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Lake Eildon Kayak Safari

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Days

2

Grade

3

Distance

35km

TOUR OVERVIEW

Something new, something different! This is a true adventure in every sense of the word, our two day kayak trip features all the adventure and fun of all our other trips whilst enjoying the wonders that a lake has to offer. There is no need to be an efficient kayaker, you do however need moderate fitness and a willingness to have a go. We will have a safety boat alongside all the time. We will be paddling about 11-13km each day, and walking 7km on the first day. With all gear supplied and help supplying camping gear too this really is a top notch adventure that you won’t want to miss out on! This is a superb adventure to attend by yourself and make new friends or bring your friends.

 

NOTES:

  1. Please note we have a 100kg person limit for this event.
  2. Since July 2021 Lake Eildon has experienced Blue Green Algae blooms. We do not anticipate you getting very wet on this trip and will endeavour to minimise your full contact with the water. We do not recommend swimming during this event. If you have any further enquiries please contact us prior to purchasing a ticket.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Overnight hiking gear if you require it. (Tent & Sleeping Mat)
  • Full catering, lunch and snacks including all dietary needs
  • Experienced & qualified guides.
  • All you kayaks, paddle and safety gear.
  • A safety and gear transport vessel to follow you.
  • Park Fees
  • Qualified Wilderness First Aid Support
  • Our wonderful TSA enthusiasm!

FOOD

We provide nutritious dinners, lunches, all snacks and breakfasts. We are big food enthusiasts so be prepared to have freshly ground coffee, yummy snacks and fresh fruit, beautiful vegetable based salads, wraps and cheeses. All this food is energy filled to sustain you on the track – oh! and lets not forget a sneaky desert to give you energy for day two. Our guides prepare all your food and our qualified chef/nutritionist will ensure that your dietary requirements are met. Please ensure you have advised us of any allergies when booking your ticket.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Rucksack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat.
  • Medication, camera, etc…
  • Hike clothes and camp clothes – weather suitable.
  • Trail shoes or runners or hike boots.
  • Your personal items
  • Utensils incl plate, bowl fork, cup.
  • A full pack list can be viewed here

 

WHAT OUR ADVENTURERS HAVE SAID

"Visiting the Bay of Fires has always been on my bucket list and I am glad I made this dream a reality. What a stunning experience! Big shout out to the team at TSA who have gone above and beyond! Highly recommended!" - Linda Hyde

ITINERARY

Day 1

Meet at Eildon for a quick gathering before driving to our launch point. Load gear and get ready to paddle. Once on the water we'll go through a thorough safety briefing and show you how to paddle your kayak and work as a team in your boat. Starting around the shore, we'll paddle for the morning before stopping for lunch. After lunch we throw on our hike shoes and head off for the steep Blowhard Spur Circuit and great views of the Lake. Back into the boats for another paddle and we're soon at our campsite for the evening. Portage the gear a few hundred meters to the campsite and set up camp for the evening.

Day 2

You can jump up early with one of our guides and do a short walk or stretch session before breakfast and then we'll pack and be back on the water by early morning. Today will be a reverse or yesterday as we make our way back along the shoreline, stopping for morning tea on a rocky point, before the longest paddle through to lunch. We have lunch on a pebbly beach before the last short section back around to the start location where we unload gear and repack kayaks onto the trailer. We aim to finish by 3-4pm giving enough time for a drive home.

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AVAILABLE TOUR DATES

10 in stock

Lake Eildon Kayak Safari

Start: October 22, 2022 9:00 am
End: October 23, 2022 4:00 pm
Price:
$495.00
Members Price: $445.00

10 in stock

12 in stock

Lake Eildon Kayak Safari

Start: November 26, 2022 9:00 am
End: November 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Price:
$495.00
Members Price: $445.00

12 in stock

Secure your spot with a non refundable deposit, and have the remainder payment be automatically split over additional payments. See here for our payment plan details terms and conditions

FAQS

This is one of our most common questions, and our recommendation is that for most of our day walks you should wear your most comfortable footwear. Don’t wear your old hiking boots from 20 years ago, and don’t wear thongs or sandals. Bottom line is your runners are probably the best choice unless you have some comfortable hiking shoes or trail runners. In some circumstances you may want footwear with better grip than runners, particularly for muddy winter walks. If you are still in doubt, bring along both pairs and get our guides recommendation on the day.

Transport to and from location is not included but ride-sharing may be able to be arranged. Please contact us if you require some assistance.

All our trips include our awesome TSA guides, accommodation, all your meals, beverages, access, permits, and all extras such as gear, activites, climbs, rafting, caving or any of the other exciting activities that appears on our tours. There is never any more to pay, unless you want to buy your own things like a coffee, souvenirs etc.

As with all of our events, our trips vary in length and difficulty. We suggest you look at the grading provided and have a browse through the itinerary distances. If you can walk 20km day after day then you’ll be fine for the Larapinta Trek, or you may be more suited to wandering around the Bay of Fires and more leisurely beach walking. Remember that you will have weeks to months to build up your fitness before the trip – which we can help with! If still in doubt, give us a call

We always want to keep you safe and have developed a Covid safety plan for the trail. Check it out HERE

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WHY CHOOSE

TAKE SHAPE ADVENTURES

FRIENDSHIP

Most of the people that come on our tours come by themselves. Our community is built on friendships that have been made on our trips, experiencing something life changing together, the shared memories and also goals to do more in the future! We encourage people not to be anxious about coming on these trips by yourself as we promise you will leave with some like minded friends and be really glad you made the decision to get out of your comfort zone and join in.

BELONG

Our community is our backbone. We have had so many people start with no hiking experience, basic fitness and not knowing anyone on our trips. These same people have gone on to do some incredible multi day hiking trips with us and their friends they have met in our community. Witnessing the development of their fitness, confidence, experience, friendships and happiness is why we do what we do. Come join us and let us help you get from the couch to the top of the mountain!

ADVENTURE

Experiences, not things. The moments that take your breath away. The feeling of accomplishment and the realisation that you are capable of so much more than what you thought. The views that blow your mind and the ticking off of bucket list items. We take all the hard work out of it for you. We organise the lot so you can just turn up and get the best of your experience without all the headaches of organising/logistics. We make it easy for you to do all the thing you want to do –  you just need to turn up and be ready to jump into life!

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