Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure
9th - 16th May 2023
WA's ONLY Yoga & Canyoning Adventure
7 days, 7 nights
Yoga each day, 5 Class 6 Restricted Canyons, Dales Gorge, Circular Pool, Kalamina Gorge + Mt Bruce Hike
Canyoning, 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, 7 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: Paraburdoo Airport - Karijini Eco Retreat
All Transport within Karijini National Park
Flights/Transport to Karijini not included
Canyoning plus Yoga ... who would have thought? We did :) What a great combination of adrenaline and relaxation. Stretch your sense of adventure as well as your body and mind. A great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and get away from it all to reconnect with nature and yourself.
Join us 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.
Between our adrenaline-filled adventures, we will relax and recover with mindful movement, stretches, deep relaxation.
Let’s reconnect with what’s truly important in life; meaningful connection with yourself, others, and 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!
Both the above dates would need to meet minimum number requirements to proceed. This can either be in the form of an entire party, comprising of you and your family/friends, OR a party made of individuals or smaller groups. We need at least 16 people per trip, to make this adventure happen, and can take up to 20 people each trip. This trip is open to anyone, even if you have not been on an adventure with us, or have no previous abseiling experience, so you can invite your family and/or friends who have as yet not joined us. The minimum age is 14, unless this person can convince me that they are capable of the trip, which can be decided on the training day. There is no maximum age (the oldest person we have taken through Karijini to date is 84). You do need a relatively good level of fitness for this trip. Please contact us if you have any doubts about your level of fitness.
Everyone coming on this trip would need to come out for a full day of abseil & climbing training with us (even if you have done an abseil session with us already). This training day is included in the price.
If on the training day it turns out that either we feel, or you feel, that this is not for you, a full refund will be issued, minus $250 for the training day & administration fees.
Limited Spots Available
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.
Three days of non class 6 canyons, hiking, swimming and relaxing.
We will visit both sides of Karijini National Park; the deeper areas where we travel through class 6 near the Karijini Eco Retreat, as well as the not so deep non class 6 areas, which are stunning in their own way.
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.
Seven nights of comfortable “glamping” in a Deluxe Eco Tent with ensuite at the beautiful Karijini Eco Retreat, the only luxury accommodation in the National Park. You’ll awake to the sounds of nature each morning and enjoy full views of the Milky Way, without the usual city light pollution. The stars are truly something else up here!!
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.
A full day of abseiling, climbing at Boya Quarry, just outside of Perth, to fully prepare you so that you can make the most of your Karijini Experience.
Delicious and nutritious cuisine prepared for you for every meal, including snacks, so you won’t go hungry.
MEET YOUR GUIDES
NEW YOGA GUIDE COMING SOON!! :)
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: Mountain Quarry Boya for the April trip, please contact us for training for this trip.
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
Travel, Arrival & Opening
Arrive at Paraburdoo Airport, 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
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 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 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 yoga practices, meditation, journaling and reflection, as well as a relaxed swim or 3. 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 stretch yoga class will complete our day.
DAY 6 or 7
Dales Gorge & Circular Pool & Kalamina Gorge
Take a trip to the other end of Karijini National Park to view 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.
Transport to Paraburdoo Airport 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 Paraburdoo Airport and Karijini Eco Retreat at specified time.
All meals and snacks from dinner on the of the first night to breakfast on the last day. 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.
2 Experienced and qualified canyon guides to guide you through your Karijini experience.
A qualified and experienced Yoga Teacher that will guide you through your yoga practise.
Use of high quality yoga props including yoga mats & cork blocks if needed. Please let us know if you need us to bring either/both.
A day of adventure and learning, abseiling and climbing at Boya Quarry.
Flights to and from Paraburdoo
Lunch on first day- either pack your own or grab something in Newman. We will stop there to pick up clients.
Transport between Paraburdoo 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
Early Bird: $4,990 per person
Regular Price: $5,490 per person
THE OTHER STUFF
*Clients need to organise and pay for flights to and from Paraburdoo 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 flight schedules.
Current Flight Schedule 2023 - Qantas
Perth - Paraburdoo: yet to be confirmed
Paraburdoo - Perth: yet to be confirmed
If you choose to book other flights, you will need to organise your own transport to and from the Karijini Eco Retreat, or wait at the airport for your pick up and/or departure of your flight.
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, as with all our tours, is subject to our 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 email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
SEE YOU OUT THERE!!
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"I took a punt on going away on a holiday by myself and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was the perfect combination of adventure, challenge, luxury, self discovery and relaxation. You don't need to be super fit or super into yoga but if you love nature and challenge, it’s perfect. Everything was well organised and catered for. Karijini eco retreat was excellent, the yoga and hiking fun, beautiful and relaxing and the canyoning was an adventure of a lifetime.
It was a special blessing to be able to enter gorges and waterfalls that the general public don't have access to."
(Caroline attended Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure April 2021)
“My First Karijini experience was Sensational . Such a Great group of adventurers to share in the fun of canyoning with.
It was So Much Fun. I would highly recommend it.”
(John attended Karijini Yoga & Canyoning Adventure April 2021)
Wow, wow, wow...this trip, Karajini Gorges, blew my mind in soo many ways. Sven and Andreas were excellent guides nurturing us in the most gentle manner as we shivered and shacked our way through these magnificent, ancient, spiritual gorges. At no time were we in any danger as they managed our group in a calm and confident manner.
And the gorges... powerful, spiritual, awe inspiring!!! You need to experience it to know it.
Thank you Sven, thank you Andreas, thank you Cassy"
(Jenni attended Karijini Canyoning & Yoga Adventure October 2021)
All photos on this page are courtesy of Tristan McKenzie & George Crisp
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