Richard and Alison Swain

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Whitewater, scenic and wilderness rafting and kayaking tours in NSW and the ACT

http://www.riverguide.com.au/

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Our Snowy River Byadbo Wilderness whitewater paddling expedition trip dates for 2019 are now up on the website! 
Make sure to check them out and learn more about our tour at www.riverguide.com.au/

Thanks to Felix Hearn for the amazing photos. #alpineriveradventures #visitnsw #destination_wow #snowymountains #destinationnsw #visitaustralia #nswnationalparks #snowyriver #kosciuszkonationalpark #rafting #whitewater #expedition #wilderness #beautiful #getaway
We’ve spent the last few days showcasing the Snowy Mountains and our tours with Destination NSW and the NSW Aboriginal Tour Operators Council for the Jindabyne Experience Development Workshop. Charlotte Pass was already dusted with the beginnings of winter.

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A beautiful shot of the snowy river. 
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A few beautiful photos taken by Felix (thank you) on a 5 day Snowy River Byadbo Wilderness trip a few weeks ago #expedition #snowyriver #alpineriveradventures #byadbowilderness #kosciuszkonationalpark #snowymountains #monaro #waterfall #adventuretour #wilderness #explore #visitnsw
About to head off on another expedition #snowyriver #whitewater #adventure #purewilderness
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Great day out on the Snowy yesterday #whitewater #rapids #snowyriver #snowymountains #adventuretours #knp #kosciuszkonationalpark #visitnsw #destinationjindabyne #alpineriveradventures #paddling #inflatablekayak #adrenalinerush
Our Snowy River day and overnight whitewater paddling adventures for this season have just been published on our website at http://www.riverguide.com.au/1-2-day-snowy-whitewater-trips.html 
These dates are based on the Snowy Hydro Environmental Release Schedule - so we know when the river levels are going to be good to paddle in advance. The environmental releases are being cut off earlier in the season this year, so we will only be pre-booking trips up until November. The dates currently available are:
Saturday, September 22nd
Sunday, September 23rd
Saturday, October 13th
Sunday, October 14th
Sunday, October 28th
Saturday, November 17th
Sunday, November 18th
For more information you can send through an email to riverguide@outlook.com or give us a call on (02) 64533016 #snowyriver #whitewater #adventuretours #alpineriveradventures
We got back home late last night after two amazing days spent with the Worimi LALC facilitating a NSW Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Experience Development Workshop. Highlights included learning some local history and stories of the Worimi people, exploring the sand dunes with quad bikes and a visit to the Murrook Culture Centre which included a moving welcoming, dancing, workshops on combining cultural and adventure tourism  and an outstanding dinner with courses including possum pie, crocodile spring rolls and emu sliders. Thank you to the Worimi LALC and Destination NSW for organising such a fantastic event #destinationnsw #worimi #murrook #alpineriveradventures #tourismconference #aboriginal #tourismnsw #quadbikes #aboriginalculture #dancing #aboriginalcuisine #portstephens #experienceaustralia
We are currently up at Port Stephens attending a Destination NSW Aboriginal Tourism conference. Yesterday we got to participate in a truly epic experience quad bike riding on the Stockton sand dunes with Sand Dune Adventures, run by the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council. So much fun! #portstephens #sanddunes #quadbike #worimi #stocktonsanddunes #aboriginaltourism #sandduneadventures #destinationnsw #alpineriveradventures #adventuring #epic
The Stone Bridge, on the Snowy River is a natural rock bridge. Tim The Yowie Man writes “In 1937, when daredevil kayakers Stanley Hanson and Arthur Hunt, the first Europeans to paddle the untamed Snowy River, reached this curious landmark, Hunt reported is his diary: “We found that in one place the river completely disappears and runs underground for fifty yards.” Such was the extraordinary nature of the ‘Stone Bridge’, on their return the duo had trouble convincing many of its existence. “Very few people in the Monaro know of this and many were inclined to doubt the authenticity of the tale,” wrote Hunt.
Of course, Hansen and Hunt weren’t the first to discover the bridge, for apparently the first people of the Monaro used this natural crossing when they were travelling backwards and forwards from what is now Victoria.
The lower flow of the river since the advent of the Snowy Hydro Scheme in the 1950s has since exposed a surreal hotchpotch of flutes, fissures and spherical pools, created by thousands of years rushing water. Truly a sight to behold.” From https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.canberratimes.com.au/politics/act/tim-the-yowie-man-snowy-secrets-kosciuszko-s-natural-wonders-20180529-p4zi6d.html #snowyriver #stonebridge #exploring #snowymountains #dalgety #timtheyowieman #alpineriveradventures #undergroundriver #naturalwonder