Middle Harbour is a stunning scenic waterway, which is still part of Sydney Harbour. It is a lot quieter than our main launch location in Lavender Bay with a little less traffic and a lot more green, offering scenic bays and a tranquil paddle that you’d expect to find a few hours out of the city. It’s difficult to believe sometimes that we are just a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD.
Meeting at midday, we paddle from from Tunks Park up to the end of Long Bay, Mosman, and around to The Spit Bridge. We follow the beautiful harbour around the bays, hugging the shoreline up towards Clontarf beach, where we pull up and enjoy fish and chips and a drink at Clonny’s.
Clonny’s is a stunning café/restaurant on the beach, overlooking Middle Harbour, run by a local family, who offer tasty fish and chips and exceptional customer service. After lunch, there is time to relax and enjoy the sun, coffee and refreshments, before getting back in our kayaks and making our way back through the bays towards Tunks Park.
The paddle to and from Clontarf beach is around 50-60 minutes, each way, giving us plenty of time to float along and explore some of the secluded bays, only accessible by boat. Enjoy a relaxing lunch with your fellow kayakers and finish off with a coffee in one of our eco friendly reusable coffee cups, that fit into a coffee cup holder on your kayak, if you’re wanting to savour it for the journey back.
Absorb some vitamin D and enjoy the fresh air, whilst taking in the beauty of Middle Harbour. Enjoy the experience with friends or come along and meet new people. We have 9 single kayaks available for this paddle, making it sociable, yet personable.
Cost: It is $145 per adult
$85 for children aged 7-12
Our kayaks are stable, comfortable, sit-inside Grifinn kayaks, suitable for this length of tour. It is advisable that you have kayaked before, even just a couple of times. Training is provided during our pre-tour paddle briefing, but a good base level of fitness is needed as this tour requires you to paddle for up to an hour in both directions.
What to bring/wear:
- Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. (From paddle splash)
- Wear thongs /kayaking shoes/flip flops.
- Sunscreen, sun glasses, hat and any other necessary sun protection, plus a windbreaker jacket in case of a cooler breeze.
- A towel to dry off after the paddle. (In case of paddle splash)
- A change of clothes for after the paddle.
- Plenty of drinking water.
- A dry bag or secure key box is provided for your car keys.
- Current launch location is Tunks Park Boat Ramp, Brothers Avenue, Cammeray.
What’s included in the tour:
- All equipment hire, including a single sit-inside Grifinn Kayak, paddle and life-jacket.
- Fish and chips for lunch, from Clonny’s on Clontarf
- A fresh, hot coffee and refreshments after lunch
- A dry bag for your phone, keys and camera.
- Photos of you on the tour, taken by your Guide, sent after the tour
- An experienced and friendly Kayak Guide to safely guide you to the coffee shop and back.
- An exclusive, small group tour of just 10 people, including your Guide.
This tour departs from Tunks Park boat ramp on Brothers Avenue, Cammeray. It is a gorgeous park and launch area, accessible by car or public transport. If coming by public transport, we recommend catching a bus from North Sydney train station to “Miller Street, before the Boulevard”, which is just before you go over the spectacular Northbridge bridge. Busses that go this way from North Sydney are the 207 and 202. It’s then a short walk down the boulevard towards Tunks Park. If coming from other locations, you can plan your trip here.
Otherwise, we highly recommend an Uber to the boat ramp. It should only take around 10 minutes from North Sydney station and shouldn’t cost any more than $13-$18.