Winter Update 2017


WINTER IS HERE AND LOKA IS CELEBRATING WITH TWO NEW UNIQUE, OFF THE BEATEN TRACK STOPS. We’ve still got plenty of the sun, sand and surf that the East Coast is famous for, but these hidden gems will give you a greater understanding of the incredible beauty and diversity Australia has to offer.


We have an amazing new River Retreat, based in woodland on a community-run camping area by the Nymboida river. Think amazing sunsets, a classic Aussie BBQ and beers around the campfire. Oh and lets not forget the marshmallows! This awesome stop means we can now include the guided kayaking experience year-round in Loka passes. Life is good!

The centre is run by wonderful local volunteers and by Loka staying in the area it is providing much needed employment in this remote NSW region. The kayaking is fantastic, we go down a few gentle rapids and look out for some of the 126 species of birds that call Nymboida home. There are also 8 families of platypus that live on the river and if we’re quiet we may even catch a glimpse of them in the late afternoon.


The Indigenous Camp family are taking a break over winter so we have put together a great, new Rainforest Experience in Tully. In the afternoon you’ll visit ‘Alligators Nest’ swimming hole (no alligators, thankfully) for a swim on the edge of the stunning rainforest before spending the night at a historic pub! Sore head or no sore head we rise early to summit a mountain!

Mt Tyson is covered in tropical rainforest and is based within the World Heritage-listed Tully Gorge National Park. After taking in the breathtaking views and squeezing in a quick photoshoot, we then head back to the pub for a well-earned champagne breakfast. It’s the perfect start to the final day of the Loka northbound itinerary… you may as well start as you mean to go on right?

**Please note, if you’ve already pre-booked your trip, neither of these two itinerary changes will affect your travel days.