Kangaroo Valley 3 Day Canoe Pre-trip

My partner, Eddy and I have been talking about going on canoe trip in Kangaroo Valley for a few months. This would trip would be our first adventure couples trip and we have been inspired to go on a trip by the We Are Explorers post on Multi-day Canoeing and watching Canadian vlogger and filmmaker, Chris Prouse’s Algonquin National Park canoeing videos with her partner.

I spoke to the team at Kangaroo Valley Safaris regarding the canoe trip and they were kind enough to provide us with a couple of multi-day itineraries, what is included in the trip package and recommended times of year to go on these trips.

I have summarised that in the list below:

Pre-trip Notes

Self guided canoe tour from Bendeela to Fossickers Flat and returning to Tallowa Dam

Multi-day
TRIP 1: BENDEELA TO TALLOWA DAM (2days)
An easy 24 klm paddle over the two days. ( 3 hours per Day)
TRIP 2: SHOALHAVEN GORGE (2 days)
TRIP 3: THE BIG SAFARI (3, 4 or 5 days) Combination of Trip 1 and 2. We opted for this trip

Day trips
TRIP 4: HAMPDEN BRIDGE TO BENDEELA (2 hours to all day)
TRIP 5: WILDLIFE OF BENDEELA & BEYOND (2 hours to all day).

All multi day trips include

Cost is $65 per person per day all inclusive including transport (3 days $195 per person, $390 total)

  • All canoe/kayak equipment
  • Life Jacket
  • Waterproof containers for your camping gear
  • Maps, plenty of info and advice
  • Basic skills briefing
  • Return bus transport
  • Safe overnight parking

Essential Gear

Hire

  • Canoe (Wenonah Prospector 16)
  • Barrels for essentials
  • Map (preferably with marked camp spots)
  • PLB

Overnight camping gear and food

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping Mats

Food for 3 days

  • Breakfast x 2 (per person)
  • Lunch x 3 (per person)
  • Dinner x 2( per person)

Toiletries

  • TP
  • Toothbrush / Paste
  • Water purifier (tablets)
  • Water bottles (at least 3 litres per person)

Clothes

  • Paddling clothes
  • Swimmers
  • Camp clothes