T: 1300 001 060

10% OFF for Gift Vouchers * Valid for Any Region X Experience in Batemans Bay!

GIFT VOUCHER SALE – USE PROMO CODE XMAS

You stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Vouchers or Gift Cards from Region X in Batemans Bay is the best way to show your visiting friends or Relatives a great holiday location!

Grab a Gift Voucher for any Region X Experience in the Batemans Bay Area through the online shopping cart, its fast, simple and delivered to your inbox instantly.

To start the Voucher process simply:

  1. Select the Tour you like HERE
  2. Select “Book NOW”then “Purchase as a Gift”
  3. USE PROMO CODE XMAS where prompted
  4. Fill in the required details
  5. The Vouchers are done!

Or

Purchase a Gift Card for a  dollar value and let the recipient decide which experience to choose!

Visit this page here if you like the idea of purchasing a dollar amount.

VOUCHER PAGE

All of our experiences are guaranteed to leave great memories and will have you exploring amazing environments, discovering wildlife and enjoying the surrounds in and around the South Coast of NSW.

Time in the outdoors is perfect for mental health and wellbeing, why not enjoy a little peace and experience natures playground.

*Offer Valid for purchases made from now until Dec 20, 2017. Vouchers valid for 6 months from Date of Purchase. 

NOTE : the discount will only be applied for the promo code XMAS

If you are struggling to decide which experience will suit your loved one, give our friendly Region X team a call on:

T : 0400 184 034

Or contact us on : info@regionx.com.au

50% OFF for Gift Vouchers * Valid for Any Region X Experience in Batemans Bay!

GIFT VOUCHER SALE – USE PROMO CODE XMAS

You stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Vouchers or Gift Cards from Region X in Batemans Bay is the best way to show your visiting friends or Relatives a great holiday location!

Grab a Gift Voucher for any Region X Experience in the Batemans Bay Area through the online shopping cart, its fast, simple and delivered to your inbox instantly.

To start the Voucher process simply:

  1. Select the Tour you like HERE
  2. Select “Book NOW”then “Purchase as a Gift”
  3. USE PROMO CODE XMAS where prompted
  4. Fill in the required details
  5. The Vouchers are done!

Or

Purchase a Gift Card for a  dollar value and let the recipient decide which experience to choose!

Visit this page here if you like the idea of purchasing a dollar amount.

VOUCHER PAGE

Remember if you purchase a voucher value of $400 you will only be charged $200!!! (From Now until NOV 30)

All of our experiences are guaranteed to leave great memories and will have you exploring amazing environments, discovering wildlife and enjoying the surrounds in and around the South Coast of NSW.

Time in the outdoors is perfect for mental health and wellbeing, why not enjoy a little peace and experience natures playground.

*Offer Valid for purchases made from now until NOV 30, 2017. Vouchers valid for 6 months from Date of Purchase. 

NOTE : the discount will only be applied for the promo code XMAS

If you are struggling to decide which experience will suit your loved one, give our friendly Region X team a call on:

T : 0400 184 034

Or contact us on : info@regionx.com.au

There is no off-season on the South Coast. The sea remains as liquid, the beach as sand, and any mug attuned to the elements grinning in satisfaction year-round. The only winter blues are the royal flush of the stratosphere and the deep space of the ocean. Dolphin dorsals riffle through the bays just offshore. Whale spouts hang on the horizon as the blubber ebbs south then north. Distant whitecaps appear where schools of fish roughen the surface water, and an eagles kite themselves overhead.

A white sea eagle looks down on two specimens of evolution’s most recent experiment with the primate order: two homosapiens sapiens running the beaches, fording the inlets and stumbling through the salt-sprayed undergrowth. Outcasts, the eagle concludes, and waits on his thermal rush for us to perish. Little does that eagle know, we’re Region X and we’re here on business, scouting routes and making all the wrong turns and mistakes ahead of time. For the ‘low season’ (autumn, winter, spring) is when we further our South Coast explorations. We run-hike-bike-paddle-swim the headlands and coves, the sea-mist forests and the sandstone cliffs. We marvel at the absence of people and their paraphernalia, and ponder how best to share it without compromising its beauty and its peace. We know that here in our land and waterscapes – beyond the towns and roads and powerlines – is an ambrosia that modern humanity aches for, consciously or otherwise. But that’s just an excuse. We’re out here because we want to be. The mild unsummer chill lends ample down time from our guiding work, and some reprieve from the high solstice sun and its sea-top reflections.

Living in a year-round warm-temperate climate is something that Australian South-East Coasters take for granted. But the ease with which we carry our daily-dose activities into the heart of winter is a privilege not extended to much of the planet. I cast my mind back to whitewater rafting in Canada’s British Columbia, where the commercial river-running season was always book-ended by spring and fall. Even an early-spring frost could turn your farmer-john wetsuit into a plank of glittering neoprene, clutching your riverside clothesline in rigor mortis. You’d be half way to hypothermia just putting it on. And after the summer melted snow and ice away, after the heat that in your primitive euphoria you thought would last forever, came the fall. You’d know the day. You’d blink awake to the pale glare of dawn, not having slept a solid hour. Sit up five seconds before your alarm is due, hungover from shivering the whole night through. Your overnight breaths have condensed and turned to frost, blanketing your ineffectual cocoon and tent floor. Mouth is dry, the skin on your lips taut and ready to crack. You reach for your water bottle, frozen solid. You stagger outside, crunch around in the crystalline grass, shake the frost out of your tent with gloved hands. Chisel a kettle from a tub of frozen water. Slip on the frost-covered rafts as you retrieve breakfast from a cooler whose ice stock has re-frozen, casting milk cartons and butter sticks into single sculpture. The white noise of the river rustles through camp, waiting to greet underslept faces and with a new definition of cold. And it’s only autumn.

By comparison, what we have here on the South Coast is an endless variable summer. Even at its coolest, our climate beckons barefoot runs on secluded beaches, forest and clifftop hikes, puddle-splattered rides, salt & freshwater paddles, and unhesitating swims for the wild of heart. There is no water on the south coast that – with some conditioning – our skin cannot endure for a time. Cold enough to return us to the present and renew our vitality, but mild enough not to perish in the process. Add a layer of neoprene, some exertion, and you’re fuzzy with the warmth of your own blood. As far as my fair skin is concerned, the solstice of our ‘low season’ is actually the best time to be outside, as the ultraviolet drops to terrestrial levels (although I can still get scorched). Insects all but disappear, as do the tourists – no analogy intended. In my experience, cool air satisfies the lungs, and allows for more prolonged and intense physical and mental exertion. It requires that the furnace within (metabolism) continue to burn, and so accelerates appetite and fosters better sleep. Daylight becomes precious, and to spend those fleeting hours among the elements seems only more urgent.

Like the rest of the planet, the South Coast faces the specter of climate change. So far, this seems to be translating into to hotter, longer summers, frequency and intensity of drought, fire, and flood. The future of outdoor exploration (and life on earth) will demand rapid adaptation to extremes and unreliability of seasonal norms. I say, keep yourself primed to thrive across the broadest possible spectrum of conditions. Take the summer run and the winter plunge. But there’s more than survival at stake. I say, enjoy the cool, mild days of the South Coast low season whenever possible, endangered as such days could prove to be.

 

Whale Watch Batemans Bay from a Cliff top Hike or Kayak

Right now is a perfect time to watch Whales in Batemans Bay, on the South Coast of NSW.  Anyone can join a Kayak Tour or a Hike to witness one of Natures Great migrations.

Over the last 3 weeks, each time we head into the Outdoors we have been witnessing Whales, various family groups, spouting, breaching displaying amazing behaviour for us to watch! Don’t think about it, book on a tour now, Dont let the Migration Pass you by!

 

 

 

Various Species of Whale migrate along the NSW South Coast and into Batemans Bay, stopping to play prior to heading to the summer feeding ground of Antarctica

Region X Offer both Half Day and Full Day Sea Kayak Tours, visiting Whale migration hot spots in and around Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW. We choose our departure location based on the weather, wind, whales and swell directions!

We paddle in expedition Style Double Sea Kayaks with foot controlled rudders and spray skirts to keep you dry. The kayaks are stable, comfortable and perfect silent mode of travel to discover whales.

You can also witness Whale Migration on our Coastal Day Hikes

The best locations to see whales migrate are often from a cliff top along the coast, the Coastal hikes along Murramarang Coast are a great example of this, see the details here.

A great way to keep in touch with the volume of the whales is to check out the NPWS Whale Watching APP called “Wild About Whales. The App also allows you to post your sightings and check in where recent sightings have been made.

 

Go on book a whale watching tour, hike or kayak from Batemans Bay Now.

You can View the Departure Calendar Here

School Group Christmas Parties with BBQ – South Coast NSW

Choose from a Range of Outdoor Activities and add a BBQ at our seaside shack at Mossy Point – Send us an email Now 

Groups can choose from:

  • Varied BBQ menu including dietary requirements
  • Short Sit on Top Kayak programs with games and challenges
  • Sea Kayak Day Trips in the Ocean
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking
  • Plan an Overnight Journey including Hiking, Kayak and Mountain Bike Combinations

Our Staff help your school enjoy a safe and educational experience in the outdoors with all the fun of a christmas BBQ break up!

The Region X group program for schools or community is based around using our dynamic Outdoor classroom and we are fortunate to be situated within a significant biological area where river meets ocean, biodiversity is high and teeming with learning possibilities.

Region X designs School programs and Christmas Parties in the Batemans Bay area that are fun and educational. Using our kayaks, hiking and cycling as the ultimate low impact vehicles to enter these sensitive unique environments we can design and quote your group based on duration and numbers.

We can also organise other activities, transport and accommodation for you. Or your entire school camp.

 

Send us an email Now 

Hike South Coast NSW Batemans Bay

Hike the Great Walks Trail just north of Batemans Bay

Is your main motivation for travel to experience Great Walking locations? Then this Hike Great Walks 27 Beaches Should be on your bucket list.

Early Bird Discounts for 2018 bookings are open now Use Code HIKE2018 for 20% OFF

Based out of the seaside town of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast, just 4 hours driving from Sydney and 2 Hours from Canberra. Since the successful launch of the hike in Spring 2017, Region X have developed the experience into a 3 day, fully guided hike that spans 36 wonderful kilometres.

Director: Our aim is to showcase this truly world class area to the network of adventurers that use their travel time to visit some of the worlds iconic hiking locations”. We would like to think the experience we have developed here rivals the Bay of Fires in Tasmania, the Milford track in NZ and should definitely be on a hikers buckets list.

The hike Starts on Day 1 with a hotel pickup from Batemans Bay and a short drive into the National Park prior to setting off on the trail. Cliff tops, views, beaches and sections of no marked trail are a feature of Day 1.

Arrival to Murramarang Beachfront Resort marks the end of your days hike as you settle into your comfortable Garden Villa accommodation. Choose to relax at the beach or by the pool, and dine at the onsite restaurant.

Hiking on day 2 is made up mostly of long sandy beaches and a possible river crossing at the Durras Lake mouth. An interesting and challenging ascent over Point Upright marks a great spot to take a short detour out to amazing viewing, if your lucky spot whales from here!!

The end of Day 2 hikers arrive at the cosy Depot Beach Cottages and settle in, read a book, hit the beach or join the guides for an impromptu snorkel session on the reef. Dinner is cooked at your cabin by the guide team.

Day 3 hiking for me is where the hike is at its most impressive, boardwalks, beaches, rock platforms and rainforest trails!

All in all the fully catered and guided three day hike along the Murramarang Coast has surely got to be one of the Worlds Greatest 3 Day hikes.

Hike departs every Sunday and Wednesday all year (Excluding Dec 20 – Jan 30)

Book Now for an Early Bird Discount for 2018 – Check the Dates here: Date Check

Use Code HIKE2018 for 20% OFF

 

Top Things to Do in Canberra

Its little secret that some of the worlds best beaches are accessible from Canberra. With great hotels choices from budget to 5 star you can enjoy great accommodation, a private vehicle pickup from your door and visit Batemans Bay on a Day Tour home to amazing beaches and wildlife.

Region X offer your choice of Day Tour, both visit historic Braidwood for a coffee and toilet stop prior to heading down the Clyde Mountain on the Kings Highway to famous Pebbly Beach.

Pebbly Beach is home to Eastern Grey Kangaroos, a top thing to do in Canberra

From Pebbly beach, take a walk, discover Depot Beach and Murramarang National Park, spot whales from headlands and choose any lunch spot in the seaside town of Batemans Bay.

The Afternoon is yours to choose either a kayak discovery tour or a Cultural Indigenous Experience with our Guides.

While the National Capital has many great attractions, you will be amazed at what is on the coast. A little over an hours drive from the War Memorial, the Gallery, Parliament House and the famous Questacon science museum.

Book a Canberra to Batemans Bay Tour here

Swim and Kayak with Whale Sharks

Bookings are now open for our 2018 Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark Kayak Tours

Early birds Discount Save 5 % off the Ningaloo Whale Shark tour price – *offer valid for all bookings before Dec 1, 2017

In 2018, Region X will be offering 2 Departures, a 4 day and a 6 Day Option.

The Tours both include a Whale Shark Discovery snorkel and swim on their final day, effectively making them one of the best complete packages for seeing the worlds longest fringing coral reef.

The Details:

June 17 – 22 in 2018 (6 Day Tour with Base Camp $3450pp) Download the 6-day Itinerary

June 26 – 29 in 2018 (4 Day Beach Camping $2480pp) Download the 4-day Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • 3 or 5 day Reef and Beach sea kayak, snorkel and beach camp tour (4 day) or Base camp with comfort (6 Day)
  • 1 day tour swimming with Ningaloo’s famous Whale Sharks
  • 3 nights accommodation (twin share) and breakfasts at 4.5 star Mantarays Ningaloo Resort in Exmouth
  • 2 dinners at fantastic local restaurants
  • Sea Kayak Training Day at Batemans Bay (Free)
  • Sunsmart Kayakers Kit – Hat and UV headwear

The best way to get more info on this tour is to:

  1. Give us a call on 1300 001 060
  2. Send us an email info@regionx.com.au
  3. Visit this page on our Website
  4. Download the itineraries
  5. 4-day Reef & Beach Whaleshark Itinerary 2018
  6. 6-day Ultimate Safari and Whaleshark Tour 2018

Swim with Whale Sharks in 2018! 

 

Send us an email for more info info@regionx.com.au

 

Planning a Christmas Party on the South Coast of NSW?

Here is our Top 3 for fun and Christmas cheer:

  1. Choose to Sea Kayak into a remote beach for picnic, cold water immersions and fun – Details Here 
  2. For large groups engage in some fun challenges on the water at Mossy Point followed by a BBQ at the famous Mossy Point Boatshed Send Email  
  3. Float leisurely up the River, Meet Oyster Farmers for tastings, talks and opening demonstrations – Details Here
  4. Get your Hens up Pigeon House Mountain for amazing Views to the wilderness and beyond – Details Here

Organising a special Christmas Party Day for your Staff or Friends is relatively easy.

  1. You just need to choose the date

  2. Send us an email with your desired idea

  3. We will get back to you ASAP with a plan for your Group

  4. We work together to ensure you have everything you desire

We can even Add a transport service for you to ensure your group is all together!

Send us your dates below and we can start the process.

Send an Email with your Dates

 

Whale Watching from a Kayak or a Cliff top Hike

Batemans Bay

Right now is a perfect time to watch Whales in Batemans Bay on the South Coast of NSW.  Anyone can join a Kayak Tour or a Hike to witness one of Natures Great migrations.

 

 

Various Species of Whale migrate along our shores to the summer feeding ground of Antarctica

Region X Offer both Half Day and Full Day Sea Kayak Tours, visiting Whale migration hot spots in and around Batemans Bay.

You can also witness Whale Migration on Region X Coastal Day Hikes

The best locations to see whales migrate are often from a cliff top along the coast, the Coastal hikes along Murramarang Coast are a great example of this, see the details here.

Get the APP !

A great way to keep in touch with the volume of the whales is to check out the NPWS Whale Watching APP called “Wild About Whales. The App allows you to post any sightings as well as view other people sightings so you can head to the whale watching hot spots by checking out the recent activity!

You can download the Wild About Whales APP here

Whales in Australia

Australia is quite privileged when it comes to whales – over 50% of the world’s cetaceans are found in Australian waters. According to recent estimates at least 45 species of whalesdolphins and porpoises visit or live permanently in Australia, including nine baleen whales and 36 toothed whales species and with all the whales cruising along the NSW coastline, you can see we call it New South W(h)ales for a reason!

The number of whale species found in Australia could even increase. Ongoing research, may identify new species based on genetic information. A recent example of this is the Australian snubfin dolphin (orcaella heinsohn), which was classified as a new species endemic to the Australian region in 2005.

Whale distribution in Australia varies widely. Some species, like the orca, are widespread and found in all waters, while other species such as some beaked whales are much more elusive. In fact some whales are so elusive that the only information we have about them comes from when they become stranded.

 

Go on book a whale watching tour, hike or kayak from Batemans Bay Now.

You can View the Departure Calendar Here