Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure
7th October - 14th October 2021
7 days, 7 nights
Yoga each day, 5 Class 6 Restricted Canyons + Mt Bruce Hike
Abseiling and Climbing
Paddling and Travelling through the awe inspiring and stunning geology that has been shaped by nature over billions of years.
7 Dinners, 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, Morning Tea and Snacks
Deluxe Eco Tent with Ensuite (twin share or king bed for couples)
Free Abseil & Climbing Training Session in Perth included
Return Transport: Newman Airport - Karijini Eco Retreat*
All Transport within Karijini National Park
Flights/Transport to Karijini not included
Are you bored and in need of a circuit breaker from everyday life?
Do you like to explore off the beaten path and avoid the crowds?
Are you longing for more expansive life experiences which allow you to go deep, explore and grow to your potential?
Or, do you just need an EPIC ADVENTURE to look forward to?
Well, you’re in luck because we have the perfect opportunity for you!
We are excited to be joining with Frieda from Frieda Yoga and Hiking for an Adventure of a Lifetime, to delve deep into the depths of the ancient Karijini Landscape. This majestic and rugged landscape, steeped in indigenous history, is located in the remote Pilbara Region of Western Australia, and harbours unique geological formations, flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet. The canyons we will be travelling through have been carved out by water over millions of years and expose some of the oldest rocks and fossils on earth. This often fragile environment, undergoes dramatic changes each wet season, as vast volumes of water cascade through the canyons. Be one of the few that have done all 5 parts of the class 6 restricted canyons back to back, add to this 6 non restricted canyons of spectacular beauty and a Mount Bruce Summit Hike, stunning red earth punctuated by yellows and greens, turquoise waters and magnificent sunsets and sunrises, and you have yourself a once in a lifetime adventure.
The Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure is the escape you’ve been craving to feel truly alive, exploring nature and self in the most stunning location possible!
You’ll be fully supported by expert guides to safely step outside your comfort zone, learn new skills and grow towards your full potential.
You’ll delight in new friendships with our small group of like-minded adventure buddies.
You’ll avoid the crowds and experience the most-beautiful secret spots in Karijini National Park, guided by expert tour leaders and a highly experienced Yoga Instructor.
You’ll paddle, abseil, hike and climb your way through gorges carved out by millions of years of water flow.
The locations we explore are just too beautiful to explain in words, or to be fully captured by camera. The benefits of this experience and the magic of these ancient landscapes simply need to be felt to truly be appreciated.
You’ll see unique geological formations, flora and fauna found nowhere else on the planet, all while exploring canyons only entered by a select few each year.
You’ll enjoy the contrasting colours of turquoise water cascading through stunning red rock formations, interspersed with patches of green trees. Looking up, you’ll see the steep sides of red rock give way to beautiful blue skies above.
… and that’s before we even talk about the amazing pastel tones of the epic sunrises and sunsets!
Between our adrenaline-filled adventures, we’ll relax and recover with mindful movement, juicy stretches, deep relaxation and carefully curated reflection exercises. Plus, we will get to know and support each other through the challenges and achievements of this amazing journey.
Let’s reconnect with what’s truly important in life; personal growth, meaningful connection with others, and appreciation for nature.
You don't need to be a canyoning or yoga expert to join us - all you need is a decent level of fitness and an adventurous spirit.
Beginners to yoga, hiking and canyoning are most welcome!
Turn up with an open mind, the gear on our carefully collated packing list and the rest is carefully planned and organised for you.
During your Adventure you’ll experience:
Three days of serious adventure abseiling, tubing, hiking, swimming and climbing your way through five of Karijini’s Class 6 Canyons, off limits to the general public, where you’ll explore diverse wilderness with breathtaking views.
Six nights of comfortable “glamping” in a gorgeous Deluxe Eco Tent with ensuite at the beautiful Karijini Eco Retreat, the only luxury accommodation in the National Park (which is otherwise booked out til mid 2021!) You’ll awake to the sounds of nature each morning and enjoy full views of the Milky Way, without pesky light pollution, before bed each night.
Daily yoga and meditation classes in a range of styles, so that our adventures are balanced out with the deep stretching and relaxation your body and mind need to recover and feel great.
Optional self-development exercises including journalling and conscious connection practices, so that you can maximise the opportunities presented by this magical experience and integrate the benefits back into everyday life.
A full day of abseiling, climbing and learning at Boya Quarry, just outside of Perth, on 28 February 2021 to fully prepare you so that you can make the most of your Karijini Experience.
Delicious and nutritious plant-based cuisine lovingly prepared for you for every meal, including delicious snacks, so you won’t go hungry, nor will you ever have to think about picking up a pot or pan yourself.
An amazing guided hike to the summit of Mount Bruce, Western Australia’s second tallest peak, where you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the exquisite beauty of the Pilbara region.
Meet your Guides
Frieda Orr (Owner of Frieda Yoga and Hiking)
Hey there, I’m Frieda, your friendly and fun yoga facilitator for this awesome adventure. I am super passionate about helping people just like you to live happier, healthier lives through yoga, evidence-based self development practices and spending quality time in nature. I have some fantastic classes and activities in store for this trip!
Don’t worry, it won’t be too serious and woo woo though - I’m not a preachy yoga teacher who tells you how things should feel or tells you definitively how the world works. Instead, I’ll help you to move your body safely while also encouraging you to be curious about any thoughts and feelings which come up. My classes are playful and beginner-friendly, and on this trip there’ll be a strong focus on the deep stretching your body will need to recover ready for the next adventure.
I have completed over 500 hours of formal yoga and meditation teacher training including training in hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, mindfulness-based stress reduction and vipassana meditation. I continue to learn as much as I can about the body and mind so that I can keep sharing the most effective practices and techniques with you.
Yoga has made a HUGE impact on my mental and physical wellbeing. I’ve gone through some pretty rough times over the years, including bouts of depression, anxiety, stress-induced insomnia, sciatic nerve pain, chronic tension and back pain. Eeek - No fun at all! Now, with a regular yoga practice, I stay (mostly) sane, strong and fit, ready to face whatever challenges life throws my way.
I haven’t always been a yoga teacher - believe it or not, my background is corporate law and commercial contract management. Pretty different hey! I get how busy and stressful life can be. I know just how hard it can be to find the time for self-care, let alone to organise what that looks like. I’ve been there. That’s why I LOVE to create experiences which help people in the same boat. My aim is to create experiences where you can simply turn up and go with the flow - I love taking care of the details so you don’t have to!
I would love to share my love of yoga, nature and adventure with you, so that you too can feel great inside and out.
Sven Borg (Owner of Spacechameleon Adventure Co)
Sven has been a passionate outdoor enthusiast since childhood and has been working in the outdoor adventure industry for a decade. He founded Spacechameleon Adventure Co in 2014. Sven's mission is to help you to learn new skills and have fun, while showcasing the best nature locations in Western Australia. However, don’t mistake Sven’s playful nature and great sense of humour for a lack of seriousness! If there is one thing that Sven prioritises above all else it is safety. From having the right equipment to training his guides and guests, Sven puts your safety first.
When you join the Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure you can trust that you’re putting yourself in the best hands possible. Sven has been leading groups through Karijini’s Class 6 canyons since 2013. At present, Sven is the only commercial operator running Class 6 Canyon tours.
Sven is a qualified and highly experienced canyon, abseiling, climbing, canoe and bushwalking guide with substantial experience facilitating group and team-building activities. He holds a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation, a Remote Area First Aid qualification, a Bronze Medallion with Royal Life Saving Australia and is a trained Lifeguard. Sven not only leads groups in the great outdoors himself, but he teaches others the operational and safety skills required to pursue a similar career path. He is a registered National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS) instructor and a Cert 4 Trainer and Assessor.
Sven’s experience working and playing in the outdoors has taken him to a diverse range of natural environments in Australia including New South Wales (primarily the Blue Mountains), Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and various remote locations in Western Australia. Sven first started guiding canyoning tours in 2011 in the Blue Mountains.
Sven is a passionate environmentalist and volunteers his time for a variety of organisations. Sven aims to minimise the company's impact on the environment, treading lightly on the earth with respect; leaving only footprints and taking only memories.
This itinerary may vary slightly depending on environmental circumstances, client needs, park closures and/or road conditions. We will potentially be running 2 groups of maximum 11 pax each, which will cross over. The days below indicate the cross overs.
Training Day 11th September 2021
Meet at Mountain Quarry, Boya.
Meet your new Yoga & Canyoning Adventure Crew.
Learn the ropes during a full day of abseiling, and climbing, including a 60m vertical cliff abseil
Learn all about Via Ferrata
This day is fully catered
DAY 1: October 7th
Travel, Arrival & Opening
Arrive at Newman Airport by 1305 where you will be picked up and driven to the Karijini Eco Retreat (or otherwise make your own way to the Eco Retreat if preferred).
Settle-in to your room
Opening Circle, yoga and swim at the stunning Joffre Gorge
Dinner and bed.
DAY 2 or 3
Knox, Red & Hancock Gorges
Your first Class 6 Canyoning Experience!
This fun-filled day includes a natural water slide, an abseil alongside a picturesque waterfall and a short hike into Wittenoom Gorge.
We’ll complete the day with an easeful yoga class and a delicious group dinner.
DAY 2 or 3
Dales Gorge & Circular Pool
Take a trip to the other end of Karijini National Park to view and swim in the world famous Circular Pool!
Hike the length of Dales Gorge, enjoying views of Fortescue Falls and a swim in the stunning Fern Pool.
Learn and practice mindfulness techniques in nature.
Take the time to get to know the group with a range of activities.
DAY 4 or 5
Another day of Class 6 Canyoning Adventures!
Features of this incredible canyoning experience include a thrilling water jump and a combination of hiking through the bottom of the gorge, interspersed with floating & paddling our way through numerous stunning pools and waterways along the way.
This is the biggest day we will do, and well worth it!! Not many have done this 6.5km gorge in its entirety.
DAY 4 or 5
Reflect & Rejuvenate
This is a day dedicated to resting, reflecting & connecting.
With two yoga practices, interesting self-development exercises and a relaxed swimming excursion, your body & mind will have a chance to relax and refresh, ready for your next adventure!
DAY 6 or 7
The last of our Class 6 Canyoning days will leave you with many lasting memories. Highlights include the via-ferrata along the rock terraces above the aptly named “Jade Pool” with its gorgeous blue-green waters and abseiling down a 45-metre waterfall.
An evening slow, stretchy yoga class will complete our day.
DAY 6 or 7
Mount Bruce Hike
We’ll have an early start to the morning to beat the heat and enjoy a special sunrise during our hike.
Mount Bruce is the second highest peak in Western Australia, and features interesting geometric rock formations, panoramic views of the surrounding stunning Pilbara landscape. We will watch the sunrise over the spinifex and snappy gum savannah. The golden hews, bright greens, crip whites and earthen reds unveiled as the sun rises and caresses this ancient landscape.
DAY 8: October 14th
Transport to Newman for flights out.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
7 nights accommodation at the Karijini Eco Resort
7-days of activities, including access to five Class 6 canyons over three days under the expert instruction of two qualified & specialist canyon guides.
Transport between Newman Airport and Karijini Eco Retreat at specified times
Highly qualified and experienced yoga instructor
All meals and snacks from dinner on the 7th October 2021 until breakfast on the 14th October 2021. All food will be plant based, as locally sourced and organic as possible, with minimal packaging (any non reusable packaging used will be recycled), in line with our efforts to minimise our environmental footprint, and to align with our ethical principles. All meals will be nourishing and plentiful. We will attempt to cater for dietary requirements.
Use of specialist canyoning and safety equipment including harnesses and floatation tubes and hand paddles
Use of high quality yoga props including Manduka yoga mats, cork blocks, organic cotton yoga blankets, bolsters and eye pillows
A full day of adventure and learning, abseiling and climbing at Boya Quarry on 28th February 2021
Flights to and from Newman
Transport between Newman Airport and Karijini Eco Retreat for any guests who choose to travel outside of the specified times*
Alcohol - wine and beer is available for purchase at guests additional cost at the Karijini Eco Retreat. However, guests are encouraged to minimise alcohol intake in order to maximise the benefits of this experience.
Clothing and footwear appropriate for canyoning (a recommended packing list will be provided to all guests after booking)
Deluxe Eco Tents with Ensuites, either twin share or king bed for couples:
• Own private ensuite bathroom
• Front and rear deck
• Spacious stylish interiors
• Two single beds OR king bed
• Quality bedding and linen (100% cotton sheets/brushed cotton blankets)
• Minimal power for low wattage applications (Charging camera battery/iPod)
• Solar power
• Grey water treatment
• Natural ventilation (No air-conditioner)
• Floor made from composite timber
• Flow showerheads & spring loaded taps
• Recycled toilet paper
• Use of natural products only
Super Early Bird: $4,490 per person (must be paid in full before the 31/5/2021)
Early Bird: $4,990 per person (must be paid in full before the 28/7/2021)
Regular Price: $5,490 per person (must be paid in full before the 15/8/2021)
The above pricing is based on twin share accommodation. If you would like an Eco-tent to yourself, we may only have one of these available depending on sales of our twin share bookings. To account for the cost of this tent and the loss of a potential extra participant, we need to charge a premium of $2,000 extra per pricing increment as listed above. Please call us to discuss this. We only have limited single tents available.
THE OTHER STUFF
*Clients need to organise and pay for flights to and from Newman Airport on the dates that the tours start and end. The times of these flights need to line up with the flight that we put our guide/s onto to take advantage of our shuttle to and from the Karijini Eco Retreat.
Flight times may vary due to uncertainty with COVID19 and Qantas flight schedules.
Current Flight Schedule
Perth - Newman: 7/10/2021, departing 1120
Newman - Perth: 14/10/2021, departing 0930
If you choose to book other flights, you will need to organise your own transport to and from the Karijini Eco Retreat.
If you are booking flights, we strongly advise that you wait to hear from us to ensure that this tour has met minimum numbers and will proceed. We will let you know as soon as possible, and no later than the closing dates for last payments listed above.
If you are driving, this is an AWESOME road trip. We are more than happy to chat to you about fantastic places to visit along the way, and we will see you at the Eco Retreat.
Please note that due to safety concerns surrounding the equipment, time constraints and in consideration for other non smoking guests, there is no smoking within the gorges whilst on our tours.
This tour is subject to our Yoga and Canyoning Adventure Terms and Conditions.
We genuinely feel we have done our best to keep the price as low as possible and in line, if not below, similar products within WA. We understand that flying to some parts of Asia might be cheaper, but things being set up as they are in WA, internal flights and associated costs are higher.
In the event of not meeting minimum numbers, we would issue a full refund.
If you have any questions, and/or to make your payment, please call us on
0423 182 663 or email us at
We look forward to hearing from you.
SEE YOU OUT THERE!!
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“Going on tour with Spacechameleon is definitely the way to immerse in the true beauty and rawness of Karijini. Having Sven and Andreas as our experienced guides allowed us to enter the restricted areas of the gorges not seen by most, providing our group with our own private hidden paradise to explore over the 3 days of canyoning. Sven and Andreas made the group feel comfortable and safe at all times, whilst providing a unique and adventure filled experience. I wouldn't have seen even a quarter of what we got to experience in Karijini if I'd gone by myself, and it was well worth joining this tour. Would definitely recommend.”
[Marie attended Karijini Canyoning Adventure October 2020]
“There are no words to describe the beauty of the gorges. Canyoning through the Class 6 gorges was the adventure of a lifetime! Sven’s customer service was fast and clear and he was very helpful when I needed advice regarding the trip to Karijini. I’m not a lover of deep water, but Sven and other group members were supportive and great fun to be with. Sven really helped me to feel safe throughout the whole trip.”
[Angela attended Karijini Canyoning Adventure October 2020]
Karijini adventure. Thoroughly recommend this 4-5 day trip. Was exhilarating and awesome. Great value for money and was conducted in a very safe manner (I've been on quite a few tours that include roping/abseiling) with very friendly guides. A memorable experience."
[George attended Karijini Canyoning Adventure October 2020]
“Frieda’s events are the perfect opportunity to step away from the hustle and busyness of everyday life and into nature. You leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Frieda is warm and engaging and has thought of absolutely everything to ensure her yogis can leave their worries behind and enjoy their time.”
[Nicola has attended several of Frieda’s yoga hikes].
“Frieda is an absolute professional in all that she does. Not only does Frieda provide an amazing well thought-out service, but she really pays attention to the finer details, putting a magical personal touch on her delivery. Recommending this beautiful woman is just too easy, as I have complete faith she won’t disappoint.”
[Natasha has attended several of Frieda’s yoga hikes].
"Simply awesome, ticked off the bucket list. Highly recommended. Abseiling, climbing, jumping and paddling through gorgeous gorges."
[Adam attended Karijini Canyoning Adventure October 2020]