The Palms

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Our Wet & wild weekend @ The Palms is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of real life and an opportunity to get one with nature.

You’ll hike your way deep into the park – where a phone signal is rare – and spend your weekend wild swimming in beautiful scenic locations, including ocean and river swims.

The highlight of the weekend is a 2km hike-in-swim-out river swim adventure.

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Information and FAQ's

Bookings

How to book, payments, and terms and conditions

Getting there

Flights, airport transfers and making your own way there

What to expect

Accommodation, meals, and activity information

Swimming

Pre-requisites, safety and your personal swim experience

Bookings

Once you have purchased a spot by making the full payment, then you will be emailed a confirmation of your booking and an invoice. This means your spot is secured.

We will confirm the W&WW is going ahead, 30 days before scheduled departure, or when minimum numbers are met, whichever comes first.

No. Weekends are run at a beginner level, with options for longer swims for those fit and able.

Absolutely! You can trust us to refund your payment if we are unable to deliver your tour, or for any other reason as part of our Tour Terms & Conditions. 

In 2020 during the height of COVID-19 we refunded three full tours, and in 2021 we have refunded 100+ guests impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The minimum age for this experience tour is 18 years unless otherwise specified (i.e. a family designated tour).

No. Unless they are a minimum of 18 years old. We sometimes scheduled family tours where children from the age of 7 are welcome.

Wet & wild weekends will go ahead; rain, hail or shine.

We have backup locations for the ocean swims, no matter what the surf conditions serve up.

There is no refund, or rescheduling, for participants who choose not to attend due to the weather and conditions.

The maximum group size for this experience is 12 participants.

W&WW’s are for swimmers 18+ only.

We accommodate swimmers of all ages, whether you’re 25 or 65! All we care about is that you bring a chilled-out, fun and courageous attitude because these weekends are about making the most of conditions no matter what we’re dealt with.

We’re also going to be spending a lot of time together, so being social and getting on with others is really important – no boring people allowed 😉

Getting there

All airlines fly in Sydney Airport.

We’ll let you know when you can book your flights.

No. You will need to organise your own flights to Sydney Airport or other transport to the nominated pick-up points.

We will let you know as early as possible when to book your flights once we have confirmed the tour has met minimum numbers, at the latest we’ll let you know 30 days before departure.

No. You will need to find your own way to the pick-up points.

We’ll be renting vans to chaperone you around the activities. It’s much better value for money and it keeps everyone together. If you’d like to drive, please discuss this with us first. There is no discount for those who end up driving to the location themselves.
Due to the remote nature of this tour, participants are encouraged to investigate travel insurance. Travel insurance is also handy for if you need to cancel your tour, flight disruptions and missing luggage etc.
We’ll send you a comprehensive list of swimming, sleeping and general clothing and equipment requirements to ensure you’re comfortable and ready to take on all those swims!

What to expect

Accommodation is in the Burning Palms SLSC and with shared mixed bunkrooms. No hot showers

No. The beauty of our weekend getaways is that we all stay together, build strong friendships, and have fun as a group.

We also have a very tight schedule with loads to fit in, so we need everyone together to get things moving fast.

Yes! There are fresh water showers available, however, please note that they are luke-warm. We kindly ask guests to use the showers once a day (so we’ve got plenty for the whole weekend).

We’ll eat classic camp food, like bacon and eggs, salads, pastas, BBQ’s and sandwiches. If you have special food requirements we can discuss this with you.

Dinner on the first night, 3 meals on day 2 and breakfast on the final morning. There are also snacks available, and coffee, tea and tap water.

All meals are catered for on this weekend, so you don’t need to bring any food (unless you wish to bring additional snacks).

Yes. Cans of beer and wine in plastic bottles are best as you have to carry them in and out yourselves and glass is much heavier.

Medium/hard. Requires multiple short hikes, incl. hilly tracks & rocks.

Limited power points are available to charge digital devices. Phone signal is limited and intermittent.

Swimming

You will need to be able to swim at least 1km non-stop freestyle (i.e. you may have previously completed a 1km ocean swim event). 

The swims vary in length from 750m to 2km, with some swims merely social dips. The shorter swim lengths are fixed for everyone, the longer swims have short and long course options.

We welcome swimmers of all speeds, however, there may be times when we need to give you a shorter distance or cut short your swim if you are getting too far behind.

No. You can choose which swims you participate in. 

No. You will need to be able to swim at least 1km non-stop freestyle (i.e. you may have previously completed a 1km ocean swim event). The minimum swim distance for every swim is 1km.

Absolutely! There is a water safety ratio of a maximum of 1:6.

We have a comprehensive water safety plan for all swims.

It is ok to wear swim fins.

From $995

Per Person

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