Canoes, Champagne and Canapés


There are some places in the wilderness where nature over delivers.

Gliding downstream on the Kangaroo River from Beehive Point to the mouth of Yarrunga Creek with the backdrop of the Morton National Park in Kangaroo Valley is one such place. Take a seat in one of our custom-built double-canoe rigs and immerse your senses in the sheer beauty of this magical waterway.  Indulge your taste buds with wild native canapés and a local award-winning cold-climate wine and discover what is unapologetically WILDfest® heaven. It’s the must do wildlife experience that explores the sunken forest and its eerily beautiful backdrop of a convict-built sandstone road, winding uphill and linking the rainforest with our colonial past. This is wilderness in its extreme and is home to the majestic azure kingfisher, wedge-tail eagle, diamond python, rock wallaby, white-breasted sea eagle, water dragon and more.

For those of you not accustomed to canoeing, our rigs are stable and virtually unsinkable. It’s like gliding on a catamaran as you wine and dine your way around Kangaroo Valley. The area we are exploring is very calm and the currents are mild, making paddling effortless. It’s an easy and safe way to get you into the waterways of the Southern Highlands and of course life jackets are supplied by our guides who accompany you on the trip. 

Travis Frenay our guide from Paddle & Portage Canoes has been a professional paddling instructor for nearly 15 years and has been the lead teacher of canoeing at Lithgow TAFE for the last 9 years on their award-winning Outdoor Recreation courses. He is an extremely talented instructor with unsurpassed local knowledge and to say he is a water enthusiast is an under statement. Travis has crafted an incredible and unique event for WILDfest® and it’s not one to be missed. 

After the popularity of this experience during Wildfest 2018 we are running two sessions again on Sun 27 January 2019.

Bowral to Beehive Point is 45-60 minutes drive and the last few kilometres are on the dirt to add in some fun 4WD as well. Transfers to and from Beehive point are not included in the price but can be arranged if required. There is ample parking to self drive. You can purchase via the link below or email to arrange an invoice and direct debit.


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Sunday 27 Jan


11.30 to 2pm, 2.30pm to 5pm

Canoes, Champagne & Canapes at Wildfest 2018

Sunken forest video HR from the Daily Telegraph

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