Destination: Glenelg River, Victoria
Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Disciplines: Canoeing and hiking
In the far south-west of Victoria lies the Great South West Walk. With a maximum group size of 12 women, we journey on and off this trail as we follow the picturesque Lower Glenelg River. We split our time, hiking trails in the tree-covered bush and paddling around wide open river bends.
We teach initial paddling skills on the first day and build upon these over the 5 days, leaving you with canoe confidence and competency. This trip is ideal for beginners or people who like some time to relax in the afternoon. There will always be time for a self-guided walk arranged by your guide. Time in camp is all yours. Relaxing in your tent, on a yoga mat, or scrolling through one of our books on the area.
Previous guests have been wowed by the birdlife, greenery and lack of crowds.
What to Expect
Day 1: Car pool to the meeting point for lunch and a journey briefing. In the afternoon, we introduce you to the canoes and the Glenelg River, as we paddle towards our first picturesque campsite about 3.2km away.
Day 2: Today we'll cruise downstream for about 8.5km to our next campsite. For lunch, we dock the canoes and stretch our legs exploring the native bush.
Day 3: Winding our way a further 9.6km down the river, we find our pace exploring the spectacular river bank on route to camp. If you haven’t already, today you will fall in love with the peacefulness of the Glenelg.
Day 4: In the morning, we paddle only 2.6km to camp. After lunch, we’re back on foot, we have a spectacular hike on top of the limestone cliffs that hug the river banks. It’s a spectacular way to finish the journey, looking down on the waters that have hosted us for the past 4 days.
Day 5: This morning, we will make our way back 4.5km to Sapling Creek and shuttle everyone back to their cars. We send you off with a snack pack to help you on your journey home.
You will work for your supper but with minimal strain on your body - light packs, downstream paddling and friendly hiking terrain. We leave plenty of time to reach camp, so distances are physically challenging but very obtainable. There will be additional walking options on offer for those keen for more.
We've had ladies in their early 30s up-to their late-60s loving these trips, so if you’re a golfer, occasional gym goer or you do yoga once a week, this is the trip for you. Still unsure? Get in touch and we can talk it over.
Health & Wellbeing
The food is cooked fresh, plant-based and organic (where possible). Menu collaborated with our knowledge of what keeps well in the bush and our nutritionist's expert advice.
In camp, you will have access to yoga mats, a foam roller and suggested sequences. Our days are active, canoeing or hiking. With small packs and plenty of rests, you will end the day feeling good.
All Women of Wander journeys include nutritious food, comfortable camping equipment and an experienced guide. Below is a list of inclusions specific to this journey.
Maximum group size of 12
5 x days of guided hiking and canoeing
4 x Parks Victoria campsite fees
All meals (4 x breakfast, 4 x lunch, 4 x dinner & snacks)
5 x days of canoe hire
Tent (2 person), sleeping mat, sleeping bag & crockery
Parks Victoria trail fees
What People Say
“Despite being assured to the contrary by Cass (WoW), I was worried that I wasn't fit enough to last the journey.
Once we started, I instantly felt at ease. Our packs were light, the women supportive and the distances felt challenging but well within my capabilities. By the end of the trip, I didn't want it to end. I'll be back for sure."
— Robyn Foley
Date & Price
4 - 8 November 2022 (Sold out)
14 - 18 November 2022
22 - 26 November 2022 (Sold out)
12 - 16 December 2022 (Sold out)
27 - 31 March 2023
Cost: $1,399 per person
- single supplement: $75 (own tent)
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