Your Paddle and Picnic Adventure starts upstream of Wangaratta, where you will be dropped off at a little secluded river beach on the Ovens River. Unfurl the picnic rug, and tuck into the gourmet picnic hamper of a warm handmade tart and salad, accompanied by a popular local Prosecco and finish with a delicious chocolate. Once you’ve polished off your lunch and soaked up the picturesque setting, hit the water in your kayak for a gentle, relaxing paddle downstream.
Keep your eyes peeled for local Kingfishers, turtles and and if you’re lucky you may even spot a rare Nankeen Night Heron. There are many opportunities to stop along the ride for a swim or lounge on the many private and secluded beaches. Take in this beautiful stretch of river at your own pace.
River Tribe will pick you up at Apex Park, Wangaratta (free parking and amenities) & take you to your picnic and launch spot and will meet you when you return to Wangaratta. You will be provided tour and river notes, picnic blanket, packed picnic bag with water and everything you need, including all kayak equipment.
Cost: Summer Special of $79 per person (normally $99) based on a minimum of 2 guests.
Duration: The tour is based on a 7km tour. An average kayaker will paddle the 7km in about 1.5 hours. Allow 15 minutes for transportation to the kayak launch point, 30 minutes to 1 hour for a picnic and additional time if you wish to swim, lounge on the beach and hang out on the river. Shorter and longer tour distances/time lengths can be arranged.
Guides can be provided for an additional fee of $45 per person, however this tour has been designed to be safe and easy for first timers.
Please note that dietary requirements can also be catered for.