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What to Bring - Guided

- Canoeing clothing – layers of clothing that you can easily add and remove. No jeans

- Camping clothing and equipment

- Swim wear

- Complete change of warm clothes

- Shorts

- Towel

- 2-3 x Polypropylene or woollen tops

- Spare light weight top (fleece and wool preferably)

- Sun hat / warm hat

- Warm socks

- Waterproof light weight jacket or Parker

 - Beanie (depending on season)

- Wind-proof leggings (optional)

- Shoes suitable for canoeing in, and a separate pair for at the camp-sites. Please note, jandles, thongs, and flip flops are not suitable for this trip.

- Track suit or poly-pro pants (not jeans or cotton)

- Sleeping bag / sleeping mat

- Wetsuit (optional for colder months)

- Lightweight gloves for warmth or blisters

- Water bottle

- Basic toiletries (no soap in river)

- Spare plastic bags – for clothing and rubbish

- Sun glasses with strap

- Insect repellent/ Sunscreen

- Small camera – carried in waterproof box (we don’t recommend paddling with any expensive electronics)

- Small pillow (optional)

Please note, there are rain water tanks at every DOC camp-site approximately every two hours along the river.
DOC do advise that you boil or filter the water.

It is good outdoor practise to bring plenty of water with you.

 

What to Bring - Unguided

- Pots, pans, and eating utensils, can opener as well as dish washing material and tea towels

- Matches or lighter and a gas cooker

- Enough food for the whole trip and for an extra day

- Snacks and nibbles for in between meals

- Toilet paper

- Torch / batteries/headlamp

- Tent

- Canoeing clothing – layers of clothing that you can easily add and remove. No jeans

- Camping clothing and equipment

- Swim wear

- Complete change of warm clothes

- Shorts

- Towel

- 2-3 x Polypropylene or woollen tops

- Spare light weight top (fleece and wool preferably)

- Sun hat / warm hat

- Warm socks

- Waterproof light weight jacket or Parker

 - Beanie (depending on season)

- Wind-proof leggings (optional)

- Shoes suitable for canoeing in, and a separate pair for at the camp-sites. Please note, jandles, thongs, and flip flops are not suitable for this trip.

- Track suit or poly-pro pants (not jeans or cotton)

- Sleeping bag / sleeping mat

- Wetsuit (optional for colder months)

- Lightweight gloves for warmth or blisters

- Water bottle

- Basic toiletries (no soap in river)

- Spare plastic bags – for clothing and rubbish

- Sun glasses with strap

- Insect repellent/ Sunscreen

- Small camera – carried in waterproof box (we don’t recommend paddling with any expensive electronics)

- Small pillow (optional)

Please note, there are rain water tanks at every DOC camp-site approximately every two hours along the river.
DOC do advise that you boil or filter the water.

It is good outdoor practise to bring plenty of water with you.

 

 

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