Wilderness Blog

It’s not ‘just’ a kayak tour….

We take people on kayak tours. On a beautiful tidal river with crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. There's lots of birds, lots of fish to see, the occasional stingray to watch and the kayaks are so easy to paddle that even little kids can do it. But what sets...

Pre-Christmas deals for locals – BOOK NOW!

So many of our friends and colleagues up and down the Sapphire Coast are stealing themselves for the annual rush of visitors, especially those working in hospitality, accommodation and tour businesses. We know just what they mean - we're already taking bookings well...

Ian Kiernan AO – so privileged to have known him personally….

Australia - indeed the world - lost a champion of champions this week with the death of Ian Kiernan, AO. In a previous life, I was heavily involved with the development of the not-for-profit Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden. It was (is) a BIG...

Who’s the biggest of them all? Wedgies – really big birds.

Anyone following us knows we're a bit keen on birds. It all starts quite innocently when you live in a place like this. After the chaos of a young family comes an opportunity for quiet reflection, once they grow up and fly the coop (so to speak). Living in the bush...

The river and the ring…the story of a minor miracle.

One of our guests from the visiting cruise ship Pacific Jewel got more than he bargained for when he joined our kayak tour this week. Married for just under one year, David and his lovely wife - together with their fellow cruise passengers - enjoyed a splendid sunny...

3 years – where did the time go? Time for some celebrations

Hard to believe we've been operating for 3 years! From little things, big things grow....I had no idea where this journey would take me but I'm pretty glad I did it. They say you should always strive to work in a job where you love what you do. Having worked in many...

Smart parents give their kids a break from technology

We've already had a little rush of families sneaking off a little early before school holidays start. The river has never looked clearer, the early mornings are still a bit chilly but the days have been superb - and the birds and fish are all becoming more active as...

Dads top the charts in this bird family

Who would have thought? New research suggests that Superb Fairy Wren dads sing to their eggs - and the chicks favour dad's tunes over mum's! An article in this month's Australian Geographic magazine showcases the work of Professor Sonia Kleindorfer, Scientific...