Primal Pittwater Adventure

Primal Pittwater Adventure

Join us for a sublime Pittwater adventure!

This is a private trip and not for individual bookings

Come and join us for our Primal Pittwater Adventure for girls and boys in Years 7 , 8 & 9. This adventure has been created with your needs in mind to have an incredible experience with your friends from school. 

You will be heading to the sublime Pittwater area in northern Sydney for an incredible immersive experience over four days and three nights. You will go stand-up paddleboarding, enjoy yoga classes, explore aboriginal rock art and enjoy a campfire each night under the stars amongst many other things. You will be staying for three nights at Pittwater YHA, tucked away in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with expansive views and excellent facilities. We have exclusive use of the YHA for the duration of our stay. Activities will be led by the incredibly talented guides from Pittwater Eco Adventures.

It is also an opportunity to enhance your awareness on the importance of protecting and preserving our natural environment through hands-on interpretive activities. A nurturing and supportive environment will be established and maintained throughout the camp, so that all girls feel safe and secure within themselves and with each other.  You will return feeling peaceful and contented with friendships strengthened, having learnt a diverse range of skills, and created lasting memories.

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Primal Pittwater Adventure

4 days

Group Size 24

Trek Grading Moderate

Trip Dates

2-5th Aug 2021

private trip

8-11th Nov 2021

Private trip

$875 per person

$100 deposit to secure your place

Overview

Activities

Stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, environmental awareness, exploring aboriginal art sites & so much more…

Food

All meals & snacks during the camp, including any dietary requirements.

Age

Year 7, 8 & 9 co-ed

Group Size

Maximum of 24 students

Leaders

1 Senior Primal Adventures Leader, 2 Activity Specialists from Pittwater Eco Adventures.

All leaders will stay with the group for the duration of the camp. 

Timing

  • Drop off at 8.30am on Day 1 outside school 
  • Pick up at 3.30pm on Day 4 outside school

Must register for the entire 4 day program – Partial program not possible 

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Adventure Plan

Over four days you will explore the area by SUP and kayak, become re-invigorated by hiking through the beautiful Pittwater bushland, discover pristine aboriginal rock art sites, and much more.

You will return feeling peaceful and contented with new friendships forged, having learnt a diverse range of skills, and created memories to last a lifetime. 

SUP

You will discover deserted beaches and crystal clear water as you learn or refine your stand-up paddle boarding techniques. No previous experience necessary! 

Kayaking

Adventure further in double and single kayaks, to explore and discover this unique waterway. 

Hiking & Exploring

The peaceful surrounds of Pittwater is the ideal location to explore the native bushland in the area. You will be guided by experienced guides to discover the unique flora and fauna species. 

Yoga and stretching

You will be guided by an experienced yoga teacher who caters to all levels of experience to set yourself up for an incredible day ahead. 

Discover aboriginal art

You will visit some of the many significant aboriginal sites in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park including Red Hands Cave, which is an important site for the Guringai people. 

Environmental interpretation and beach clean-up

Your guides will involve you in learning about the natural surrounds of this beautiful place.  You will also be offering service to the environment by participating in a beach clean up. It may surprise you how much of an impact human consumption has on our beaches and marine life! 

Experiential games and activities

You will discover how to harness effective team work and communication through play. We embed the experiential learning cycle in games and activities as a way for each individual to better understand their role in different situations. 

Pittwater YHA

Stay for the three nights in the delightful Pittwater YHA. You’ll stay in single-sex shared dormitory-style rooms, eat delicious and nutritious food, and relax around the campfire each evening. There will be close overnight supervision to ensure all kids are well-slept and prepared for the following days activities. 

Program Timetable

This program is prepared with flexibility so we can adapt it according to wind and weather conditions. The program will contain all the elements noted below, but they may be sequenced slightly differently to create the best experience for you and the group on the day. 

Day of Camp
Activity & Location
Details
Day 1 

Mini-bus to Church Point 

Starting in Randwick, you will meander your way towards Pittwater in a private mini-bus

 

Adventure SUP to Lovett Bay

Learn safety and effective techniques first, then you will head off on your SUP adventure to beautiful Lovett Bay. Your gear will be transported in a water taxi. 

 

Lunch and waterfall exploration

A delicious lunch awaits after exploring the waterfall at Lovett Bay

  SUP to Morning Bay

Discover the local environment and clean up the beach prior to continuing your SUP adventure to Pittwater YHA at Morning Bay

 

Dinner & campfire

A delicious healthy dinner will be prepared for you while you take in the surrounds. It’s then time to chill out by the campfire, and maybe even toast some marshmallows!

Day 2
Breakfast and yoga

A guided yoga and stretch session to start the day, followed by a delicious breakfast 

  Kayak to The Basin

Paddle around Pittwater to the popular and protected area of The Basin

  Explore aboriginal sites

Head into the bush to discover cultural treasures that tell of the spiritual connection of the Guringai people to the land here

  Beach clean up and return kayak

Clean up the local habitat and learn more about how to respect our marine environment before a blissful return paddle to Morning Bay

 

Dinner & campfire

Another yummy dinner will be prepared for you while you take time to relax by the campfire 

Day 3
Breakfast and yoga

Continue your peaceful routine with guided yoga followed by a delicious breakfast 

  Hike to Cowan Creek

Hike through pristine bushland from your accommodation to spectacular Cowan Creek. You will be guided along spectacular trails to hidden beaches that are seen only by a lucky few. 

  Art and Craft

When you return to the hostel, you will be provided with some ideas and materials to create a special gift to take home 

  Games night

A range of fun and invigorating games and activities will be facilitated by your leaders to ensure that your final night in this beautiful place is memorable. 

Day 4
Breakfast and yoga

Your final morning of guided yoga followed by a delicious breakfast 

  SUP to Church Point

Finish the aquatic journey with a paddle back to Church Point

  Lunch and final debrief

Reflect on the journey as you are guided though a process to assimilate what you have discovered during the adventure 

  Return 

Head back home by private mini-bus for a 4.30pm pick up

  • Pick-up and drop-off on first and last day at Randwick in Private Landcruiser and Mini Bus (other pick up locations also possible by prior arrangement)
  • All meals during camp. Healthy, fresh food, all dietary requirements catered for
  • All daily activities led by qualified & experienced guides (see further details regarding qualifications & experience)
  • Activity specialists for SUP, kayaking and yoga
  • All equipment for activities – Kayaks, SUP’s, PFD’s, maps, compasses
  • National Parks Permits
  • Accommodation at Pittwater YHA (sleeping bags not included)
  • All first aid and safety equipment including Satellite phone and Garmin InReach
  • Public liability insurance
  • We pick up and drop off in Randwick. We may be able to pick-up in other locations with prior arrangement

    Drop off Day 1

    8.30am School

    Pick up Day 4

    3.30pm School

    This trip is suitable for girls and boys currently in school Years 7, 8 & 9, 12-15 years old.
    Accommodation is at the Pittwater YHA. We have hired out the whole YHA for exclusive use. Girls will stay in shared dormitory-style rooms. it is a 15 minute walk from the water to the YHA, so your gear will need to be in a backpack.
    This trip will be led by a Senior Primal Adventures Guide who has current Qualifications and Certifications including Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Working with Children Check, Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation. All activities will be led by two specialist leaders from Pittwater Eco Adventures, who will also remain with the group for the entire trip. Helen Cooper, owner of Primal Adventures will accompany the group to the start and finish at McCarrs Creek Reserve, as well as providing back-up support for the duration of the trip.
    This trip is suitable for people with an average fitness level. We will be participating in activities for much of each day, so the higher their level of fitness, the more enjoyable the experience will be. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns.

    What to wear each day

  • Long pants or shorts
  • T-shirt (no singlet tops)
  • Runners/trainers

    * No jeans

    What to bring in daypack

  • Raincoat
  • Warm jumper/fleece
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Small personal hand sanitiser
  • Water bottle
  • Water shoes (Old runners or sandals that can get wet)
  • Pack towel
  • Spare set of clothes – for if you get wet
  • Any medication with name & details (give to Guides)

    Sleeping gear in backpack or duffle bag

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Swimmers
  • Rashie
  • Warm clothes & socks for evening – trakkies or similar
  • Light long sleeve top and pants for morning/evening mozzie protection
  • PJ’s
  • Headtorch
  • Minimal toiletries – Toothbrush/toothpaste, brush, deodorant, sanitary products
  • 2 changes of clothes & underwear

    * Please label all personal gear

    * Please leave electronics including mobile phones at home

  • All meals & snacks are included in the price. The food is based on nutritious, healthy, wholefood recipes. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Please don’t bring extra lollies and snacks. We’ve got it covered.
    Please see page footer for detailed Terms & Booking conditions. Additional Booking Condition for Primal Kids Adventures – $100 deposit only fully refundable if the trip is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. If cancellation occurs due to any other reason, standard cancellation conditions apply.

    You will be required to complete the Primal Kids Medical and Consent form prior to the trip

     

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