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Natural Wanders

Natural Wanders has been in operation since 1993. They run kayak tours on Sydney Harbour from their boatshed in Lavender Bay (not far from Luna Park). Owner Patrick Dibben is a former President of the NSW Sea Kayak Club with over 30 years experience leading outdoor adventures.

Natural Wanders will take you on a wander through one of the most magnificent harbours in the world. Discover its many bays and beaches, its beauty, its history and experience it in a way close to nature.

Personalised tours for small groups or individuals are available. There are early morning paddles for those who live in Sydney and want to get fit and join one of the groups for a great start to your working day.

It's a big harbour with over 240 kilometres of shoreline, so contact Natural Wanders if you'd like to find out what other paddles are available.

For more information: www.kayaksydney.com

Tours

Bridge Paddle
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This is an adventurous kayak tour starting from a beach in Lavender Bay near Luna Park then paddling under Sydney Harbour Bridge and following the Kirribilli shore past the Opera House, Admiralty House (Governor General's residence), Kirribilli House (Prime Minister's residence) and on to explore the quiet bays and beaches of the north shore.

Along the paddle your guide covers the history and stories of Sydney Harbour looking at historic buildings, famous yachts and landmarks. Paddle into quieter bays with the opportunity to land on beaches along the way. An online photo album is included.

Distance: seven to 12 kilometres.

Duration: Including instruction, two to 3.5 hours, depending on the group.

Includes: kayak instruction, kayaks and equipment, an online photo album of the tour.
start Location Highlights
Lavender Bay Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour Kirribilli Admiralty House, Kirribilli Prime Minister's residence, Kirribilli Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Kirribilli Neutral Bay Shell Cove Lightouse - Robertson Point, Cremorne Point Mosman Bay, Mosman
Travel by: Duration:
Kayak Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$120.00-$150.00 Price Range Runs as a private tour tailored to suit the group. AUD150.00 for one person, AUD120.00 per person if more than one.
Balmain Paddle
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Commence your paddle from a beach in Lavender Bay near Luna Park then paddle out with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, explore the bays, island and beaches of the western harbour.

Paddle south past Goat Island where you might see huge sea eagles nesting, on to Balmain and Birchgrove paddling up close to shore to view the beautiful homes of rich, famous, and some infamous residents. Cross the harbour north to explore Balls Head Bay and land at Berry Island for a bushwalk then on past Balls Head to return to Lavender Bay.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

Distance: 10 to 12 kilometres.

Includes: Kayaking lesson, kayaks and equipment, guide, online photo album of your tour.
start Location Highlights
Lavender Bay Sydney Harbour Bridge views, Sydney Harbour
Travel by: Duration:
Kayak Half Day or less.
Price
$90.00 Price Range Per person.
Billy Blue Paddle
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Start your paddle from a small beach in Lavender Bay, near Luna Park and from here you paddle out with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, then paddle west around Blues Point to explore Berrys Bay.

Your guide will cover the history and stories of this part of Sydney which has a long history of boat building and industry. Paddle past home of the rich and famous, quiet hidden parks, an old 1912 quarantine station and also modern boat yards where you might see some of Sydney's more famous yachts.

Distance: Approximately 5.5 kilometres.

Duration: Including instruction, approximately two hours.
start Location Highlights
Lavender Bay Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House views, Sydney Harbour Blues Point, Sydney Harbour Sawmillers Reserve, Sydney Harbour Noakes Boatyard, Sydney Harbour 1912 Quarantine Station, Sydney Harbour
Travel by: Duration:
Kayak Half Day or less.
Price
$65.00 Price Range Per person
Private Tours
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Customised tours where you can choose where you would like to paddle - choosing from any of their tour routes or a variation on them.

You can paddle under Sydney Harbour Bridge and explore the harbour to the east or perhaps paddle west into the quieter parts of Sydney Harbour exploring Balmain, Birchgrove, Waverton areas perhaps. You can even paddle to Cockatoo Island or Hunters Hill.

Distance: Can be anything from a few kilometres to over 20 kilometres.

Duration: two to three hours.

Includes: Kayak instruction, kayaks and equipment, guide, online photo album of your tour.
start Location Highlights
Lavender Bay Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour
Travel by: Duration:
Kayak Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$120.00-$150.00 Price Range AUD150.00 for one person, AUD120.00 per person if more than one.
Before Work Paddle Series
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This is a five week series of weekly one hour paddles.

This is ideal for locals and people staying in Sydney on extended visits. Each week you paddle to a new destination exploring a different part of Sydney Harbour. Distances start out short and you gradually increase them as the series progresses.

They have clients who have been doing these paddles every week for over six years!

Duration: one hour on the water.
start Location Highlights
Lavender Bay Sydney Harbour - Various Routes, Sydney Harbour
Travel by: Duration:
Kayak Half Day or less, Tailored.
Price
$180.00 Price Range For the for weeks series of weekly one hour paddles. Includes kayaks (fibreglass, doubles worth over AUD4,000 each) and equipment, instruction, guided paddle.
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