Wildwater Paddling Weekend

Mid North Coast, New South Wales

This 2-night canoeing adventure immerses you in the beautiful Clarence Valley in Northern NSW.

The team from Journey Outdoors in Nature are passionate about sharing the benefits of connecting with nature with others. They believe that being in canoes creates a platform for a much more intimate understanding of self and of the water.

Boats are paddled in pairs, facilitating an opportunity for participants to develop trust, communication and understandinding with others while enjoying the pristine surroundings.

No canoeing experience is needed and the Clarence river has a safe, drop-pool style – so capsizes and mistakes are harmless fun, with ample room to regather yourself and process the experiences in the calm pools below.

Your wilderness campsite provides the backdrop for impressive stargazing opportunities as you gather around the campfire by night. You’ll dine on hearty meals made with local, sustainable, organic produce.

We love that this tour is both an active adventure and an opportunity to build resilience and connection. It’s an experience you will draw from for years to come and it’s offered for parents and kids, for friends and for solo travellers.

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  • Qualified & experienced Whitewater Guides.
  • Delicious nutritious food featuring local, organic, sustainable produce.
  • Wilderness camping including campsite fees and National Park permits.
  • Canoes, paddles, barrels, lifejackets, helmets and all other gear.
  • Wilderness first aid kit and satellite phone.

Making a difference

  • Journey Outdoors in Nature plant a tree for every person that joins a journey, and they can participate in this process at the Clarence River Wilderness Lodge.
  • Local organic produce supporting local suppliers.
  • The team recycles, composts and minimises waste and their offices and journeys are solar powered.

A word from your host


“Through living simply, being away from technology, eating nourishing food and connecting with a like-minded community, people can rediscover their natural wellness, and I know being out in the wilderness is where I feel best too.”

Getting there

This tour is held on Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl country near Grafton, NSW. Grafton is approximately 6.5hrs drive from Sydney and 3.5hrs from Brisbane.

Accurate meeting point information is provided within a fortnight of your journey commencing.


From AU $450 per person.

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