Canoe Capers, Regattas and Team Building
Explore Sydney’s rich history- shipwrecks, unique architecture, unique rock formations, various testaments to Sydney’s rich history, notable characters and much more is waiting for you to discover it on the water.
As you make your way across the waters, choose from a variety of locations, from protected coves, calm tributaries, or other serene waters.
Not only is it fun but,
BUSHSPORTS Canoe Regattas will lift the morale of your team, providing for a humorous and mildly challenging series of canoe activities and journeys; designed to foster team spirit through games and team initiatives in spectacular surrounds on water. Programs range from 2 hours to full or multi day programs for groups of 8 – 150.
Let us know what you require and we will deliver the rest.
Sydney: Middle Harbour – The Spit, Sydney Harbour, Rose Bay, Botany Bay, Georges River, Pittwater.
Western Sydney: Hawkesbury River – Windsor, Richmond, Berowra Waters, Crosslands, Brooklyn.
Nepean River – Bents Basin, Penrith. Colo River – Colo. Cattai Creek
Blue Mountains: Wentworth Falls Lake, Nepean River, Peppers Fairmont Resort
Central Coast: Patonga, Umina, Mooney Mooney Creek, Lake Macquarie, Terrigal, The Entrance.
Hunter Valley: Hunter River, Hunter Valley Gardens, Port Stephens, Myall Lakes, Hill Top station, Pokolbin Resorts
Southern Highlands : Shoalhaven River, Tallowa Dam, Kangaroo Valley, Fitzroy Falls Reservoir
Anywhere : where there’s enough water, we’ll paddle it!!
FUN WITH WATER
The activities begin with a briefing on water and canoe safety, paddling techniques and teaming up paddle partners. Communication exercises will ensure that all involved are having fun, learning together. Water based Fun ‘n Games, providing unique challenges, excitement and laughter.
Once the basics are mastered, teams pit their new found skills and abilities with and against each other in a number of challenges, for the ultimate honour of being named Grand Canoe Champions!
Previous canoe regatta participants have included the: NRMA, FREEDOM FURNITURE, ANZ, KODAK, ROYAL SUN ALLIANCE, COMMONWEALTH BANK, AMEX.
Teams hit the water in their own canoes or double Sea-Kayaks and progress through Raft UP, Retrieval, Obstacle and No paddle races. Then it’s onto Boat Hopping, Le Mans Starts, Canoe Rescue as each team accumulates as many points as possible. Once new skills have been learnt, and canoe confidence increased, we will begin an exploratory paddle of the scenic waterways of the selected River System.
Meals can be a picnic or Aussie BBQ on the bank of one of the many tributaries, with plenty of time for a refreshing swim. Finish the day with prizes and presentations- A brilliant team day.
Canoeing the Colo River
Just one hours drive North West of Sydney is Sydney’s cleanest flowing river and the gateway to the largest wilderness area in NSW. The magnificent ?Colo? is surrounded by Wollemi and Yengo National Parks, once the home to the Dakinjung, Wiradjuri and Dharuk Aboriginal tribes.
Paddling along the Colo river is an enchanting experience. In the early morning, mist rises off the water as you paddle gently with the current. The day begins with a safety instructional session, giving you the finer points and tips on paddling and maneuvering techniques for the sturdy and stable 2 person, Canadian style canoes. Once on the water granite walled gorges are negotiated, lizards lazy in the sun, birds chirping and displaying their dazzling colours, fish darting and splashing beside your craft. Your appetite developed it is time for a sumptuous lunch, then a stopover at an ancient aboriginal site before proceeding back to the start .
Middle Harbour Discovery Tour by Canoe or Sea Kayak
Calm, saltwater canoeing fun for all ages and abilities. Experience this fascinating tour on the tranquil waters of the uppermost reaches of Sydney Harbour. Following an instruction session we paddle two person canoes from under the Roseville Bridge (Davidson Park) upstream through the un spoilt forest of Garigal National Park.
Middle Harbour is alive with nature, sea eagles soaring above and diverse marine life below. We stop for a break on a lovely stretch of beach with a deep swimming hole (swim is optional).
Enter Bantry Bay where we inspect the derelict munitions sheds, learn their significance and appreciate the tranquil beauty of our foreshores and estuaries .
Provided : * Canoes * Paddles * Buoyancy vests * Morning Tea (Lunch additional – i.e. finish with a BBQ) * Expert instruction
Bring : * Shoes to wear in the canoe * Swimmers (You will typically get 100% wet) * Sun Protection (sunscreen, hat etc) * Small towel * Dry change of clothes & shoes * Long sleeved pants and shirt recommended * Personal Medication * No bare feet * leave jewellery at home
Weather : Rain, hail or shine be there! If cancelled, we will contact you.
Guides : Qualified, experienced guides committed to ensuring you get the most out of the adventure. Sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge so you have a great day.
Grade : Beginners – Intermediate
Paddling in safe and stable double sea-kayaks you can explore the sheltered harbor waterways.
You will coast past beaches, cliffs, stunning houses built on impressive inclines, then, not too far along you can continue beside relatively untouched bushland.
Move across calm, tranquil waters or enjoy the excitement of paddling through gently undulating waters. If the tide is high, you can even journey under the beautiful canopy of surrounding mangrove trees.
For a relaxed paddling experience join our 2-hour Coffee Tour where you can paddle past Castle Rock Beach, Grotto Point and Balmoral on the southeastern side of the Spit Bridge, or our 4-hour Kayak Eco Tour which takes you under the bridge and further into Middle Harbour alongside the Garigal National Park.
The BUSHSPORTS program consists of three specifically designed activities that aim to bring out the best in your team, group or employees.
These activities were designed to focus on motivation, leadership, communication and collaboration. They are all unique,fun, and proven to bring out the best in your group!
Or call a BUSHSPORTS Adventure Specialist at 02 9871 3333!