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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...

Escape Partner #3: Light2Light Coastal Walks

Escape Partner #3: Light2Light Coastal Walks

Take a Walk with Cam & Tess We're thrilled that Cam & Tess from Light2Light Coastal Walks will be offering guided walking tours as part of our Optional Extras. We met Cam & Tess when we all worked in Ben Boyd National Park and wouldn't hesitate to take one...

Top 100 in Australian Traveller

Top 100 in Australian Traveller

Featured in 'Australian Traveller' magazine We are thrilled to be listed amongst the best South Coast tourism businesses featured in a special Tourism Australia sponsored edition of Australian Traveller magazine. We are part of a wide network of fantastic experiences...

Escape Partner #2: A Pinch of Yum

Escape Partner #2: A Pinch of Yum

 GREAT FOOD, UNIQUE LOCATION 2020 with all its challenges gave us a chance to learn a bunch of new things, sort stuff that's been in the 'too hard basket', explore our local area a bit more....and to eat. And when you're in isolation and too spooked by Covid-19 to go...

Escape Partner #1: Alignment Within

Escape Partner #1: Alignment Within

Wellness in the wilderness The popularity of all things 'wellness' is a reflection of the type of society we have evolved into. Our lives have become a daily juggle amongst too many commitments. Getting away from your routine (which may or may not include your...

Silver linings

Silver linings

COVID-proofing the business It has taken a while to get our heads around what the COVID-19 situation means to our business in terms of operations and personal safety. We did a lot of research to ensure we had the right information with a complete overhaul of our...

Even Pollyanna would struggle

Even Pollyanna would struggle

Staying positive is hard in a pandemic When I was little, my mum nicknamed me Pollyanna after the character in a well known book, originally published in 1913. Pollyanna was a young girl who played "The Glad Game" - where you find something to be glad about - no...

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