Although a part of the Blue Mountains National Park the Nepean and Warragamba River Gorges are true hidden gems. With limited access, it has high sandstone walls lined with Eucalypts and Pine trees, Sea Eagle flying overhead, Kingfishers on the hunt, Cormorants and Darters diving for fish, Water Dragons and Tortoises sunbaking, all within 45 minutes of Sydney's CBD. The River Run is a 2 hour river cruise with a difference; it's for 2 passengers only. This is a wonderful gift for any birthday, mother's or father's day, Christmas or just to say thanks to someone special. We have gift certificates available that are valid for a year and easy to organise.

The Experience

At the Tench reserve wharf you hop aboard our full survey craft and take off upstream with our very experienced guide, as he is also the local fishing guide, Steve Defina knows every nook and cranny of the river and its surrounds. The craft is only 5metres in length but any larger and we wouldn't be able to access the best parts of the river. We go through some very shallow water which opens up to what seems like virgin aussie bush, which virtually no one else has access to.

You will venture approximately 20km's up the Nepean River and into the Warragamba River and Gorge just below the famous dam wall. After rain, the gorges are dotted with waterfalls, you may be able to get up close to the environmental flow release from the dam which forms a high, thundering waterfall and it runs all year! Once we are up there we will be powered by our on board electric motor so you can take in the silence and solitude, only the sounds of nature, the bell birds are everyone's favourite.

Warragamba Gorge is filled with fauna including an indigenous kingfisher's species that has the most amazing colouring with deep blue wings and a bright orange vest, they really look amazing in the sun light. The gorges are also home to 3 pairs of Sea Eagles, great to see in flight and a real treat if you see them swooping down with talons set to capture a fish. Along the way you will also be able to view some wonderful feeder creeks, such as Glenbrook Creek the home of the famous "jellybean pool", as well as the high cliffs surrounding Erskines Creek which is home to "word cave", also known as bushranger cave.

"We could be in the Kimberley's" is a comment that is made often, so close to the city. Sydney you have to see this! The 2 hour trip will terminate back at the wharf where there is lots of parking as well as a coffee club across the road.

Tours are available every day and bookings are essential. contact Steve for more information:

Steve Defina

PO box 612

Emu Plains NSW 2750

Phone: 02 4735 8008

Mobile: 0416 008 358