We went as a family of four (2 A + 2C) and joined in with another group of 8 people (5A + 3C). Even as a large group we traveled the 9 km easily in the time allotted for our half day trip. We even had enough time to stop for morning tea (that we brought) and have a few refreshing swims along the way! We never felt crowded even with so many people in the group.
Morning tea was available on arrival (Easter eggs, tea, coffee and fresh baked hot cross buns) and after a safety talk and life jacket fitting we were in kayaks and floating down the creek. The staff were very helpful and friendly and their instructions were very easy to understand.
My children (9yo and 12 yo) easily managed their single kayaks and paddles as did my husband and I. The kayaks have back rests which help your back tremendously and I'd suggest you allow yourself stops along the way if you are prone to sore bottoms, lower backs or legs from sitting in one position for a period of time.
Double kayaks are also available and they worked very nicely for our friends who had a toddler and a 9 yo son who has some mobility issues.
There is a small current to take you downstream and it was nice to let it carry us along some of the time. We went within a few days of Cyclone Ita and the water was crystal clear and beautiful to swim and play in.
We appreciated being lent the water proof phone case (as you need to call the company to let them know you've arrived at the end) as it gave us piece of mind as we paddled. A dry bag also allowed me to take my camera and get the priceless family snaps and video that we will keep as mementos of the fun.
It is a good idea to slather on the sunscreen, wear hats and sunshirts and sunglasses and we were glad we took water bottles.
The half day tour was a great way for us to go. We were finished by noon which allowed us to come home and have a nice nap (we are locals) but would allow others to go on and do other touristy things in the afternoon.
Thanks guys! We had a great time! We'll be back!
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