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Patonga Creek Placid

Patonga into Brisbane Water National Park and Return

The start of your experience is from the isolated fishing village of Patonga, nestled on the edge of Brisk Bay in the Lower Hawkesbury River/Broken Bay region. Meandering through the coastal heath forests and mangroves of Brisbane Water National Park, Patonga Creek offers you the opportunity to observe wetland birds in their natural habitat. Flocks of Ibis, Sea Eagles, White faced Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills and Pied Cormorants are regulars on this trip. Passing by beds of wild oysters (from which Patonga gets its name), you can take the opportunity to taste an "au natural" appetiser if you so desire.

Keep an eye out for one of the largest sea eagle nests on the coast, carefully watched over by the keen eyes of one of its inhabitants. Watch fish and stingrays dart about underneath you in the upper reaches and keep an eye out for the elusive koala up in the Grey Gums. After pausing for a relaxing lunch under the canopy of a sheltered rainforest gully or on a sandy bank, you glide down the creek back to the quiet village of Patonga.

Category: Sheltered Water Tours
Distance: Approximately 10 km return
Degree of Difficulty: All Welcome - best suits inexperienced paddlers & those looking to just get away, paddle easily and take it all in.

What to Bring

  • A Water Bottle, one litre in size.
  • Camera
  • Swim Suit & Towel & a change of clothes in case you get wet
  • Sun Hat and Sunscreen & Clothing to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Glasses
  • Footwear - suitable to get wet
  • A jumper in the cooler months


In most cases, rain does not present a problem. If in doubt, please call the office as early as you like on the morning of the tour. We reserve the right to alter the tour locations or lengths if safety or comfort issues dictate.

A minimum number of six adults are required, in most cases, for the tour to proceed and Ocean Planet reserves all rights to cancel or reschedule the activity if numbers do not meet the minimum requirements. The minimum age for participants is 7 years.

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E-mail us now to purchase or for further information at: info@kayaktours.com.au

Or contact us at:

Phone: (02) 4342 2222
Fax: (02) 4375 1195

69 Cooks Road
Peats Ridge NSW 2250

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