Kayak Camping Adventure to Marramarra Orchard

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Get properly wild on this overnight camping trip to remember. Paddle into the heart of the untamed jungle of Marramarra National park - one of the most secluded spots in Sydney.

Our tour takes us beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of the Hawkesbury River, past shipwrecks, waterfront settlements, and pristine bushland. As we enter Marramarra creek, we feel transported back in time, as all signs of civilisaltion slip away, and we lose ourselves in the...
Get properly wild on this overnight camping trip to remember. Paddle into the heart of the untamed jungle of Marramarra National park - one of the most secluded spots in Sydney.

Our tour takes us beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of the Hawkesbury River, past shipwrecks, waterfront settlements, and pristine bushland. As we enter Marramarra creek, we feel transported back in time, as all signs of civilisaltion slip away, and we lose ourselves in the almost prehistoric bushland.

Hear the story of the land unfold over the course of the tour, from the indigenous heritage to the early explorers.

Make camp at a forgotten orchard, and settle in by the fire for an evening under the stars by the fire. Wake up to some hot coffee and a hearty breakfast before making our way back down stream to where we started.

No experience required, all food and equipment provided. All you need is an adventurous spirit!
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Upstream

Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
Find ancient middens, the ruins of the old church, and the cemetery with dozens of graves of early settlers
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
This used to be one of the food bowls of Sydney. Port Jackson (Sydney harbour) gave the early settlers little love, so they tried the more fertile banks around the Hawkesbury. An orchard still remains.
Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
Our adventure begins on the mighty Hawkesbury River, beneath the towering sandstone cliffs and rugged bush that lines its shore.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Marramarra Creek campground, Smugglers Ridge Track, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
Our home for the night - under the stars...
Itinerary

Day 1: Upstream

Stop At: Bar Island Historic Site, Berowra Creek Hawkesbury River, Berowra Waters, Hornsby, New South Wales Australia
Find ancient middens, the ruins of the old church, and the cemetery with dozens of graves of early settlers
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
This used to be one of the food bowls of Sydney. Port Jackson (Sydney harbour) gave the early settlers little love, so they tried the more fertile banks around the Hawkesbury. An orchard still remains.
Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Hawkesbury River NSW Brooklyn NSW, New South Wales 2083 Australia
Our adventure begins on the mighty Hawkesbury River, beneath the towering sandstone cliffs and rugged bush that lines its shore.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Marramarra Creek campground, Smugglers Ridge Track, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
Our home for the night - under the stars amongst the orchard
Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
This highly protected piece of bushland provides habitat for countless bird and plant species. We can take a short hike up the path, or a longer hike up the spur through the bush, to an incredible lookout over our paddling route up the river
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: HMAS Parramatta, Hawkesbury River, n/a, Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
See this remarkable shipwreck, and hear the story of its incredible life. How it went from a war ship, to a cargo boat, to being washed up on the banks of the river.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Popran National Park, Ironbark Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales 2250 Australia
Stop in at a beach in this National Park for a rest and some light refreshments
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bar Point NSW 2083, Australia
Paddle past this fascinating riverfront community, where life goes at a different pace with no roads
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Marramarra National Park, Canoelands, North Sydney, New South Wales 2157 Australia
Paddle into the heart of one of the wildest National Parks there is
Duration: 18 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping at Marramarra Orchard Campground. All food and equipment provided.

Day 2: Downstream

Stop At: Marramarra Creek campground, Smugglers Ridge Track, Fiddletown NSW 2159, Australia
Explore the area before heading down the river
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Peats Bite, Sunny Corner, Hawkesbury River NSW 2083, Australia
Option to stop at this iconic restaurant for a well deserved lunch
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
Admire the riverfront lifestyle of one of Sydney's most special communities
Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Milson Island, Milsons Passage NSW 2083, Australia
Formally an asylum, now a camp for kids, this incredible island has a story to tell

Stop At: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Old Pacific Highway, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
A short hike to an incredible clifftop offers breathtaking views of where the three rivers meet.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Nothing quite like a camp breakfast in the bush
• Lunch: We provide wraps, but for something special, guests can choose to purchase a lunch to remember at Peats Bite
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Kayak, paddle, lifejacket
  • Entry/Admission - Muogamarra Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Marramarra National Park
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • 2x Lunch
  • 1x Dinner
  • Camping equipment - Tent, Sleeping Bag, Sleeping Mat
  • Entry/Admission - Marramarra Creek campground
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Popran National Park
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Peats Bite
Departure Point
1: Deerubbun Boat Ramp, Mooney Mooney NSW 2083, Australia
2: Hawkesbury River Station, Brooklyn NSW 2083, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please get in touch to confirm pick up details as it may not always be possible

Airports

  • Sydney Airport, Airport Dr, Mascot, Botany Bay, New South Wales 2020 Australia


Ports

  • Overseas Passenger Terminal


9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.