Holiday Program

 Holiday Program:

Things to do for Kids

  • Experience Kayaking
  • Learn to Kayak children’s program
  • Kayak Adventure Paddles for kids.

(see below for more details)

Learning to Sea Kayak is Fun

Learning to Kayak is Fun

Experience Kayaking (family):

Rate: $45.00 per person – min number 4  (click here to book this activity)

Daily; Available most days depending on our tour schedule

One hour kayak experience program for kids/families. Have fun playing in our kayaks for an hour or so and find out how much adventure kayaking can offer. Bring along your best water blaster or use one of ours to win an epic sea battle or just go for a quiet paddle along the creek. Sessions are supervised by a School of Yak Instructor.

Conducted for groups of four or more only. Offered on Lake Macquarie or Newcastle Harbour depending on your location.

Please contact us directly to book into the Experience Kayaking program.

Learning to Capsize and Recover a Kayak

Learning to Capsize and Recover a Kayak – School Holiday Program

 School Holiday Learn to Kayak Safely – Skills Program for Children:

Program Duration: 2 Half Day sessions

Rate: $140.00 per child + $15.00 for the Australian Canoeing Certificate if required (click here to book this activity)

Dates: Christmas Holiday Two Day Program – please contact us directly for time/date possibilities.

Session Times:

  • Morning;  8.30 am > 12.30 pm daily
  • Afternoon; 1.30 pm > 5.30 pm daily

The School of Yak Learn to Kayak Programs are a great introduction to kayaking and a fun way for children to learn water safety when paddling. Our program will cover all the basic paddling skills needed to get started. The in-depth program will cover paddling techniques, kayak selection, short trip planning and preparation, emergency situations, capsize recovery techniques, safety on the water when paddling in a group. The course includes an age appropriate kayak journey on the final day to put all your new skills into practise. Our holiday program will be taught by an experienced Australian Canoeing Accredited Instructor with current Australian Working with Children approval. Successful participants will receive an Australian Canoeing Basic Skills Award certificate. 

The next School Holiday program will begin in the current holiday period, you can pre-book your child into the program anytime.

Program Cost includes kayak and all safety gear needed to participate each day.

We can also tailor a program to suit your requirements anytime of the year.

Target Age Group: 12 years and above works best but we will consider younger ages. Similar age groups will be kept together wherever possible.

Location: Lake Macquarie – Cockle Bay/Marmong Cove, Valentine area, dependent on prevailing weather conditions at the time.

Bookings are essential; we have a maximum class size of 8 paddlers per session.The School of Yak Holiday Program is suitable for beginners or experienced youth paddlers.

Things to do for kids in the hunter region

Children’s Holiday Program – adventure kayak journey in the Myall Lakes National Park

Kayak Adventure Paddles for Kids:

School holiday activity for children; available most days depending on our schedule.


  • $45.00 per child 2 hour explorer
  • $65.00 per child half day
  • $85.00 per child full day

(click here to book this activity)

(min 2 participants are required for the paddle to go ahead)

Age range: Suitable for 10 yrs and above

Our children’s holiday paddle adventure is completely adaptable to suit the age and experience of the youth involved. With no fixed plan the paddle journey can be as short as a few klms or as long as 15 klms it’s up to the participants to decide their own adventure. Our journey can be along any of the usual School of Yak tour routes. We always include at least one water fight (water blasters provided) and often stop of for a bit of swimming along the shoreline. Half day adventure paddles include morning/afternoon tea and the full day paddle includes lunch.