KAYAK – Camp Kayak – Lake Tinaroo

Fully supported 4 day kayak exploration of Lake Tinaroo with options of cycle rides and walks

This unique trip starts at Tinaburra on the southern end of Lake Tinaroo and will take us along much of the beautiful 210km shoreline which is fringed by a fascinating variety of forest, ranging from dense rainforests to open eucalyptus.We have the luxury of having all our camping needs attended to by our support team. They will set up camp in the National Park camp sites along the shoreline, including Curri Curri Pocket, Fong – On Bay and Kauri Creek.The Dam is so large and the sense of freedom so exciting that many aspects of this exceptional trip can be negotiated along the way.

For example, one day could be spent walking across the hills through some remote, stunning forest to meet up with the kayaks in another bay. Alternatively we could arrange to have the bikes brought to us for a little foray further into the hills or even walk up through the dense rainforest and swim in pristine, mountain chilled creeks. There are opportunities for swimming, bird watching, fishing, red claw trapping and even some spotlighting at night for some of the unique mammals that this region is renowned for.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – Tinaburra up Severin Arm

Camp KayakWe meet at Tinaburra where guests are given a full briefing including a familiarisation with the double sea kayaks and safety, as well as the proposed itinerary. Once on our way, we kayak along the shoreline of the Severin Arm, which marks the lake’s easterly extent.

We have a unique perspective of the forest as it meets the water’s edge and generally spot many varieties of birds, platypus, water dragons and freshwater turtles. There are numerous opportunities to go ashore for short walks, morning tea, a picnic lunch and a swim. By mid-afternoon our camp will have been set up by the support team and afternoon tea prepared. We enjoy a camp meal and early night.

DAY 2 – Severin Arm to Curri Curri Pocket Camp KayakWe leave the camp after breakfast and take with us a picnic lunch, cameras and binoculars. We have the entire day ahead of us as we head north into new waters. The vegetation changes to a drier eucalypt forest type and there are numerous opportunities to explore creeks and the lake’s edge.

We may also have the opportunity of stopping at ‘Girribana’ a private lake front property for a delicious smoko and walk through a reforestation project. It is a short paddle to Curri Curri Pocket – our bush camp for the night where we enjoy afternoon tea.

If we arrive with enough time and energy there is a pleasant walk up through the forest to enjoy some beautiful country.

DAY 3 – Curri Curri Pocket to Fong – On Bay and Kauri Creek Camp KayakAfter a relaxing start, we have the entire day to enjoy a paddle at our own pace. Never very far from the shoreline, we head east into some of the more remote areas of the lake. Lunch will be at Fongon Bay where we portage the kayaks over a short spit of land into the northern-most body of the lake.

For keen birders this section offers some of the best opportunities to view our water birds. Our overnight camp is at Kauri Creek campsite, a beautiful spot on the edge of the Lamb Ranges and World Heritage rainforest.

DAY 4 – Kauri Creek Exploration and home Camp KayakToday offers an exciting combination of adventures. We could walk into the forest along the beautiful Kauri Creek while the more energetic take to the bikes and pedal up into the Lamb Ranges. This 3 to 4 hour ride will take us to the top of a mountain peak where we should be able to snatch a view of Tinaburra where we started our trip!

In the afternoon we could continue to kayak around the lake shoreline to Tinaroo Village while others may enjoy the option of cycling there along the magnificent Danbulla forest drive. At Tinaroo township after a brief exploration of the town, dam wall views, and a coffee, we are collected and returned to Yungaburra after a superb adventure.

WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE

  • Kayak Guide
  • Good quality expedition kayaks and all kayak equipment
  • Guest transfers
  • Safety equipment
  • Maps, wildlife books and binoculars for guests use
  • All meals, snacks and drinks
  • Quality camping equipment
  • Interpretation of the local environment
  • All National Park permits

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE

Please view and Printout Gear List

PRICE

$950/guest, discounted to $850/guest for groups of 4 or more guests
– minimum numbers apply

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