About Region X

Region X – “Unspoilt Experiences” promotes and runs a program of Ecologically Sustainable experiences.

Our Mission

Safe, secure and rewarding operations for guests, staff and third parties at all times

Interpretation and education of natural, cultural and historical attractions in the outdoors

Ecological Sustainable Tourism Experiences with Minimal Environmental impact, without compromise

We offer experiences in the Batemans Marine Park along with walking throughout the forests of the South Coast of NSW.

We are proud to offer visitor experiences that have an extremely low carbon footprint. Engaging in these activities positively contributes to the fight against Climate Change and Engaging in these interpretive tours is one of the worlds greatest sustainable activities.

Each experience with us has its own personality and style, these points of difference will be joined by unbreakable cords of quality, professionalism, premium service, friendly and knowledgeable staff who interpret the environment and most importantly a passion to do the right thing by the communities and the environments in which we operate.

Region X exude passion for our unique coastal environment, they combine local geographical knowledge and intimate knowledge of marine and bird life, Indigenous and European history, impact management experience and the simple fun and pleasure of completing an achievable outdoor adventure experience to satisfy our customers.

If your concerned or confused about which tour or experience to book, give us a call, as we emphasise matching our market segments with our specific products to provide an achievable experience for everyone.

We facilitate families to discover Soldier crabs for the first time, get close to stingrays in our Glass Bottom Kayaks and interpret what we are seeing on a whole range of adventures!

Behind the name.

People often ask about the business name, why Region X???

Region X started in Patagonia after years running high end river expeditions for other companies in the Tenth region of Chile. We started bringing our own customers down to our base camp on the confluence of the Futaleufu river and the Rio Azul, on the Chilean side of the Patagonian Andes.

The provinces in Chile are numbered 1 -12 in Roman Numerals from North to South. Our operation guided experienced kayakers on the best and most challenging rivers in the tenth region of Chile, “Region X” and the name stuck and grew.

During the 5th Patagonian summer season Kate and Josh received welcome news from an Argentine border doctor of an addition to the family. As a result they headed back to Batemans Bay, a place familiar to Josh’s to grow a family and commit to starting the Australian “arm” of “Region X”.

So the story began in Australia during Easter of 2006, constructed a business plan, sourced equipment, guides and offered kayak experiences around our local marine environment.

Our school programs and corporate events are tailored packages, by working together we can deliver high class end results to suit your needs.


Josh Waterson, Ba Appl Sci, Toursim Management and Kate Waterson Cert 2 in Small Business Management, and their team build on extensive knowledge and experience working as professional kayak instructors and white water raft guides in wilderness environments throughout:

  • Victorian Alpine rivers
  • Franklin River Tasmania
  • Patagonian Andes in Chile and Argentina
  • Brazils jungle rivers, Peru’s Andean Urubamba
  • Cotahuasi, Colca and Apurimac rivers, High Altai mountains in Siberia,
  • Italian, Switzerland and Austrian Alps
  • High Atlas mountains in Morocco
  • Eastern Turkey on the Coruh
  • Uganda on the White Nile, and Zimbabwae and Zambia on the famous Zambezi river
Josh and his wife Kate, fellow director and their team have a clear understanding about working in sensitive landscapes and cultures with people from all backgrounds.

Paddling to mystical destinations is one of the simple pleasures in our world and we love it. Viewing ocean creatures, sea grass beds, mangrove forests, being up close with nature day in, day out is a special role we take pride in. Josh Waterson – director 

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