Min 10 / Max 20
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If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure, this is the trip for you!
After learning the skills of sea kayaking we depart on an amazing journey. The Sea Kayak Cultural Adventure is a 4-day / 3-night sea kayak trip starting on the mainland at Raby Bay and paddling across Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island, the world’s second largest sand island, and home to the Nunukul, Nughi and Goenpul clans of the Quandamooka people, the traditional custodians of the land whose relationship with the Island dates back thousands of years. Experience sea kayaking, camping, Indigenous culture, wild animals, bush tucker and much, much more on this once in a life time adventure.
- Ecotourism certified coaches and sea kayak guides
- Paddle Australia Certification
- Accompanying guide in language (if required)
- Top quality kayaking and camping equipment
- All meals, accommodation and airport transfers
- Authentic Indigenous experiences and guided walks
- Expert coaching and guidance from experienced sea kayak instructors and expedition leaders
- See dolphins and turtles in the natural habitat
- Experience an Aboriginal smoking ceremony and hear their stories of the islands
- Explore the spectacular waterways of Moreton Bay
- Have a real Australian eco-adventure
COACH: MARK HESSLING
Mark began his involvement in paddle sports at an early age paddling canoes with his parents. He returned to paddling when he joined Queensland Sea Kayak Club ahead of an expedition through the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway in 2012. As a qualified Sea Instructor Mark has held multiple positions at the Club including President and Training Officer. Mark has extensive guiding experience having led multi-day, group expeditions around Moreton Bay, Fraser Island and the Keppel Islands.
COACH: TONY HIRST
Tony spent 22 years running his own company and started paddling in 2011 to help cope with the pressure of work. When he sold his business in 2013 he trained as a Sea Instructor and has since led expeditions to Hinchinbrook Island, the Keppels and Seventeen Seventy. Tony is a former President of the Queensland Sea Kayak Club and has spent several years teaching sea kayaking skills. Tony has a strong passion for sea kayaking and how it can help to de-stress from our sometimes stressful work lives.
Sanctuary by Sirromet
Sirromet is a family owned and run winery situated at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Nestled around the Laguna paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums, Sanctuary by Sirromet lets you escape the everyday and connect with nature. The tranquil bushland setting, houses the tented pavilions that offer elegant comfort and style.
Feel a million miles away in the premium tented pavilion surrounded by tranquil bushland, on the grounds of Sirromet Winery. Offering elegant comfort and style, each tent has a private balcony which appears to float above the landscape as you gaze across the tree canopy over the lake.
Day 1 – Monday 28 October 2019 - Basic Skills Award
We’ll learn correct paddling technique, what to do if we capsize, and how to self-rescue. Once we’ve mastered the basic skills it’s time for a BBQ lunch on the beach during which we’ll be briefed on the plans for the next few days. After lunch it’s time to check-in to our luxurious ‘glamping’ accommodation at Sirromet, a family owned winery in picturesque Mount Cotton. Nestled among the Laguna paperbark trees and giant scribbly gums, enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening connecting with nature in a premium tented pavilion surrounded by tranquil bushland.
For dinner, experience mouth-watering modern Australian cuisine at the award-winning restaurant, while taking in the breathtaking views out to Moreton Bay and the sand ridges of Stradbroke Island. Enjoy the ultimate food and wine experience with Sirromet’s eight course tasting menu. Featuring the freshest local and seasonal Queensland produce, with local seafood, organically grown fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices, each dish has a recommended Sirromet wine match. Savour the luxury accommodation and fine dining before we head into the great outdoors tomorrow!
Day 2 – Tuesday 29 October 2019 – Sea Kayak Day 1
Day 3 – Wednesday 30 October 2019 – Sea Kayak Day 2
Day 4 – Thursday 31 October 2019 – Sea Kayak Day 3