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NATIONAL PARK RIVER TOUR MARGARET RIVER
Guided Stand Up Paddle Tour Includes Lesson & Tropical Fruit Picnic
2 Hour Experience
Spectacular National Park
This adventurous trip will have you learning to Stand Up Paddle in the wilderness of the Blackwood River National Park. No experience necessary – it’s easy! Whether its your first time or you have paddled before, this tour is great for getting you out on the water.
Learn to Stand Up Paddle
Scenic Sheltered Location
Highly Experienced Guides
Best Quality Paddle Boards
$79 per adult (16yrs & over), $59 per child (8 - 15 yrs)
Available November through April
Meeting Time/Meeting Point:
Meet in Witchcliffe at the Petrol Station on the corner of Redgate Rd and Bussell Hwy. From there you will continue on in your own vehicle, following your guide, to our spot on the Blackwood River. The spot can be difficult to find, and there is limited mobile coverage, so we have found this to be the easist way to reach the spot.
We recommend that participants are able to swim, though it's not required.
Minimum age 8 years. Maximum weight 110kg.
Paddle Board - Paddle - Expert Guide - Life Jacket Available - Tropical Fruit Picnic.
What to Bring:
Bathing Suit - Towel - Hat - Sunscreen - Glasses Straps - Change of Clothes. Optional: Consider bringing a BBQ picnic to cook you own on the gas BBQ's supplied in the National Park after the end of the tour.
See our FAQ's page.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect to learn lots of new skills and safety knowledge all while enjoying the surrounding scenery & wildlife. Practice your new skills within the sheltered waters of the Blackwood River in a scenic National Park setting. We have a maximum of 10 people per instructor so you'll get the best expert instruction and guidance.
WHAT WE'LL COVER
After arriving at Chapman Pool, our experienced guide will deliver a full safety briefing and coaching info session on the beach at picturesque Chapman Pool. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
START ON YOUR KNEES
Then you will set off along Chapman Brook on your knees while learning to steer or if you're already experienced you can Stand Up at this point.
It's time to Stand Up and learn the basics of Stand Up Paddle technique as we reach the open stretch of the Blackwood River.
TWISTS & TURNS
Travel through the twists and turns of the Blackwood River as you work on your paddling skills. It truly feels like the wilderness, without a house to be seen, and there is often wildlife such as eagles, waterbirds and occasionally a kangaroo. There's a chance for a fun SUP Race for anyone who is up to it, and some fun and games along the way.
TROPICAL FRUIT PICNIC
You've earned a chance to rest and reflect on the paddling session as you enjoy a delicious and healthy fruit picnic on the beach at Chapman Pool. Perhaps enjoy a swim in Chapman Pool.
OTHER THINGS TO DO IN THE NATIONAL PARK & FURTHER SOUTH
After the tour concludes and your guide departs, you may want to have a bbq lunch with the gas BBQ's supplied in the National Park, and maybe a bush walk along the chapman brook. Please note that this is not part of the tour so if you want to do this you will need to bring your own food and supplies to cook a BBQ.
There are also lots of other places to visit and sights to see if you decide to continue your day out heading further South of Margaret River. Such as Boranup Forest (Image shown at left, 15 minute drive), Hamelin Bay beach and stingrays (20 minute drive), Augusta and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (25 minute drive).
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