Kayaking in Kangeroo Valley
Evening coco tribe! I recently returned home from an incredible weekend away kayaking in beautiful Kangaroo Valley and I'm super excited to share the experience with you.
So to start the weekend…ROADTRIPPPPP! My good friend picked me up very early on Saturday morning (thanks JB) and we drove down to KV, music blaring with some interesting coffee stops along the way.
As soon as we hit Kangeroo Valley, I completely fell in love. Such a BEAUTIFUL place. It’s only 2 hours away from Sydney but feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle. It sits within Morton National Park (an abundance of green grassland and rainforest) and is surrounded by native wildlife and greenery, including…yep you guessed it, KANGEROOS (oh and cows)! The village itself is full of quaint little coffee shops and gorgeous boutiques…basically my idea of heaven.
After a quick pit stop in the village, we met our kayaking instructors from Kangeroo Valley Canoes, packed our belongings into water proof containers and we were off! It took a while to get into the rhythm but we were soon speeding along and spent the the day meandering around the beautiful rivers and creeks. The views were truly stunning!
Heavy rain hit mid way through the day so we stopped at a nearby riverbank to keep dry and to eat a delicious packed lunch (always my favourite part of the day). The rain eventually calmed down a little so we jumped back into the kayaks and gradually made our way to our final destination for the evening; a rustic camping ground on the banks of the river.
The boys soon built a fire (man. make. fire) and we spent the evening sitting around the campfire, just doing what pro campers do…drinking red wine and naked kayaking in the dark obvs. Oh and we also romantically took the kayaks out to check out the stars from the water, ermm fully clothed this time. Check out the photo of the stars below, they were just incredibly beautiful!
After a slightly painful night's sleep (my tent is definitely made for midgets, or children), we made some insanely good breakfast burritos (so sophisticated) and heading back on our way. The journey home was just as stunning, a highlight being the sunken forest half way round...kind of eery but incredible to see.
All in all a fantastic trip in a truly beautiful location! And top it off, my arms feel SUPER TONED after two days of hardcore kayaking. BEAUT.
Huge shout out to my good friend Eddy (of 59Photography.com) who took all of the incredible photos featured in the post.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read about my trip! I’d love to hear about your favourite trips in NSW - where’s your best weekend getaway? I have a HUGE list of places I want to visit this year and I'd love to add some new ones.
Have a wonderful evening all!