7th to 15th November 2019.

Camp Coordinators – Umi and Chris Roberts

Camp Update 11th Oct.

  • The nearest shops to the NRMA Mall Shores Holiday Park are at Bulahdelah a 22 minute drive away.
  • The Myall Shores Holiday Park have a cafe which is open for lunch daily and till 7pm on weekends.
  • At Port Stephens there are shops a short drive from the Halifax Holiday Park.
  • The camp dinner will be at Port Stephens at a location to be determined.
  • It is often said that we have too much food at happy hour so in an effort to reduce waste (and overeating) only bring happy hour food on alternate days. So if your car number plate ends with an even number bring snacks for the first night (7th Nov) and odd numbers the next night and so on.
This Camp will be held at two locations over the week. The first paddles will be at Myall Lakes followed by a relocation to Port Stephens for the remainder.
There will be 3 paddles from each site with more details to follow.

Myall Lakes – 7th to 11th.

Accomodation will be at the NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park.
Access is via a well-maintained dirt road from Bulahdelah on the Pacific Highway.
  • Myall Shores to Violet Hill
  • Myall Shores to Nerong
  • Myall Shores to Tamboy (Myall River) and morning tea at Mungo Brush camp site

Port Stephens – 11th to 15th.

Accomodation will be at the Halifax Holiday Park
Two of the paddles will be from Little Beach, so powered sites and Villas on the Little Beach side of the park would be preferred.

It is recommended to book early as the Halifax holiday park will book out.

  • Halifax Holiday Park to Salamander Bay
  • Halifax Holiday Park to Tea Gardens
  • George Reserve to Lemon Tree Passage

JACOB’S WELL – Proposed

DATE: Mid August 2020 – Dates to be confirmed depending on the tides.
COORDINATOR: Bruce Nicholson.


DATE: Thursday 20th February to Friday 28th February.
The first paddle is on Friday 21st and the last is on Thursday 27th.
COORDINATORS: Margaret and Derek Heap.
It has heavy bookings over weekends but still has 7 Villas available for our proposed dates. There is no problem with camp sites.


Proposed paddles include, Bonfield Creek, Corindi River,
Kalang River, Bellinger River, Pine Creek, Coff’s Creek and possibly Boambee Creek.
That will give a total of 7 paddles. More than enough.


The May 2020 camp is to be held in South Eastern NSW next year.
In view of the distance and time to get there, we have decided to make it worthwhile with a minimum of 12 paddles and a further 3 if sufficient interest is indicated.
The camp will run from 30th APRIL 2020 to 18th MAY if the full program is undertaken or finish on 15th May if Mallacoota is not included.
Given it will take 2 to 3 Days travelling each way, it covers 3 weeks so I wish to get the dates out now so all are aware and can plan their diary.
The program attached is tentative and the paddles are subject to change. However nearly all are in National Parks or Forestry and include Dam, Lake, River, Creek, Bay and Open Water if conditions permit.
Ample alternate paddles exist to cover contingencies.
I believe these are interesting and beautiful paddles and there is something for everyone. There is a day off after each 3 paddle set and all parks are dog friendly. I hope it gets you as excited as I am.


Wed 29th April – Sun 3rd May.

Shoalhaven Caravan Village.17 Terara Rd. Shoalhaven.
Ph: 02 4423 0770
  • Thur – Caravan Park to Broughton Ck to Wharf Rd.
  • Fri – Shoalhaven Gorge.
  • Sat – Jervis Bay/Honeymoon Bay.

NELLIGEN – Batesmans Bay
Sun 3rd May – Thu 7th May.

Nelligen Big 4 Holiday Park. 970 Kings Highway, Nelligen.
Ph: 1300 784 446
  • Mon – Clyde River 1 way top to Nelligen.
  • Tue – Tuross Lake.
  • Wed – Batemans Bay.

Thu 7th May – Fri 15th May.

Tathra Beachside Caravan Park. 2 Andy Poole Dr, Tathra.
Ph: 02 64 941 302
  • Fri – Bermagui River.
  • Sat – Wapengo Inlet, lake & Creek.
  • Sun – Twofold bay, Towamba River.
  • Mon – Lay Day.
  • Tue – Open Water Paddle.
  • Wed – Bega River.
  • Thu – Wallaga Lake/ Dignams Ck.

Fri 15th May – Tue 19th May.

Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park.  Allan Drive, Mallacoota.
Ph: 03 51 580 300
  • Sat – Gabo Is.
  • Sun – Wallagaraugh River to the North East.
  • Mon – Wallagaraugh River to the North West, or Gypsy Pt up Genoa River.