3 Day Clyde River Self Guided Paddle

A Relaxing 3 day river journey, at your own pace, along “Bhundoo” – Clyde River, Batemans Bay

Camp out

We provide everything you need to sleep out in nature.

Cruisy Adventure

Journey along a tranquil river in comfortable sea kayaks

History & Culture

Explore the fascinating history of Bhundoo.

National Park

Discover Clyde River National Park and beyond.

Experience Overview

Location: Batemans area

Duration: 3 Days

Price: from $POA

Package Includes

  • 3-day kayak camping tour
  • Kayak, Paddle, Life Jacket, Pump, Sponge
  • Area Map & Information
  • Tent, Sleeping Mat, Cooking Gear, Dry Bags

Features & Highlights

  • Go deeper into nature 
  • Kayak from fresh to salt water
  • Kayak and camp in remote locations
  • Perfect intro to kayak expedition life
  • Discover quirky “Bonnie Doon” camp
  • River swimming – bliss!

Self Guided kayak camping Journey

Guide yourself along the Bhundoo / Clyde River on this independent, budget-friendly journey. Set your pace, choose your adventure and experience the magic of the river


Budget friendly from (kayak hire from $60 per day)
Bookings can be made via the Region X website or by email expression of interest


We provide all gear needed for kayaking. Camp gear is available for hire if required
Paddlers need to pack their own first aid, food and personal items (see pack list below)
Shuttle transfer drop off and pick up available on request


The onus for safety, including checking weather conditions, rests entirely with you
The river is tidal so it’s best to travel with the current


You decide how many days you spend on the river and how far you travel, we can help with this!
Camping is available at Shallow Crossing, Nelligen, National Park Campgrounds and Hip Camps along the river. All camping must be booked in advance

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The Bhundoo / Clyde River can be paddled year round. In Summer & Spring, take refreshing dips in the water and make the most of the long days. In Winter & Autumn, warm up by the fire and marvel at the glassy water and early morning mist.


Seals regularly swim up river on high tide in search of fish. Paddle close to the banks to spot wallaby’s and birdlife (maybe even a lyrebird!). Sea Eagles soar along the river and perch high up waiting for prey.

02 Spotting wildlife

The lower Bhundoo / Clyde River stretches 33 km from Batemans Bay to Shallow crossing and is deep enough to paddle year round. The closer you paddle to Batemans bay, the saltier the water becomes! Plan your journey to align with the tides to make for an easier paddle.


The flat calm waters of the river are suitable for beginners wanting to try their first overnight kayak. Paddling with the tide makes for a relaxing journey between campgrounds. Plan for around 3-4 hrs or paddling per day.


The pristine waters of the Clyde River host a thriving Oyster Industry. You’ll paddle through oyster leases and see farmers travelling the river on Oyster punts. Stop in Batemans Bay for oysters, lunch or coffee at the Wray Street Oyster Shed!

05 LOCAL Seafood

The Walbunja people of the Yuin nation are the Custodians of the River. They were thought to be semi-nomadic, occupying the coastal regions during the warmer months, and migrating to the hinterland in winter. In the local Dhurga language, the word for the river is ‘Bhundoo’ which translates to English as ‘Deep Water’.
06 Indigenous HISTORY

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.

Get ready to paddle away from the hustle & bustle, & go deeper into nature

Discover Bhundoo – Clyde River, Batemans Bay – and its many tributaries on this immersive Self-Guided 3 Day River Journey.

After a comfortable transfer to the start location, enjoy a detailed lesson in the art of Kayak Camping, before slipping into the tranquil waters of the river and escaping the ordinary for 3 diverse days.

You will paddle from fresh to salt water, exploring the history and mystery of this fertile drowned valley river system. You’ll up at our numerous ‘secret spots’ along the way, for on-foot exploration and a river dip!

Discover our remote campsites like the quirky Bonnie Doon and the secluded Runnyford River Camp. Set up camp as the scent of campfire meals fills the campgrounds. Enjoy your dinner by the fire and under the moon and stars, before disappearing into your tents for a healing sleep in nature.

By morning, enjoy a deep stretch, take your time and make your breakfast before setting off again in our kayaks. 

Each day you will discover something new – about this incredible place and about yourself! 

On Day 3, re-enter civilisation, paddling into the township of Batemans Bay, learning about the industry that shaped this seaside town, and its early settlement history. Conclude your adventure under the Batemans Bay Bridge, feeling revitalised by nature and with a new collection of amazing memories and skills.

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

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