For the less experienced or those wanting gentler exercise, paddle to a bush campsite along Berowra Creek near Crosslands exploring Crosslands and Scotts Creek as you go. With spectacular parks to the east, the Berowra Valley Regional Park to the west, and the mighty Hawkesbury River to the north, Berowra Waters is Sydney at its natural bushland and aquatic best. Watch out for all the wildlife you can encounter close up and personal. This will involve bush toileting using a trowel so a good idea to practise this before you come to Jamboree. This trip may still involve some paddling against the tide so you need to be reasonably fit.
Level: Medium – Some kayaking experience would be helpful
Equipment needed: 5 -6 Dry bags to store gear (one needs to be large enough for sleeping bag); larger bag (eg plastic storage bag) to carry dry bags to and from jamboree site, headlamp or torch, aqua shoes, whistle, rash vest or long sleeved shirt, board shorts or similar, waterproof case for phone or camera if bringing it, small trowel or scoop for toileting
Skills required: Trefoil 2 Canoe / Kayaking or equivalent experience. Ability to swim 50 metres with a lifejacket
Extra Cost: $0