Weemalah Kayaking Tour
Escape the city on a private guided hiking and kayaking Sydney adventure. You’ll experience Royal National Park’s pristine waterways and magnificent bush tracks in true relaxation, seclusion and wonder, whilst exploring Sydney’s natural backyard.
Start your private tour on a short ferry ride across the Port Hacking from Cronulla to Bundeena then enjoy a fully-guided morning paddle exploring the bushland, mangroves and birdlife along South West Arm. Suitable for beginners, we’ll rest with our kayaks at a quiet morning tea location before discovering your secluded, rustic timber cottage nestled on the bend of the river. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the verandah listening to the sound of the Australian bush, as your hosts prepare all meals for your enjoyment.
Perfect for up to eight guests, your family and friends can choose from either two double rooms or bunks for the kids with a share bathroom – and relish a fully catered weekend miles away from any distractions.
Sunday morning is for relaxing on the verandah with a hot, cooked breakfast, giving you energy to explore the Park by foot. Benefit from the knowledge of an expert, local guide as you bushwalk to Audley, lunch by the riverside, then hike up the Honeymoon Track to Bungoona Lookout. Jump on a vintage tram for a short ride to finish your tour at Loftus.
This tour is easily accessible in less than one hour by road or public transport from Sydney’s city centre. The kayaking is graded as easy, suitable for beginners. You must be able to swim. The bushwalk is graded as easy-medium level as there is a short uphill section which some people may find challenging. We recommend moderate fitness and advise you to be prepared for all weather conditions.
- All food and drink, including two morning teas, two lunches, gourmet dinner, hot breakfast, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks
- Double room or single bed share accommodation in rustic timber cottage (linen supplied)
- Qualified, experienced and friendly bushwalking and kayaking guides
- Ferry from Cronulla to Bundeena on historic M.V Curranulla
- Royal National Park entry fees
- Kayaking instruction on safety and equipment use
- Stable and safe sea kayaks and all paddling equipment
- Vintage tram ride from the Royal National Park to Loftus.
- Luggage transportation
- Sydney Coast Walks goody bag
- Friendly catering/support crew
Itinerary and Highlights
Day One – Saturday
8:30am Depart Cronulla on ferry to Bundeena aboard the historic M.V.Curranulla, crossing Port Hacking.
9:00am A tranquil walk through lush palms, mangroves and bush from Bundeena to Bonnie Vale along the entrance to Cabbage Tree Basin and Creek.
Receive expert safety kayaking instruction before setting off on a leisurely 3-4hour paddle around South West Arm. Let the rest of civilization slip away on this quiet and pristine waterway. Pull up the kayaks at a secluded beach location to enjoy a wholesome morning tea.
2:00pm Arrive at our idyllic riverside accommodation, Weemalah Cottage. Lunch is served on the timber verandah overlooking the river bend of South West Arm.
3:00pm Relax! You have the afternoon to explore the surrounds, enjoy a swim or just read a good book.
Dinner time is flexible.
Day Two – Sunday
Breakfast time is flexible. Wake up whenever you’re ready and enjoy the secluded riverside bushland setting.
10:00am Depart Weemalah Cottage.
Walk to the historic Audley picnic area stopping for a relaxed and sumptuous lunch and continue up the Honeymoon Track (approximately 7km in total). Get your camera out at Bungoona Lookout, then enjoy a short vintage tram ride along the former railway line through the Royal National Park.
4.45pm Tram arrives Sydney Tramway Museum at Loftus, adjacent to Loftus train station. Collect your luggage. Tour ends.
This private kayaking Sydney tour is custom-quoted based on a personalised itinerary and number of participants (maximum eight). Contact us to discuss your requirements.