valley, as well as numerous locations on the stunning Central Coast and Sydney Harbour. Glenworth Valley is located 20 minutes from Gosford and 1 hour from the Sydney or Newcastle CBDs.

We specialise in everything from relaxing eco experiences with family and friends through to group outings for social organisations and corporate team building activities. We also provide outdoor education programs for school and community groups.

2.5 hour Eco-Kayak Tour at Glenworth Valley

Take an Eco-Kayak Tour, a two and a half hour paddle along Popran creek with a guide that uncovers Glenworth Valley’s rich history, flora and birdlife.  The tour stops at historic places of interest including a stone fence built by convicts in the early 1800’s and a boiler left from a logging operation in the late 1800’s which saw cedar trees felled and transported on barges to Sydney. Kayakers will learn about famous local poet Henry Kendall, who spent time in Glenworth Valley with local timber merchant friends. 

There’s an abundance of water birds on the Eco-Kayak Tour.  Spot sea eagles, herons, cormorants, wood ducks and swamp hens.   Paddle past remarkable mangrove trees that provide habitat for many species of mammals, birds and fish.  These unique trees are vital to the eco-system as they preserve water quality and reduce pollution.  De-stress and relax with this beautiful tour that takes you back to nature – and learn of some interesting events and people along the way!

Please note that a minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to proceed.  If your group is below this size we are normally still able to operate by combining a number of suitable smaller groups into the session. 

Kayak Wine & Seafood Tasting Tour - As featured on Channel 7's "Sydney Weekender".

Paddle the beautiful Brisbane Waters and Woy Woy Bay weaving amongst oyster farms and past Pelican Island, breeding ground of the famous Woy Woy pelicans. You'll experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife all from the comfort of your kayak.

Learn about the oysters, how they are grown and how to enjoy them best, before indulging in the seafood & wine tasting. Then secure your spot on a secluded beach in Waterfall Bay and settle down to a well-deserved scrumptious lunch. Witness the daily pelican feeding from the proximity of your kayak, this alone is an experience that you won't forget.

Tour departs from Woy Woy and paddles in sheltered waters, approximately 10km return trip. This trip is suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced paddlers and those looking to just get away from it all. We paddle at a leisurely pace and take time to enjoy the serenity of the natural surroundings.

Participants must be a minimum of 12 years old and all children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that a minimum of 6 participants is required for the tour to proceed. If your group is below this size we are normally still able to operate by combining a number of suitable smaller groups into the session. 

Kayak Hire

Hire kayaks and paddle at your own pace at Glenworth Valley. Or enquire about alternative locations of your choice.

Stand-Up Paddleboards for hire (SUP's)

Explore Popran Creek on a Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP's).  Just $50 per day.  Click here to book.


Trip Suggestion

Description

Prices

2.5 hour Eco-Kayak Tour at Glenworth Valley
2.5 hours guided kayaking tour. Tours at 10am or 2pm most days.

$75.00 per person

A minimum of 4 participants is required for this tour, but if your group is smaller, the tour generally still operates by combining other groups.

Wine and Seafood Tasting Tour

Tour meets at 10am and departs from: 1 North Burge Road, Woy Woy.

CLICK HERE for Driving Directions to Woy Woy for Oyster Kayak Tour Departure Point. (Note: You will need to add in your starting point location.)

5 hours guided tour including lunch - commences at 10am and concludes around 3pm

Minimum age 12 and all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

$130.00 per person

A minimum of 6 participants is required for this tour, but if your group is smaller, the tour generally still operates by combining other groups.

Kayak Hire - per day

Kayak Hire only - guide not included.

$110.00 double kayak
$60.00 single kayak
Prices are ex Glenworth Valley.

Kayaking and Horse Riding

2.5 hour kayaking tour & 2 hour horse ride

You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.

$148.50 per person

(regular price $165.00)
Abseiling and Kayaking

2.5 hour kayaking tour & a 2.5 hour abseiling adventure.

You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.

$148.50 per person
(regular price $165.00)
Kayaking and Quad Biking

2.5 hour kayaking tour & a 1.5 hour quad bike tour

You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.

$156.60 per person
(regular price $174.00)
Kayaking and Laser Skirmish

2.5 hour kayaking tour & 3 hours of laser skirmish.

You can either do one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, or do one activity each day.

$131.00 per person

(regular price $145.00)

Bringing your own kayak You can bring your own kayak to Glenworth Valley to paddle at your own leisure without a guide

$50

Or no charge if you have also booked camping or another activity with us

To make a booking for kayaking, please book online.

Tour departure times

  • Kayaking tours depart daily at 10am and 2pm subject to an advance booking and minimum numbers being acheived.
  • Kayak wine and oyster tours depart at 10am on selected days.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time

Tour inclusions

  • All kayaking tours and kayak hire include kayak, personal flotation devices (PFD) and paddle/s.

What to wear and bring

  • Appropriate sun smart clothing such as thin trousers, long sleeved shirt, shorts or something light that will dry quickly.
  • During the colder months, please wear something warmer such as a jumper.
  • At no time should jeans be worn.
  • The best type of footwear are shoes such as old joggers, wet booties, reef sandals or shoes that cannot easily come off and are able to be worn in water as they will get wet.
  • Please bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, towel and change of clothes (to be left in your vehicle) for after the trip.
  • If there is the possibility of rain, please bring your wet weather gear or we have disposable raincoats available for purchase.

Important information

  • Minimum age 7 yrs for kayak tours and kayak hire, unless otherwise specified.
  • Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied in a double kayak by an adult on all our tours.
  • Minimum of 4 participants required for a tour to proceed. Minimum of 6 participants required for kayak wine and oyster tour to proceed.
  • Kayaking at Glenworth Valley on Popran Creek is tidal and departure times are subject to tide levels.

Camping at Glenworth Valley

After kayaking why not take some time out to enjoy yourself with a night under the stars in unspoilt surroundings. Relax in 200 acres of secluded riverfront camp sites or build a camp fire and wake up to a fun-filled day of adventure activities. Located just 1 hour from Sydney Harbour Bridge and Newcastle or 20 minutes from Gosford.

Click here for further information on camping at Glenworth Valley, including a map of our camping areas.

See our sister kayaking company for details on further trip locations www.kayaktours.com.au

 

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