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Whitewater Paddling at Bright (3Hours)

This adventure is at Bright and offers grade 1 and 2 white water suitable for beginners. We begin this adventure with some basic paddle skills on moving water, guiding for your level of experience and adjusting our coaching as appropriate. After an initial paddle through some easier rapids we portage the kayaks to the faster water below the Bright river swimming hole, then traveling along the spectacular Ovens River through increasingly challenging rapids (grade 1 and 2 level) and the Bright Gorge.

In spring, summer and autumn we will experience a range of grade one and two whitewater rapids through the gorge at Bright - starting our trip by meeting near the Ovens River at Hawthorn Lane, where we allocate Rafts or kayaks, rig with life jackets and helmets, etc ,and car shuttle your vehicles to the pull-out point. We then kayak down river learning how to negotiate the rapids as we go, finally finishing our trip at Ashwood Avenue.

A great adventure suitable for those looking for an achievable challenge. Suitable for 8 years plus (a basic swimming ability is required).

Days: Selected weekends, summer school holidays or by arrangement Times: By arrangement; normally Mornings 08:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Ovens River, Bright Age Guide: A wonderful family adventure suitable for 12 years plus in single craft and 8 years up in a two person sports raft with an adult (a basic swimming ability is required). You are wearing a lifejacket, but you must be comfortable with moving water in case you fall in. Children under 16 to be accompanied by a participating adult. Price Guide: $145pp for advertised adventures, or book a private tour with us. Crafts we use for the trip: Two person inflatable sports rafts and one person inflatable packrafts in higher water levels. We use self-draining, easy to control plastic sit on top kayaks when the water levels are low. What's Included: Two leaders, all safety equipment (helmet, lifejacket etc), kayaks and paddles. Meeting Place: End of Hawthorn Lane near ovens River footbridge -driving from Great Alpine Road or Mountbatten drive, Riverside What to Bring/Wear: -closed-toe footwear (runners, boots, river shoes, beach shoes; NOT sports sandals with open toe)

- Bathers(underneath), shorts and a T-shirt or top depending on the weather. Some participants prefer to wear a wetsuit - recommended for those of slight build.
-Towel, warm clothing and a spare change of clothes to wear on completion of the adventure

-sunscreen, water and snacks
- Personal items, eg. Personal medication

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