UPCOMING CLUB CAMPS

JACOB’S WELL – Proposed

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

COFFS HARBOUR 

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.

INTRODUCTION

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.
Bruce.

PROPOSAL

NOWRA
Wed 29th April – Sun 3rd May.

Accomodation
Shoalhaven Caravan Village.17 Terara Rd. Shoalhaven.
Ph: 02 4423 0770
 
Paddles:
  • 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.

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

TATHRA
Thu 7th May – Fri 15th May.

Accomodation
Tathra Beachside Caravan Park. 2 Andy Poole Dr, Tathra.
Ph: 02 64 941 302
 
Paddles:
  • 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.

MALLACOOTA
Fri 15th May – Tue 19th May.

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

NORTH BRISBANE

18th to 23rd AUGUST 2019.

Camp Coordinator – Jim Blyth

Accomodation
Please make your own bookings but let Jim know (5446 8562).
Campground … Pine Rivers Showgrounds. Phone 0459 023 346
 
Motel … Kallangur Motel. Phone 07 3886 2366

 

Itinerary

Sunday Aug 18
Arrive and set up camp with afternoon paddle on Lake Kurwongbah.
Afternoon paddle on Lake Kurwongbah commencing at 2:00pm – launch site is from Mick Hanfling Park, Torrens Road, Kurwongbah. This paddle will circumnavigate part or all of the lake.

 

Monday Aug 19
Paddle Pine River u/s from Deepwater Bend.
Morning paddle on Pine River commencing at 8:30am – launch site is from Deepwater Bend Boat Ramp, Tinchi Tamba Wetlands, Wympa Road, Bald Hills. High Tide 11:52am. This paddle will go in a upstream direction.

 

Tuesday Aug 20
Paddle Lake Samsonvale.
Morning paddle on Lake Samsonvale commencing at 8:30am – launch site is from Forgan Cove, Forgan Road, Joyner. This paddle will circumnavigate parts of the lake.

 

Wednesday Aug 21
From Dohles Rock B/R to Redcliffe and return.
Morning paddle from Dohles Rocks to Redcliffe and return commencing at 8:30am – launch site is from Dohles Rocks Boat Ramp. High Tide 1:00pm.

 

Thursday Aug 22
From Shorncliffe B/R u/s on Cabbage Tree Ck / Nundah Creek.
Morning paddle through the Boondal Wetlands Park on Cabbage Tree Creek, Nundah Creek and maybe Nudgee Creek. Commencing at 8:30am from Shorncliffe Boat Ramp, Sinbad Street, Shorncliffe. High Tide 1:47pm.

 

Friday Aug 23
Brisbane River from Pinkenba B/R.
Morning paddle on Brisbane River commencing at 9:00am – launch site is from Pinkenbah Boat Ramp, Kirra Street, Pinkenbah. Paddle will be on the Brisbane River and maybe Bulimba Creek. High Tide 2:58pm.

MYALL LAKES – PORT STEPHENS

7th to 15th November 2019.

Camp Coordinators – Umi and Chris Roberts

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.

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.