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Loving our locals

Loving our locals

Bega Valley local? Read on for a great deal! While we wait for the inevitable onslaught of visitors from all over NSW, Vic and ACT to return to our area, we are keen to offer our Bega Valley locals a special deal to mark our return to business. How many of you have...

We’re in a dilemma

We’re in a dilemma

We're fully vaccinated We are lucky enough to be in the age group that can (relatively) safely accept an Astra Zeneco COVID-19 vaccine. So we did. Both Arthur and I are now fully vaccinated and feeling very good about it. Not everyone has been as lucky On the other...

Extreme weather is affecting our business future

Extreme weather is affecting our business future

We were told..... For many years, climate scientists have warned us about the effects of climate change. Too many of our leaders have been complacent, ignorant and consistently denying the science.The one message that rang true to us every time was this: with climate...

Camp in comfort with all the luxuries

Camp in comfort with all the luxuries

Book your camping (glamping) escape now We've just released our next 2 night  Wilderness Escape dates (!). We've been a bit snowed under with kayak tours and independent campers so apologies to our loyal followers for the delay. Love camping but hate setting up and...

But I can’t swim

But I can’t swim

I can't swim. Can I still come on tour? We've been running our tours for almost 7 years now so we've met and managed absolutely every level of capability in that time. Some of our guests are obviously a little scared or nervous when they arrive. We can see it. We...

New accommodation options

New accommodation options

Tent, van or Tiny Home?   The Tiny House on Wheels We are super excited about the latest addition to our accommodation offerings. Some clever local colleagues have just established a beautifully appointed THOW (Tiny House on Wheels) on our property - offering a...

When will the theme park close

When will the theme park close

2020 - is the worst over now? So it's now 2021. 2020 is done and dusted. What a roller coaster ride. I've always loved a theme park and an adrenalin rush but seriously? You literally couldn't have made all this up! We can never forget the bad things that happened last...

Long and winding river

Long and winding river

  What's in a name The river we live near and paddle on is officially named the Towamba River. But from the bridge crossing the Princes Highway down to the mouth of the river , it is known (locally anyway) as the Kiah River (or "the Kiah"). Why the 2 names? We don't...

Why we don’t run tours in the afternoon

Why we don’t run tours in the afternoon

We are sometimes asked why we don't run tours after lunch. NB: the guy in the main image is in less danger than on a dry but windy afternoon - read on The decision to only run tours in the morning was made for us by nature and our local weather systems. We've been in...

So you want to buy a kayak – here’s some tips to help you choose

So you want to buy a kayak – here’s some tips to help you choose

  How it starts You've had a tour, fallen in love with kayaking and now you want to buy one! Where do you start? Good kayaks are not a cheap investment. Read on for some valuable tips in choosing the right craft for you. Ask these questions first Who will be paddling...

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