School, Youth Group Camps & Activity Selection – Current From January 2018
As well as our range of hire only canoes, rafts, bikes and camping equipment we offer a full instruction/guiding service that allows you to sit back and enjoy the activity along with the participants. Select from our list and design your own programme or ask us to design a custom made programme taking into account your needs. Whatever way you look at it, it’s now a whole lot easier to get the very best from your stay at Dwellingup.
While most activities are located around the Dwellingup area, many are portable. If you are camping at another location we can still assist with many activities. Activity costs should be seen as a guide only. Please contact Dwellingup Adventures for a quote on all activity and hire equipment requirements.
All activities are based on a group size of about 20. Activity times can be structured to meet your timetable. The cost can be calculated by adding the cost of any hire equipment to instructor costs. Some activities have individual costs. Most activities will require only one instructor however you should discuss your needs in regard to water based activities with Dwellingup Adventures beforehand.
All activity quotes include GST. Extended days may incur extra instructor fees. Instruction/guide cost: Full day: $570, half day: $430
Please Note: Delivery fees apply for any canoe, raft or bikes. Delivery fees may apply to activities depending on the location. Quoted equipment hire cost applicable to schools/youth groups only.
Expedition Based Multi Activity/Multi Location Programmes
The most challenging and potentially most rewarding outdoor experience. Students are responsible for erecting shelter and their own cooking. Each day provides a new mode of transport or a new activity. Programmes designed and quoted in consultation with client needs.
Set in Nanga Bush Camp among the tall Jarrah the 18 metre tower provides participants with a challenging climb and a chance to be among the tree tops. Participants are shown and demonstrate safety procedures, quality of equipment, and competency of instructors. The emphasis is on trust and the correct functioning of motor skills under stress.
The 18 meter platform is restricted for year 9 and above while the 10 metre platform is available for younger participants. The wall climb is often incorporated in the session depending on your time frame and group size. Two instructors.
For something a little different ask about the night abseil.
Dwellingup Adventures run abseiling activities at sites outside of Nanga Bush Camp, ask about details.
$975 minimum cost for 3 hour session, $1,300 full day, Nanga Bush Camp only. Other metropolitan and country locations quoted separately) Cost does not include tower hire fee payable to Nanga Bush Camp
Set in Nanga Bush Camp among the tall Jarrah the 18 metre wall climb provides participants with a challenging climb and a chance to be among the tree tops. Participants are shown and demonstrate safety procedures, quality of equipment, and competency of instructors. The emphasis is on trust and the correct functioning of motor skills under stress.
The 18 meter climb is restricted for year 9 and above while the 10 metre height is available for younger participants. The abseiling is often incorporated in the session depending on your time frame and group size. Two instructors. For something a little different ask about the night climbing.
Nanga Bush Camp only. $975 minimum cost for 3 hour session, $1,300 full day. Cost does not include tower hire fee payable to Nanga Bush Camp.
Jarrah Zip Line
The 100 meter long flying fox line starts from an elevated platform before participant’s wiz along under the tree canopy through the forest. Participants are shown and demonstrate safety procedures, quality of equipment, and competency of instructors A client adult supervisor is required to disconnect participants for the line at the exit. One instructor. Note a weight restriction of 100kg.
For something a little different ask about the night Jarrah Zip Line Nanga Bush Camp only
$550 minimum cost for 3 hour session, $745 full day. Cost does not facility hire fee payable to Nanga Bush Camp
Water goes up? It does if it’s transferred to a bucket in the trees by students hoisting another up a rope swing. Participants take it in turns to be hoisted up into the trees carrying a cup of water that the team one at a time transfers from the ground. Students are fully harnessed. Instructor acts as safety brake.
$550 for 3 hour session, $745 full day
Super Splash Down
From an elevated platform students zip down the line and finish with a splash in the river. Students are shown and demonstrate safety procedures, quality of equipment and competency of instructors. The emphasis is on trust and the correct functioning of motor skills under stress.
Flying fox students are fully harnessed and two instructors are provided. Recovery rafts and all water based safety equipment are supplied. Ideal for warmer months, Nanga Bush Camp only. $1,135 minimum cost for 3 hour session, $1,395 full day.
The Murray River provides many kilometres of navigable water for short experiences or extended canoe trips. Students are introduced to basic water safety, personal safety equipment and the basics of paddling a Canadian canoe. Experienced river guides/instructors available if required. Canoe hire per day: $30 per 2 person, $35 per 3 person (school, youth group rate only) plus instruction /guide costs if required. Water sports helmets $2 each if required, delivery costs may apply. Canoe hire only option available. Canoes complete with paddles and PFDs.
Fast Water Rafting
The Murray River provides short sections that make an ideal introduction to white water rafting with some grade 1 and 2 rapids. Students are introduced to basic water safety, personal safety equipment and the basics of paddling a two person tube raft (seasonal).
Raft hire: $26 per day (school/youth group only) plus instruction/guide costs if required. Water sport helmets: $2 each if required. Raft hire only option available. Rafts come complete with paddles and PFDs. Trailer hire and delivery costs may apply.
Low Ropes Activities – ‘Jarrah Jungle Gym’
A series of swinging, climbing, hoisting and balancing activities designed to burn up some energy and have heaps of fun doing it too. Instructor cost plus ropes course hire or setup fee depends on location.
Posers & Predicaments
A series of problem solving activities and a chance to look at the teamwork model in depth. We demonstrate by practical application effective communication, strategies and planning and leadership models. Instructor costs only.
You Win I Win Games
A series of non-competitive cooperative activities where everybody wins. Focuses on teamwork and common goals. Instructor cost only.
Advanced Camp Craft
Innovative practical lessons on all of the camp craft skills required to live in safety and comfort in the bust. First aid, camp cooking, navigation, water procurement, equipment and minimal impact camping. Instructor cost only.
Evening Activity ‘Wheel of Misfortune’
A team game show based on the TV game format. A light-hearted look at pickles, plights and predicaments all with an outdoor flavour. Activity complete with game compare and wheel. Caters for numbers from 10 to 100. $170 per session, about 1.5 hours.
Evening Activity ‘Night Encounters’
The changing mood of the forest as night descends. Increased dependence on non-visual senses. Featuring a journey through the heavens using the stars as guides (weather permitting). $170 per walk, about 1.5 hours.
Evening Activity ‘Tall Tales and Ghostly Charades’
Who is behind the ghostly mask? Each student gets to hide their identity while others guess who they are. Spine tingling tales are told to finish the evening. $170 per walk, about 1.5 hours.
Discover Dwellingup by Bike
A self-guided tour of local points of interest. Visit the Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre, Hothan Valley Railway, Forest Heritage Centre, POW Camp or maybe ride the Marrinup Forest Tour and picnic along the way. Bikes collected from and returned to our town office. Helmets and water bottle cages supplied with each bike. Bike hire $25 per bike if using a Dwellingup Adventures instructor. Bike hire $25 per half day and $27 per day if hiring bikes only (school/youth group only).
Flat Water Rafting
Located in one of the quieter pools and in our big multi person rafts each with a guide. Participants are introduced to basic water safety, personal safety equipment and the basic teamwork required to paddle a big raft. Then a series of riotous activities and games follow. Ideal for summer months when the river is low. The stable rafts are ideal for young student or those a little nervous about water.
Raft hire $150.00 each per day (school/youth group only) plus instructor costs as required. Delivery costs may apply. Rafts available to hire only without instructors.
Note: Water activities may be altered or cancelled at any time due to river conditions.
White Water Rafting
Genuine white water suitable for year 10s and above. Grade 2 and 3 rapids. Price on application. June to October only.
Mountain Biking for Beginners
Instructors introduce the multi geared mountain bike with bike fit, soft gear changing and controlled braking instruction and practical lesson. A suitable section of the Munda Biddi Trail or a local mountain bikes trail are selected before participants under the instruction of the guide explore the local area. The group is coached on downhill and uphill riding techniques as well as appropriate eye and body position and movement. Bike hire $25 per bike if using a Dwellingup Adventures instructor. Bike hire $25 per half day and $27 per day if hiring bikes only (school/youth group only). Helmets and water bottle cages supplied with each bike. Activity setup fee applies depending on location. Trailer hire and delivery costs may apply.
Bush Craft ‘Kullari the Gecko’
On an imaginary hunt, students see the bush as a friend rather than something to be feared or conquered. Featuring the many and varied traditional uses of the local flora and fauna and information on the hunter gatherer lifestyle of the first inhabitants. Instructor cost only.
DIY (Do It Yourself) Activities
Dwellingup Adventures introduce a number of activities with a DIY option. You can still use a Dwellingup Adventures staff member, however you have the option of running the activity yourself. Each activity includes all material, activity explanation, delivery (costs may apply) and collection from site and any associated safety equipment. DIY activities are $120 per day or $90 per half day. No additional material hire charges if Dwellingup Adventures run activity.
Orienteering/Quest ‘Guide Me Home’
Participants follow the trail using a map and compass. The task is to locate all the lost animals and stamp them on your landscape in their preferred home environment. Maps, compasses, stamps, clues and landscape all provided. Suitable for lower school. An activity set up cost of $45.00 is applicable. Set up fee may vary on location.
Lost on Mount Nanga
Students read they have crash landed on Mt Nanga but fortunately find an old jelly bean miners camp. They need to construct a shelter. Poles, ropes, star pickets, hammer and covers provided.
Students are supplied with barrels, poles, tubes, ropes and paddles. They must construct a raft and ‘rescue’ a stranded mariner. 12 buoyancy vests are supplied. Extra PFDs are available at $4 each if required.
Students commence at the wheels hub, a bearing takes them to a lettered post. Another bearing takes them to another until each bearing has a letter. The wheel is about 100 metres across and 6 courses are available. An activity set up cost of $45.00 is applicable. Set up fee may vary on location.
Students locate each station using a map and compass and punch the score card. A short course suitable for about 2 hours and a longer 3 hour course are available. Variations include scoring points for various stations located and setting time limits. Activity includes facilitator instructions, compasses, and maps. The stations are set by Dwellingup Adventures each with a flag and a punch. An activity set up cost of $45.00 is applicable. Two way radios available for hire. Set up fee may vary on location.
Students must assemble the pipe structure and then fill it with water and release the ping pong ball noting that some of the pipes have holes that need to be covered. The activity set includes facilitator notes, pipeometer plans, pipes, buckets and measuring tapes.
Evening Activity ‘Giant Games’
A series of rotating activities where each team completes a number of simple skill activities with a giant theme. Points are awarded as each team moves around the game circuit. The activity set includes facilitator notes and four giant games.
Swiftwater Awareness Training
A number of theoretical and practical lessons assist students in understanding the basics of swift moving water. Simple hydrology, personal wear, swimming in swiftwater, rescue ethos, personal and group safety as well as simple rescue techniques including the use of throw bags is covered. Courses are structured and designed to meet group needs. A Certificate of Attainment is awarded.
Corporate Camps & Activity Selection – Current from January 2016
As well as our range of hire only canoes, rafts, bikes and camping equipment, we offer a full programme facilitation service. We can assist you to design your own programme or ask us to design a custom made programme taking into account your needs. Dwellingup Adventures work closely with your own predetermined outcomes providing practical demonstrations of leadership roles, communication strategies and cooperative achievements.
While most activities are located around the Dwellingup area, many are portable. If you are staying at another location we can still assist with many activities. Many activities as described above are very suitable for adult based groups.
My Part in the Big Picture
This popular activity focuses on team tasks and group goals. The team tasks are to collect the parts that make up the jigsaw. The group goal is to assemble the jigsaw. Teams use a variety of transport modes as they negotiate a set of cryptic clues. Each clue takes them to a new station to collect a jigsaw part and another direction clue. Transport modes include, walk, canoe, mountain bike and raft. The activity is set in and around the picturesque Murray River Valley. Caters for numbers 10 to 60. Day or half day courses available.
Try a combo campout with perhaps a mountain bike leg with a canoe or raft finish the next day. Nothing gets people working together like the campout, erecting tents and cooking together. Dwellingup Adventures can provide all the support your team requires. Just give us a call, the possibilities are endless.