An adventure you'll never forget!

An adventure you'll never forget!"

An adventure you'll never forget!"

An adventure you'll never forget!"

An adventure you'll never forget!"

An adventure you'll never forget!"

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ABOUT US

Based on the Mid North Coast near Coffs Harbour, NSW, Bellingen Canoe Adventures offers canoe trips to all ages, from beginners to the more advanced!

  • Single, double or triple canoe/kayaks. Comfortable, stable, flat bottomed ….you won’t fall out ! They even have footrests and backrests for your comfort.
  • Fantastic way to observe the rich ecosystems and wildlife, flora and fauna and the aquatic culture unique to the Bellinger River.
  • Open 7 days including Public Holidays – rain, hail or shine!
  • Bookings are essential (via phone or email).

“Fun day out with the family” Great day out with Dan. Canoes were easy to balance and manage. Plenty of wildlife to see including water dragons, a python AND a koala. Watching the cows cross the river was also a highlight. Afternoon tea of croissants AND fresh fruit was also wonderful.

Murray H
JANUARY 5, 2015

What we offer

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Based in the Mid North Coast near Coffs Harbour, NSW, Bellingen Canoe Adventures offers canoe trips to all ages, from beginners to the more advanced!

  • Single, double or triple canoes
  • Life Jackets to fit all ages and sizes. (Special lifejackets for children under 5 yrs of age)
  • Detailed river map provided showing where to paddle, what to see, where to swim, picnic spots and the various flora and fauna to watch out for.
  • Paddling to Bellingen, Raleigh Winery or Mylestom – Transport provided FOC

TIME
1 hour
2 hours
Half Day (up to 4 hrs)
Full Day (up to 8 hrs)

ADULT
$15*
$25*
$35*
$50*

CHILD
$10**
$15**
$20**
$30**

*Per adult. **Per Child, 12 years and under  For a Half Day or Full Day Hire, we suggest to take a picnic, bathers and other provisions so that the day can be enjoyed, stopping along the banks. See our Requirements page for details of other things to bring.

yep ! that’s with one of our fun, experienced and knowledgeable tour guides!

FLATWATER GUIDED TOUR
Half Day Guided Tour

$48 per person
$32 per child (12 years and under)

  • Wildlife Wonderland – dolphins, koalas, egrets, eagles, jumping fish and even swimming cows
  • Easy paddling discovering estuaries and billabongs
  • Swimming holes
  • Relive the history of the Bellinger
  • Light refreshments served after the tour

RIDE THE RAPIDS GUIDED TOUR
Full Day Guided Tour (Rapids)
$90 pp / $65 per child (12 years + under)

Half Day Guided Tour (Rapids)
$65 pp / $40 per child (12 years + under)

(All Rapid Tours depend on water levels of the river)             

  • Breathtaking scenery with lush rainforests in the Thora Valley
  • Gentle flowing Grade 1 + 2 rapids
  • Wildlife Wonderland – turtles, platypus
  • Swim in crystal clear waterholes
  • Gourmet Lunch (Full Day only)
  • Self Guide in the afternoon (Full Day only)

SUNSET TOUR
$25 adult
$20 child (12 yrs and under)

  • Tour length – 1 hour
  • Paddling at twilight hours
  • Wonderland of wildlife migrating before the end of the daylight hours
  • Watch the light fade over ‘Nungali’ and hear the Aboriginal story of the protector of the valley
  • Glass of Champagne or juice at the end of the tour to toast another beautiful day !

FULLMOON*
OR
NIGHT TIME TOUR

$25 adult
$20 child (12 yrs and under)

  • Tour length – 1 hour
  • Paddling under the ambient moonlit sky
  • Experienced Guide will point out the various constellations + watch for shooting stars and satellite
  • Hear the nocturnal calls from the wildlife
  • Glass of Champagne or juice at the end of the tour to toast another beautiful day! Hot Chocolate available in winter.
  • ** Check our FullMoon Dates

** Check our FullMoon Dates

** For groups with 4 or more people, we can organize a Nighttime Tour, especially for you! Check to see if it is a quarter moon, half moon or black moon. We can organize a birthday party / work event or just a gathering !!!

 STAFF CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Fun on the river – $48 adult / $32 child (12 yrs and under)

  • BBQ hamburger lunch add $10 pp
  • Gourmet BBQ Lunch (Yes, it is a WOW factor) add $22pp
  • Transport available – add $10 pp pickup and drop off from Coffs Harbour

CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES
$15 adult / $15 child (12 yrs and under)

1½ hours Guided Tour– learn how to paddle, discover the Bellinger River, go for a swim and play games – Tug-of-war, Playing Tag, Treasure Hunts, on the river.

BYO food, use of BBQ and BBQ area available.

**Transport available – $10 pp pickup and drop off from Coffs Harbour**

Who has had their Xmas parties with BELLINGEN CANOE ADVENTURES……

  • Artisti
  • Bellingen Swim Club
  • Flame Tree Ecological Consulting
  • Bellingen Solar
  • LJ Hooker Commercial Coffs Harbour
  • Toyota Coffs Harbour
  • HQB
  • Coffs Harbour Base Hospital
  • Anglicare North Coast
  • No.2 Oak Street
  • Old Butter Factory
  • Telstra Coffs Harbour
  • Bellingen Primary School
  • Bellingen High School

Fantastic School Programs

We have educational courses to suit your individual class programs, designed in conjunction with the requirements of the DSE Science & Technology, HSIE , Mathematics, Sport and PDHPE . We are happy to work with you to individualize these activities to suit the needs of your students and the Teachers’ Programs.

Please see below for some possible options.

OPTION 1: 1/2 DAY CANOEING $20 per student
OPTION 2: 1/2 DAY CANOEING with BBQ Lunch $25 per student

  • Included in all school based activities are the teaching of
  • Safety on the river – self rescue
  • Forward Paddling
  • Back Paddling
  • Directional Paddling
  • Emptying water out of the canoe
  • Streamline Paddling ie maximum gain for minimum effort
  • Draw Stroke

We also offer fun activities to choose from (Sport. PASS + PDHPE)

  • Canoeing Races
  • Canoeing Slalom races

Both of these are based on strength, agility and use of paddles

  • Limbo Canoeing
  • Swimming

Games

  • Tug-of-war
  • Playing Tag
  • Treasure Hunts

Tug-of-war, Playing Tag, Treasure Hunts

  

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and get a quote.

BELLINGEN CANOE ADVENTURES has schools visit for weekly sports, full day excursions + overnight stays.

These schools include……………..

  • Bellingen High School
  • Chrysalis Steiner School
  • John Paul College
  • Gunnadah High
  • North Sydney High School
  • Tamworth Memorial Agricultural High School
  • Philadelphia Church Of God
  • German International School
  • Armidale Steiner School
  • Nimbin Steiner School
  • Bellingen Vacation Care
  • OOSH PCYC
  • OOSH FunFactory
  • OOSH Woolgoolga
  • OOSH Korora
  • Bishop Druitt College
  • Scots Head Primary School
  • St.Mary’s Bowraville
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What to Bring

Canoeing is great fun, but it’s best to be prepared… bring along:

  • Towel
  • Bathers/Swimsuit
  • Hat/Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water (but you can opt to buy cold water or other drinks at Bellingen Canoe Adventures)
  • Shoes (they may get wet)
  • Yourself!

If you have a snazzy camera, Bellingen Canoe Adventures have dry bags to purchase.You can also put your mobile and car keys in to keep them safe and dry.

LOCATE US

Situated at 4 Tyson Street Fernmount, Bellingen Canoe Adventures is centrally located –

  • just a 25 minute drive from Dorrigo,Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads
  • and a 5 minute drive from Bellingen.

From Bellingen, head east along waterfall way for 5 minutes. Arriving at Fernmount, slow down to a 70km zone and turn left into Tyson St.

From Coffs Harbour or Nambucca Heads, take the turnoff for Waterfall Way from the Pacific Highway (signs also say turnoff for Armidale and Bellingen), drive for approximately 5 minutes until you get to a 70km zone and you’ve reached Fernmount. Take the first street on the right (Tyson St) and you’ve found us! 

From Dorrigo, Fernmount is approximately 5 minutes drive out of Bellingen on Waterfall Way. Once you get to the 70km zone you’re in Fernmount, take the second street on the left – Tyson Street. 

PLEASE PARK UNDER THE BELLINGEN CANOE ADVENTURES parking board. 4 cars maximum.

Make a booking

To make a booking select from the options below. Once you have made your selections you will be taken off to paypal to finalise payment for your booking.

Canoe Hire Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Canoe Adventures

Waterways Licence no.HD0457
4 Tyson Street, Fernmount via Bellingen, NSW
e : info@canoeadventures.com.au
P : 02 6655 9955