A Sunday in the Southwest – Women’s Kayaking Adventure

Details
Date:

March 8

Time:

09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-sunday-in-the-southwest-womens-kayaking-adventure-tickets-92860168263
Organizer

WILD ISLAND WOMEN

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wild-island-women-14769805952
Venue

Lake Pedder

Strathgordon, TAS 7140

Strathgordon, TAS, AU, 7140

Escape for the day. Immerse yourself in Tasmania’s UNESCO World Heritage Listed Wilderness and untangle the regions compelling history with local guides.  This is a perfect trip for ladies who have never kayaked before, novice kayakers and women who are looking for an accessible kayak adventure to build confidence on the flat water. Our adventure begins with a pick up in New Norfolk and our first stop is morning tea & a short stroll within deep rainforest and towering euculpts at the Florentine’s Twisted Sister trail. 


Our kayak begins at Ted’s Beach at Strathgordon with a short safety and kayak briefing before gliding across the lake’s amber water to find a remote quartizite beach for a delicious picnic lunch and even a summer swim.  We will finish our adventure at the Pedder Wilderness Lodge and unwind over a glass of sparkling, cider or ale before heading back to New Norfolk. 


Come alone and make new friends or bring your friends along! All kayaking equipment, guide / instructor services, morning tea, lunch/compliementary refreshmens and transport to and from New Norfolk is included.  If you are a first-time kayaker, looking to escape to nature for the day or wanting to learn new skills in a very supportive and friendly environment this is the trip for you.  You do not need to be a confident swimmer or have any kayaking experience to join this trip. 

Only 10 spots available! 

PRICE: Special introductory price of $135 pp (plus booking fee) for WILD ISLAND WOMEN.


DETAILS:

Meeting time: 

9 am from Laskey’s carpark in New Norfolk. (Car park behind High Street/Post Office). From here we will go in the shuttle together to the launch location.


10 am  Morning Tea at the Florentine and short stroll.


12 noon to 3 pm Lunch and kayak on the Lake


3 pm Drinks at Pedder Wilderness Lodge


6 pm Return to New Norfolk and pick up location. 
We will be paddling for around 2.5 hours in total with breaks along the way.  No experience required
 just bring your smile and adventurous spirit! Please note only very basic swimming is required to join.  Not suitable for anyone with injuries which prevent general mobility.  Please ask us if you are unsure. 


Inclusions as follows:
• Tuition given to level of tour.
• Courtesy Transport from New Norfolk  to Launch Site, Strathgordon and return
• We will be supported by Professional Guidance with Australian Canoeing Qualified Guide and Leader: Liam Weaver
• All kayaking Equipment provided including PFDs, Wetsuit for cooler days, Paddling spray jacket. Solo sit-on top Hobie Kayaks or a Tandem Kayak which are super stable an no rolling techniques needed to operate.
• Morning Tea – Brownie/refreshments and lunch.


Compliementary ale, cider or sparkling at the PWL bar. 


Meeting Point – Laskey’s carpark in New Norfolk at 10 am. Toilets at Banjos Bakery at High Street in New Norfolk.

Duration: 9 am to 6 pm (approximately)
What to bring:
• A warm jacket to put underneath a wet weather jacket (We can supply)
• Hat
• Sunglasses


Walking shoes
• Shoes that can get wet
• Drink bottle (2L). If you forget we will have extra bottles.
• Towel
• Swimmers


• Change of clothes to leave in the bus


Please Note: Maxiumum 8 to 10 guests.  Mix of tandem and solo kayaks will be provided.   You do not need any kayaking experience, must have very basic swimming, a sense of adventure and a smile! Participants MUST be able to swim. 

Please call on 0417 008 422 or email fiona@tassiebound.com.au for any further questions.
We look forward to experiencing this Lake Pedder Adventure with you.

FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. You must be over the age of 18 years to attend this trip.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact me at fiona@tassiebound.com.au or 0417 008 422
What do I need to wear in the kayak?
Warm tights are a good idea and an exercise top/thermals.  We suggest you also wear a warm jacket. 
What if it’s raining?
Trips still go ahead in all types of weather unless it’s heavy rain or very gusty winds. We encourage you to bring your own water proof jacket. Wetsuits and jackets will be provided if a cooler day.
What’s the cancellation policy?
No refunds.  Transfers from one person to another will not be permitted.
In the unlikely event of adverse weather conditions, Tassie Bound Adventure Tours reserves the right to change, alter or cancel this trip in the interests of client safety. Tassie Bound Adventure Tours will happily refund monies paid in the event that Extreme Wind or Dangerous Conditions be present at or before the commencement of the Women’s Kayaking . Depending on abilities and weather we reserve the right to change itinerary. 

This is a women’s only event however please note Liam from Tassie Bound will be head guide for the day to support us on our adventure and the kayaking component.