For all travellers on the Clarence Canoe and Kayak Trail, Nymboida River, Boyd River, Mann River & Clarence River systems wanting to enjoy the complete experience without the hassles. When travelling part of the river or doing the full trip down one of the longest and most amazing canoe and kayak trails in Australia, why not do it in comfort and style with the River Sherpas.

The River Sherpas offer a complete transport and logistics service for your gear & equipment for canoeists, anglers, bird watchers, nature lovers, people travelling by kayak or fishing kayak, photographers and anyone looking to go on that long awaited trip of a life time into some of the most beautiful river system in Australia and indeed, the world. While you spend your time paddling, fishing and enjoying the scenery in the fresh mountain air, we will transport your gear and equipment to your next campsite destination.

If you ever wanted to go on that ‘big camping trip’ down the river and haven’t because you realised you have no way of carrying all your equipment, then now is the time to call us, we have just the right tools for the job. Big trips require big planning and we are more than happy to help you enjoy your time on the river.

River Sherpas Services

Canoe, Helmet, PFD and Paddle are items which can be removed from the price if you have your own.

Standard Service:

For the Standard Service we will transport your equipment along the river to each camp site, unload your equipment from our canoes and arrange it all together in a central location at the camp site ready for you to set up your camp just the way you like it. This option is great for the seasoned veterans of this river system who just want to be able to spend that extra time on the water fishing or paddling in comfort without filling their vessel with excessive amounts of equipment

The River Sherpas ‘Standard Service’ comes with the following list of equipment hire and services included in the price:

  1. Canoe
  2. Helmet
  3. Life Jacket PFD
  4. EPIRB
  5. Radio(s)
  6. ‘V’ Sheet
  7. Paddle
  1. Dry Bag
  2. Travel / Transport To ‘Point A’ (Your Departure Point)
  3. Travel / Transport Return To Your Vehicle (If Required)
  4. A River Sherpa Staff Member To Transport Your Gear / Equipment
  5. Gear / Equipment Transport Down River
  6. White Water Raft For Transporting Your Gear / Equipment (If Required)

First Class Service:

For those wanting the camping experience with some creature comforts we offer a complete First Class Service where we will setup your campsite with all the trimmings ready for when you arrive. We will build the camp fire, set up wet weather and shade shelter, pitch the tents, organise the cooking equipment & wash-up facilities and set up a hot shower even in the most remote sections of the canoe trail. All you have to do is sit back, relax, take in the view and get ready for the night fishing session, which is exceptional!

The River Sherpas ‘Complete First Class Service’ comes with the following list of equipment hire and services included in the price:

  1. Canoe
  2. Helmet
  3. Life Jacket PFD
  4. EPIRB
  5. Radio(s)
  6. ‘V’ Sheet
  7. Paddle
  8. Dry Bag
  9. Esky
  10. Butane Stove / Cooker + Butane
  11. Grill For Cooking On Camp Fire
  12. Pots / Pans / Cutlery
  1. Travel / Transport To ‘Point A’ (Your Departure Point)
  2. Travel / Transport Return To Your Vehicle (If Required)
  3. A River Sherpa Staff Member To Transport Your ‘Gear’
  4. ‘Gear’ / ‘Equipment’ Transport Down River
  5. White Water Raft For Transporting Your Gear / Equipment (If Required)
  6. We Will Collect Firewood / Build The Camp Fire
  7. Tarps / Ropes / Poles / Set Up Wet Weather And Shade Shelter
  8. Pitch The Tents
  9. Organise The Cooking Equipment / Stove / Pots / Pans / Cutlery
  10. Wash-up Facility
  11. Shower Tent / Solar Shower / Set Up A Hot Shower

River Sherpas Trip Planning:

We will work with you to ensure all the logistics of your trip down the river are covered. We can also organise bookings and payment for camp sites where camping fees apply. Trip plans can be as simple or complex as you need to suit your specific requirements. A basic example of inclusions in a detailed trip plan which we can help you organise include but are not limited to items listed below:

  • Hazard Identification & Risk Management
  • First Aid Action Plans / Allergic Reaction Action Plans / Anaphylaxis Action Plans / First Aid Requirements / First Aid Supplies
  • Safety Equipment List / Safety Equipment Supplies
  • Safety Briefings (PFD / Helmet / Swim Stroke / Ferry Glide / Throw Rope / Signals / Whistle Signals / Capsize)
  • Paddle Stroke Instruction
  • Personal Equipment List
  • Clothing / Sun Protection
  • Detailed Navigation Plan
  • Contingency Plans
  • Maps

Canoe Customisation Service:

At River Sherpas we also offer a canoe customisation service to make your canoe just that bit more comfortable during those long hours fishing and paddling. We can install comfortable padded seats, rod holders, cup holders, motor mounts and any custom new or replacement parts you require to set up your canoe just the way you want it.