5 Day yuin Journey

follow the paddle strokes and footsteps of the yuin people 

Camp out

We provide everything you need to sleep out in nature.

Active Adventure

Thrilling sea kayaking and snorkeling experiences.

History & Culture

Learn about the fascinating history of Batemans Bay.

National Park

Discover pristine National Park.

Experience Overview

Location: Batemans Bay

Duration: 5 days

Price: from $1950

Package Includes

  • Fully guided 5 day kayak and walk tour
  • 2.5 day kayak journey
  • 2.5 day walk journey
  • All kayaking and camping equipment
  • All amazing, nourishing camp meals
  • Transfer to and from Batemans Bay
  • Photos of your experience
  • 2.5 days kayak journey
  • 2.5 day hike journey 

Features & Highlights

  • Kayak from the freshwaters of the upper Bhundoo river system to the saltwater ocean in Batemans Bay
  • Swap kayaks for day packs to continue your Yuin journey on foot
  • Kayak and camp amazing river system
  • Walk and camp the Murramarang south coast walk 
  • Perfect landscape journey 
  • Animal encounters: seals, whales, eagles, fish, kangaroos and more

traverse over 70km of yuin country by kayaks and walking – 5 days

The Yuin Journey is a guided 5 Day river kayak and coastal walking journey, where our focus is journeying through the spectacular south coast of NSW. We choose to camp on this tour, making it perfect for those that appreciate time under the stars, around the campfire and tucking up in a cosy tent. 

On this journey enjoy all amazing meals, lovingly prepared by your guides you may even like to try your hand at catching and cooking your own! Afternoons at camp are perfect for unwinding and finding some “You” time. Go walking, snorkeling, swimming, read a book or participate in a gentle stretch session. Relax beside the fire in the evening, with the smells of your delicious camp dinner cooking.

When you’re ready to retire, you will do so in comfort with our modern, cosy tents and inflatable mattresses, or sleep out under the stars! Wake up with the sunrise in paradise, or catch a few extra Z’s and let the fragrance of coffee brewing stir you. After a delicious hot breakfast, we pack up and continue our journey through the landscape, travelling an ancient coastal river system and intriguing coastal park winding up at a new destination each afternoon!

Camping out, self sufficient, is a wonderful experience we think the mix of kayak and walk on this trip is a perfect  sustainable journey!

We choose remote campsites with limited to no facilities. We use portable camp toilets and limit our environmental footprint as much as possible, taking everything out of the National Park with us, leaving no trace.

“The whole experience was amazing, from kayaking amazing river and bay to walking inaccessible beaches to the amazing food provided. What a way to connect with nature as you traverse the kilometres from the freshwater of the Clyde river to the wild landcape of the ocean cliffs. I loved it! 

– Jan

Tour itinerary

DAY 1

Your guides and driver will collect you from your Batemans Bay hotel at 730am and transport you to the freshwater of the (Bhundoo) Clyde River at Shallow crossing. Here we pack our kayaks with camping gear, food and personal equipment and enjoy a freshwater float down the Clyde river. The pebble race moving water of this section make the kayaking super fun. Watch for Water dragons sunning themselves as we stop for lunch mid way. As with all these trips, we get to know each other over time and we encourage our guests to get involved in assisting during the trip. After lunch our first night campsite is not too far away at Bonnydoon, a private camp with bushranger style facilities. Meet Rodney our campsite host and set up your tent on the sprawling river front grassy sites.

Settle into your own pace or join us for a fireside afternoon tea and dinner prep. Guaranteed your first night out under the stars you will be ready for your sleeping bag!

Your Guides will always be on hand to assist you in setting up camp and give you a rundown of your days ahead.

Approx 11km of kayaking 

Meals provided: Morning tea, Lunch, Arvo tea, Dinner.

DAY 2

Wake to the warm light of the rising sun and the scent of coffee brewing. Perhaps you would like to join your guides for a daily morning stretch before breakfast, or enjoy a sleep in? There’s really no rush. After a delicious hot breakfast we’ll pack up camp, load our kayaks again and continue our river kayak adventure.

Today you will feel the tidal influence as we continue our journey towards the ocean, again stop midway for lunch and jump in for an optional swim!

Witness the change in the river as you see the first of the estuarine oysters, mangroves and river system becoming tidal. 

Tonight we camp at Orange Grove farm, a flat grassy campsite with a unique local history, its worth a stroll over the land. 

Approx 13km of kayaking 

All meals 

DAY 3

Today, wake to our last leg of the kayak journey taking you out of the river system past the town of Batemans Bay and along the open water landscape that shapes the amazing bay. Civilisation soon gives way again to temperate forest, pristine waters, expansive horizons and amazing wildlife. As we paddle, keep your eyes open for soaring eagles, seals and dolphins playing, fish jumping, whales breaching (June to November) and so much more! 

By midday, we land a the villiage of Maloneys beach, enjoy lunch and swap our kayaks for day packs and hiking gear – we continue our journey on foot along the first 5 km of the Murramarang coast walk to our campsite at Oakey Beach. We choose this pocket of coastline for our night location so you can enjoy a coastal swim, snorkel or just kick back and get into the groove of expedition life. 

At all our walk camps, your overnight baggage is bought in by vehicle so we can enjoy relative lightweight walking.   

The evening meals are always a social affair, with lots of wholesome, locally sourced produce on the menu, lovingly prepared by your Guide/Chefs. You’ll be amazed by what they can whip up. Share stories and a nightcap by the campfire or head off to your cosy tent, lulled to sleep by the sound of ocean waves. 

Approx 13 km kayaking 7km walking

All meals

DAY 4

From Oakey beach to our next campsite at Depot beach walkers see a variety of coast and a unique change in Geological structure that brings visitors from all over the world to witness. The ancient famous sandstone layers from the Permian period start to appear and create amazing rock art along the coastal plane. Villiages such as Sth Durras and North Durras dot the coast and the Durass lake will need to be negotiated either by foot or by kayak. All in all a really fun day of coastal walking with a healthy mix of forest trail, beach walking, cliff tops, rock platforms and handy viewing platforms make this day a highlight!

End at Depot beach campsite, where your overnight baggage will be waiting – this spot even has hot showers!

Approx 17km of walking

All meals 

DAY 5

The northern end of the park boats rainforest sections that gives walkers a truly unique experience on our final day! Walk through cabbage palms, dense spotted gum and see iconic south coast beaches on this tour. The Yuin journey concludes with lunch at Pretty beach and return transfers to Batemans bay. We’re sure there will be smiles all round and a deep sense of achievement as we wave goodbye in Batemans bay.

Breakfast, Lunch

Approx 8km of walking

If you’re staying longer, don’t forget to ask your Guides for all the local tips on what to do and where to go.

 

Yuin Journey
Region X Murramarang Coast Journey walking

WHAT TO BRING

  • You will receive a comprehensive packing list upon booking.
  • A good sleeping bag is recommended

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • Transfer of overnight gear
  • Kayaking equipment
  • Dry bags for your personal gear
  • Camping equipment: tent, air mattress
  • All amazing meals from Day 1 Morning Tea to Day 5 Lunch
  • National Park entry and experienced, local Guides
  • A digital photo album of your experience

By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.

What is Ecotourism?

Please note: this tour ordinarily requires a minimum of 4 participants to run. If you wish to book with less than 4 people, please contact Region X to discuss your options. These may include a private tour, or joining another trip or activity.

Do you have questions or would like to make an enquiry?

Call us on 1300 001 060 or fill out the form below