Women’s Kayak Day – Introduction to Rapids – Wild Swimming


Gretna War Memorial Oval

3457 Lyell Highway, Gretna, TAS 7140

Gretna, TAS, AU, 7140

This is a perfect trip for ladies who are novice kayakers looking for fun day in a supportive environment.

Explore the spectacular Derwent River from Gretna to Hayes. A superb experience offering a mix of relaxing gentle flowing river sections, platypus feeding pools, beautiful scenery and fun introductory rapid sections.  Come alone and make new friends or bring your friends along! All kayaking equipment, guide / instructor services, wetsuits if it is a cooler day, morning tea, lunch and transport to and from Gretna.  If you are a novice 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. Only 10 spots available! PRICE: Special introductory price of $140pp (plus booking fee) for WILD ISLAND WOMEN.

Very low Covid risk activity. Outside and masks must be worn on van and travel bus time under 15 mins each way. If you have symptoms before trip please provide proof of positive test for a transfer to another trip. Otherwise no refunds for this trip. Can be transfered to friend if arranged by buyer.

DETAILS:Meeting time: 10 AM War Memorial Oval, Gretna. From here we will go in the shuttle together to the launch location. We will be paddling for around 3.5 hours in total with breaks along the way.  We begin on a private farm at Gretna and finish kayaking at Hayes. You do NOT need to have any previous kayak experience and we will be following the river flow so trip not particularly strenuous.  Just bring your smile and adventurous spirit! Please note this trip is not suitable for non-swimmers or anyone with injuries which prevent general mobility.  Please ask us if you are unsure. 

So you can relax and enjoy our upcoming retreat we have implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan. This will ensure that we look after ourselves and each other over the weekend.

The main points are: – We will provide hand sanitiser for use before, during and after activities. Observation of social distancing rules on the day. – we will implement masks in the van however most activities are outside and considered low risk.

If this event is cancelled due to public health restrictions we cannot refund will provide a transfer to another day in late 2022 or 2023.

If participants are feeling unwell before the retreat date please contact event organiser on 0417 008 422.

Payment plans can be arranged. Please email fiona@tassiebound.com.au to arrange

Inclusions as follows:• Tuition given to level of tour.• Courtesy Transport from Gretna to Launch Site and Return -• We will be supported by Professional Guidance with Australian Canoeing Qualified Guide and Leader: Fiona Weaver 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 wraps.

What to bring:• A warm jacket to put underneath a wet weather jacket (We can supply)• Hat• Sunglasses• 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 busPlease Note: Maxiumum 8 to 10 guests.  Mix of tandem and solo kayaks will be provided.   You do not need any kayaking experience, must have 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 Derwent River trip with you on our Wild Island Women Kayaking Adventure.FAQsAre 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 422What do I need to wear in the kayak?Warm tights are a good idea and an exercise top/thermals. If you have a wetsuit bring it.  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.