You’re off on your first trip, that’s great! Doing anything for the first time can be a little daunting so here’s what to expect and a few tips so you know how it all works:
1. What to expect
The Thursday before the trip (or soon if you book after that), I will send you an email with the final details like exact meeting point, trip plan, packing list, weather forecast.
On the day, arrive a little early so you’re not in a rush. I’ll give you a briefing on the trip, fun stuff to see on the way and any hazards, then we’ll head off. The group will stay together so don’t worry about getting lost! We stop at scenic spots for photos, to learn about the area and to refuel with tasty snacks (which I will bring).
Trips vary but you will see all or some of: beautiful bushland, scenic lookouts, secluded beaches, waterfalls, swimming holes, historic sites. We do any combination of hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, navigating, picnicing, biking, games, social racing, camping or campfires
2. What to bring?
You’ll be emailed a packing list the Thursday before the trip. As a guide, you’ll need comfortable clothes including a jumper (fleece is ideal), a rain jacket, a hat and sunnies and sturdy shoes (runners or cross trainers are fine, you don’t need hiking boots).
3. What if I don’t have that gear?
There’s not a lot you need but if you don’t have anything I mentioned (especially a decent rain jacket), just send me an email and I can bring a spare for you.
4. What if it’s raining?
It adds to the adventure! If we had a choice, we might not choose rain, but you’d be surprised what it adds to a trip. It can make rugged coastlines atmospheric, bond the group together, or make the experience even more memorable in contrast to being stuck indoors. With the right attitude, rain won’t dampen the day. The only exception is if the weather is so bad it would be dangerous in which case we will either change to a different trip or cancel (hardly ever!). We will let you know ASAP if that happens.