PFD –> Paddle –> Spraydeck –> Safety briefing –> Adrenaline –> Launch!

Dipping a paddle in a lake, estuary or the ocean is a magic way to see parts of Australia from a different perspective.

Our double sea kayaks are stable, comfortable and easy to operate and have the capacity to carry camping gear/equipment for trips of up to four days duration. All safety gear is provided and most participants are amazed at how effortless paddling can be when using good technique!

The activities of fishing, bird-watching and camping can also be integrated with Sea Kayaking and we have access to several secluded locations to focus on these pursuits!

Out and About Adventures is also a National Training Provider (NTP) for Australian Canoeing Guide/Instructor qualifications and can provide training and assessment in canoe, kayak and sea kayaking activities upon request. 

DEPARTURE TIME Please ensure that you arrive for the session 15 minutes before the scheduled time with all gear to maximise activity time.
All necessary paddling equipment emergency communication devices
comprehensive first aid kit Professional instructor
A waterproof dry-bag will be provided to secure valuables such as car keys, wallets and cameras.
Swimmers/suitable clothing
Hat (preferably with a brim)
Windproof jacket
Enclosed footwear (may get wet) that will stay on if you capsize
1 litre of fluid to stay hydrated (minimum)
Any personal medication that may be needed (eg asthma puffer)


Mobile phones should be left on shore and those who bring cameras do so at their own risk.

Should you be unsure about the weather conditions and possible cancellation, or have any other questions, please contact Peter Vaughan Mobile- 0404 878 332

Newcastle Harbour


Wangi Wangi, Lake Macquarie


Sydney Harbour


Hawksbury River

May 17

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

No, just comfortable clothes

How do I find our meeting point?

Once booked, we’ll send you an information sheet with instructions on how to find us

Do I need a 4wd to get to the activity location?

No, most of the locations are on well maintained dirt roads

What is the minimum age limit of participants? 

8 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Are there toilets at the activity site?

Some operating sites have a toilet nearby, otherwise we will provide a toilet kit for participants to use in a bush location

Will I get wet?

We recommend you have a towel in your vehicle to use at the end of the trip. We will fit you with a spraydeck at the start to keep you warm and as dry as possible, and recommend you wear footwear that can get wet(booties, sandshoes, sandals)

Can I bring a camera /phone?

Definitely -but you do so at your own risk. We will be taking pictures to share with the group. We will use a water housing to protect our camera on the water.

Do you offer multi-day expeditions?

Yes this can be arranged at numerous sites in NSW and SE Qld.


Have a question that we haven’t answered here?

Send your query to us and we’ll be in touch

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 7 reviews
May 8, 2011

“Would like to thank compliment Peter for his easy going nature and efforts for our comfort.” (70 year old first time kayakers)

June 6, 2011

“Thank you so much for a great day. Perfect weather, that I’m sure you arranged ! I just loved it, and it has inspired me to head back to the gym, so next time will be able to exit the kayak with more style, and less sliding into the water. Hahaha! Thank you so much.”

January 20, 2012

“Peter is a fantastic sea kayak guide. His understanding of Moreton Bay enabled a safe, fun and educational experience for everyone, including our instructors.”

August 29, 2016

“Thanks for a great fun weekend Kayaking for my daughter & her Pathfinder Club. She had a fantastic time in a great location. Out and About Crew expertise & organisation & encouragement of the kids was outstanding. Highly recommend Peter & his team.”

February 5, 2018

What an awesome trip on Sydney Harbour- a full day’s kayaking, 3 bridges, great weather, great company, and a ‘Viking’ sail to catch the breezes on the way back. Peter and Dean have guiding downtown a fine art, making sure none of our merry band came a cropper with all the water craft on the Harbour. Some great photos and great memories. When’s the next one Peter? If you like kayaking or just being on the water, Out and About Adventures are the people to talk to

January 1, 2019

“Fantastic night out on the harbour! Peter made us all feel relaxed and comfortable and took us to places I had never seen in the harbour. Even Mother Nature changing our plans didn’t faze him and we had a memorable NYE”

January 23, 2020

Thank you Peter for a great day kayaking and exploring the Hawksbury river. Interesting places and history.

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