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History Afloat Spencer to Popran


Peter Vaughan


Mangrove Creek, Gentlemans Halt, Popran Creek

time & date

8.30am - 1:30pm

Saturday 18 February 2023

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  • Morning Tea at Gentlemans Halt

  • Historical Storytelling about river tales and mystery

  • Launch at the meeting of the Hawkesbury River and Mangrove Creek.

  • Explore Popran Creek. BBQ lunch 

the event

Come and explore the incredible Hawkesbury landscape from a comfortable and easy to operate double sea kayak. Join us for a paddle along the smaller tributaries of the Hawkesbury River (Derrubin) only accessible by small craft. Launching from Spencer we glide into Mangrove lined Popran Creek to view the evidence of past settlement and on the way chance a glimpse of the local birdlife, including soaring sea eagles, pelicans and kingfishers. Visiting 'the Halt' we hear about early water transport - from indigenous bark canoes to sailing boats, steamers and the floating store boats. Double kayaks and all gear is provided. Morning tea at Gentlemans Halt and BBQ lunch on the waterfront. 

the guide

Peter Vaughan is an outdoor guide and adventure instructor interested in helping others to appreciate the outdoors and develop confidence in their own abilities. His primary interests are kayaking activities on rivers, lakes and the ocean. He also enjoys abseiling, hiking and leading groups into Tanzania and Mt Kilimanjaro. He has a background in teaching at secondary and tertiary levels and is particularly enthusiastic about programs that have mixed modes of travel which engage with the history and geography of exciting, new locations.  

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