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“Night Canoeing”

Pemberton Hiking and Canoeing
Moscow, Russia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Night Canoeing”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I had contacted Andy by email before my arrival in Oz and he was prompt and helpful in reply. My 13yr old son and I decided to try a night canoe trip. Andy met us at the river where we were camping and was immediately energetic and entertaining. We set off upstream with Andy continuously informing us about the local flora and fauna and settlement history. The paddling was sedate and relaxing.
Once we had reached a fallen Karri tree we turned and headed back downstream, stopping en route for supper. Avocados from his garden, lovely cheeses, crackers etc were rounded off by fresh coffee, milo and a delicious homemade cake, the remains of which we took home with us.
After supper we continued downstream as darkness fell and switched on our spotlights to search for critters in the trees and river. This was great fun, with marron and perch clearly visible under the surface and water spiders crawling on top. Black cockatoos flew squabbling overhead, kookaburras laughed at our technique and, having negotiated some gentle rapids, we settled in a lower pool to enjoy the wonders of a star-filled sky and rising moon.
It is hard to imagine a better guide than Andy. He is thoroughly endearing and amusing and we felt safe and comfortable at all times.
Others who had originally organised the trip failed to turn up (please don't do this, he is a one man operator) but Andy refused my offer of paying for the usual minimum of 2 adults, so we had a personal guide at a bargain cost, and he even drove us back to our campsite to save us the walk home!
All of the offered hikes and trips sound great, and when next in the area we plan on taking a few days' hike for a real getaway experience.
I could not recommend Andy any higher. He is a fount of facts and tales and a truly good bloke.

Thanks again, Andy.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable, any age, any ability”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We joined Andy for a morning canoeing on the Warren River in high summer. There was a mixed group of 8 of us on the day ranging from 9 years upwards. Andy was an excellent host and guide, providing a relaxed morning out including an excellent morning tea that was very appreciated.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Sweet Weekend Activity”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Me and the girlfriend went on this as something to do on our romantic weekend away from the big smoke. Exactly what we wanted - good time length, great value and Andy was a great bloke. Definitely recommended

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank John C
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Pemberton, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pristine Rivers and Cheeky Guide”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

The cool shady river banks of the Warren River were a welcome respite from the summer heat. Wonderfully cool and serine. Andy the guide is a mine of information about the local history, flora and fauna and kept everyone laughing along the way. The canoes meandered down the river at an easy pace so no difficulty for small children or lack of fitness level. Highly recommended

Visited January 2012
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Nikko, Japan
1 review
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Myself and some friends went canoeing with Andy at the start of last summer. It was amazing; beautiful river, great company and tasty cake. We did the half day tour and learnt so much, Andy provides a very relaxed tour with a plenty of info if wanted. Really a highlight of our trip.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Pat M
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