Larapinta Trek

We had a wonderful time on our recent 8 day Larapinta Trek. The trip was made all the more enjoyable by the assistance of our guides Adrian and Craig. Their flexibility, steady temperaments, knowledge, friendship, experience, sense of humor and ability in the kitchen took all the difficulties out of our experience. Nothing was too much trouble, and everything that should have happened happened, and happened when it should have. They made the whole experience for us a simple walk in the bush. We could not reccommend them more highly.

Peter Surtees | St Ives, NSW
 
 

Hinchinbrook Island and the Coral Sea

This is true expedition sea-kayaking along one of the most spectacular wilderness coasts in Australia. Lying off the coast of tropical Queensland, Hinchinbrook is Australia's largest island National Park. It is an area of breathtaking beauty with tropical forest and granite peaks rising over 1000m out of the sea above unspoiled golden beaches and sandy bays that are perfect for sea kayaking. While sea kayaking experience is not essential, participants must be strong swimmers and confident in open water conditions. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit the conditions and most days there is ample time to beach comb and snorkel the translucent waters. Each night you will camp on the beach - and if we've had had a good day's fishing - dine on fresh seafood. A highlight of the trip is the chance of encountering turtles, dolphins, dugongs, Manta Rays and even Humpback Whales while crossing the Coral Sea to the jewel like Family Islands, before returning to Mission Beach.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer Mission Beach to Lucinda, commence sea kayaking
DAY 2 Paddle around Hillock Point to Zoe Bay
DAY 3 Paddle beneath Mount Bowen (1121m) to Banksia Bay
DAY 4 Paddle Ramsay Bay round Cape Sandwich to Sunset Beach
DAY 5 Paddle to Goold Island
DAY 6 Open channel crossing to Wheeler Island
DAY 7 Paddle past Bedarra and Dunk Islands to Mission Beach where trip concludes

traveller reviews

James and his assistant leader Lisa were superb. They showed care and consideration for our safety and wellbeing throughout the kayaking expedition. Both were excellent leaders.

Courtney Weeks Vic, Australia

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Trip Code: HIN
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  7 days
Activities:  Kayaking
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Next Trip:  12 May 2014
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price: $2,190.00 NZD

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