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Moderate
Activities
  • 5 days kayaking/rafting
Accommodation
  • River Camping
Meals
  • 4 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$2000AUD

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Trip Code: SRR

Snowy River Trip highlights


  • 5 days guided paddling
  • Day walk to Snowy Falls
  • Abundance of wildlife - kangaroos, emus, platypus, sea eagles
  • Breathtaking wilderness
  • Aboriginal guide available for interpretation of country and indigenous perspectives
  • 100's of rapids from class 1 to 3
  • Paddle through steep rocky gorge country

The Snowy is an exceptional river. Despite being one of the most iconic rivers in Australia, many sections have rarely been seen since European occupation, which makes the area one of the few places in Australia with undisturbed Aboriginal occupation sites. The Snowy Hydro environmental restoration flows over the last few years have finally opened up one of the most breathtaking remote wilderness rivers in Australia. This five day white water rafting adventure builds your skills to paddle through towering granite gorges and over heart pumping rapids all the while surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the river and its surrounding pristine wilderness. Each afternoon you paddle up to your riverside campsite and unwind in the open air as your guides prepare your hearty evening meal. Experience a truely unique Snowy Mountains camping experience where you can chose each night to have a 'yarn' around the campfire before retiring to your tent, or stay up listening to the many sounds of the unique Snowy ecosystems. The river corridor boasts an array of wildlife. Admire the abundant platypus, spot a Snowy River brumby, and keep an eye out for the kangaroos, emus, wombats, water dragons and bird life including sea eagles that are often encountered. The broad isolated granite gorges, abundant evidence of previous Indigenous occupancy and plentiful wildlife give this place an undeniable spiritual quality. We love the Snowy River, and we know you will too!

Activities:

Itinerary

We meet at 7.30am at the Iona Gardens Cafe and Nursery (2 Barnes St, Dalgety, NSW). Participants will be shuttled from Dalgety to the paddle put-in along the Snowy River behind the small town of Delegate. It is a good idea to bring spending money for the journey to and from the river for last minute items, snacks or souvenirs. Guides will inflate and pack inflatable kayaks. A comprehensive safety talk will be given and the day will be spent mastering the kayaks, refining paddling skills and enjoying fun rapids. On arrival at camp we will introduce you to wilderness camping, prepare a hearty meal and start to get to know our fellow travelling companions.

Meals:  L,D

Today we will kayak through the magnificent steep gorges and amazing granite formations of the Snowy River. The cliffs and ridges are spectacular, falling directly to the river edge, leaving a winding trail of tranquil water for all to enjoy. We will portage and view the renown but rarely seen Snowy Falls and enjoy an afternoon of quite pools mixed with rushing rapids before making camp mid afternoon.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we will paddle through the towering Cypres pine forests which have been barely viewed since European occupation. We will hike up a tributary and carefully view 'Men's Camp', an aboriginal site abundant with artefacts. This is the remotest section of the Snowy River. The afternoon is spent enjoying the abundant wildlife whilst paddling through 'Birdlife Bend', platypus pools and fun safe rapids.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we enjoy a change in scenery as the gorge begins to widen, giving way to vast stretches or rough wild bush. We paddle past sandy river banks, quiet contemplative pools and rocky rapids before arriving at yet another glorious campsite for the evening.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we paddle some exhilarating rapids such as 'Wet Cheeks' and past the Jacobs River tributary before arriving at your pick-up location - No Name Campground, The Barry Way, Kosciusko National Park. We have a rejuvenating afternoon tea before being driven back to your transport. We aim to have you back in Dalgety by 5.00pm.

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional wilderness and rafting guides
  • All meals as listed
  • Inflatable self-bailing raft or canoe
  • All rafting/kayaking equipment including wetsuits and spray jackets
  • All safety equipment including helmets and PFDs
  • Parks and Wildlife fees
  • Transport to and from rafting site and Dalgety
  • All camping equipment
  • Emergency communication phone and EPIRB
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • High quality dry bag for personal gear

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation before or after tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature

Suitability

Moderate

5

This trip involves one long portage (on day 2) to negotiate (and view) the rarely seen but renown Snowy Falls. Over 5 days we will complete 70km of wilderness paddling. This trip is suitable for anyone with a good level of fitness, an adventurous spirit and an appreciation for remote wilderness travel. Paddling experience is not essential. The river includes a variety of paddling, from contemplative pools mixed in with grade 1 to 3 rapids. Day one will involve paddle skills training which will be built throughout the trip and will endure through a lifetime. All participants need to know how to swim. A reasonable level of fitness and agility is required for this trip. Suggested preparation: We recommend 45 minutes of strenuous exercise 3-4 times per week (this can be cycling, jogging or walking). Swimming and upper body exercise prior to your trip is essential.


Departure dates

Private departures on request only

Notes

Note:
Please note, this trip is only available on request, for groups of 6. Please contact our staff for more details. Good water levels are guaranteed for the months of August to November.

Total Priceper person from

$2000AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Snowy River Rafting Adventure trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

A general rule of thumb is don't bring anything you would be devastated to lose. Video cameras and still cameras could get wet and most likely ruined. A good idea is a disposable waterproof camera. Photo quality is pretty good, and if you lose it, it's not the end of the world. They are well suited to rafting.

No, previous rafting/kayaking experience is not required. You will be given training and a full safety briefing on day 1 of the trip. You will need to know how to swim and be comfortable in the water. A reasonable level of fitness and agility is essential for this trip.

The river includes a variety of paddling, from contemplative pools mixed in with grade 1 to 3 rapids.

The trip runs on select dates from August to December. In the winter months (July and August) wildlife encounters are prolific, however temperatures can drop to below zero. Winter and Spring offer the best opportunity to spot platypus. In the summer months days are long and warm, and participants can swim throughout the day.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.