CALOUNDRA BAR and Inshore Surrounds.

Sue at sea off Noosa National Park on the last Event

Friday 30th April.
Golden Beach Esplanade – Burke Street Intersection.
As usual finer details of paddle depend on conditions. We could head north or south as well as having a surf.


DATE: 3rd May 2021 following the scheduled club paddle.
PRESENTERS: Sue Alcock & Jim Blyth.
TOPIC: Responsibilities of a Paddle Coordinator, Leader and Tail End Charlie.
BBQ: Malcolm and his crew.
WHAT TO BRING: A Chair and if possible Willy Weather app on your mobile phone.



Friday 19th March


Brian Batch


The end of Claude Batten Drive.

Plan is to put in at the river mouth, at the end of Claude Batten Drive, venture out through the bar and around the bays to Alexandra Bay for morning tea, weather permitting. Will keep the day flexible but hoping to spend some time playing in the surf zone either in the river mouth, Tea Tree Bay, Granite Bay or A Bay
The Noosa bar is normally reasonably benign but usually has some fun waves for surfing. Anyone wanting to join the paddle should be comfortable in open water, some surf, landing and launching from the beach. The initial launch is in flat water in the river.
If river mouth conditions are too gnarly to venture outside , we can play in the waves on the inner bar and do a flat water paddle.
As a continuation of the Extended paddles, please feel free to contact me with ideas for other paddles to keep the more adventurous paddlers challenged.
If you are interested, it would be appreciated if you could please send me an email so we have some idea as to how many may attend. EMAIL address: (

Point Vernon smoko break …. click here

Paddlers take a break from the choppy waters at Gatakers Bay.
Video by Peter James.

Heel Hook Rescue at Point Vernon …. click here

February, 2021, a club member capsizes reaching for a water bottle.
Video by Peter James.


UPDATE – Posted 1st February

This is a 6 day trip with no facilities.
You will need to take everything, including drinking water, in your kayak for the 6 days.
This is a one way trip, you will have to work out transport to get home.
We will be leaving Inskip Point at 8am Friday, some may like to camp the night before at Inskip Point.
DATES: June 2021
Paddle: Friday 11th  to Wednesday 16th 
COORDINATOR: Dean Haspell.
ACCOMODATION: You will need to be totally self sufficient for the entire six days.
Day 1.
Depart Inskip Point at 8:00am.
Distance to Beach Camp Site is 14 klm.
Day 2.
This is 15 kms to Gary’s Anchorage for morning tea then another 15 kms to the Ungowa campsite.
We will stay for two nights.
Day 3.
Lay Day – explore the area.
Day 4.
We will leave around 11am for Jeffries Beach Campsite on Woody Island.
This is 22 kms and we will make use of the tide.
We will stay for two nights.
Day 5.
Lay Day – explore the area. 
Day 6.
We will head to the finish point at Urangan.


Elanda Point – Gateway to the Upper Noosa River.


DATES: March 2021
Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.
COORDINATOR: Bruce Nicholson.
We recommend May’s Grove Sites.



The Annual General Meeting and General Meeting will be held at the Buderim Tavern on Thursday, 4 February 2021 commencing at 10.00am.

Moreton Island Trip Report .. This is a pdf file


Dates: August 2021

Arrive Yeppoon: Monday 9th
Depart Rosslyn Boat Harbour: Tuesday 10th
Paddle GKI: Wednesday to Sunday 11th – 15th
Depart GKI: Monday 16th
Coordinator: Bruce Nicholson.

Please register your intention to attend .. ASAP

Latest Information – 17th October 2020

What a great response for this camp . We have over 40 indicate that they are going so we now have to move forward with bookings. Due to the numbers, accommodation is starting to tighten so it is essential that the following action is taken as soon as possible to ensure your place.
For efficiency, there is a slight change to plan, in that your deposit is now to be paid directly to the resort. I think at this stage all who want to upgrade their rooms have done so. This means that everyone who hasn’t paid a deposit will be staying in the family rooms.


1. Please phone Great Keppel Is Hideaway. PH: 07 4939 2050
2. Advise that you are with the Suncoast Seniors Kayaking Club coming in August
3. Pay a deposit for a Family Room ($100.00)
4. Advise me that you have booked so we can monitor numbers.

If you have any questions, contact me. Bruce.
Ph 0455655554

Contact Bruce Here – President.


Link to GKI RESORT … Click here


GKI: The island is in the middle of the Keppel group, has some outstanding beaches and bays plus excellent coral for snorkelling and tracks for walking. There is a big camp kitchen which will accommodate all of us so you take your own rations and drinks and self cater. Importantly, there is a large area for happy hour which leads to the Sunset over the water which can be magnificent. There is a hotel (with a great outlook) at which meals can be purchased. We normally have a club dinner here on one night, but you can eat there nightly if you wish.
Below – Communal Kitchen and Dining.

Dining & Kitchen – GKI

KAYAKING: There is excellent kayaking in crystal clear water. If it is windy the paddles will be shorter in protected water, but under normal conditions there is no problem exploring nearby islands and coastline. If more experienced paddlers wish to go for longer or more challenging paddles, so long as there are sufficient numbers for safety, that can be catered for given the numbers attending. I personally will be taking the shorter paddles to casually enjoy the beauty of this part of the world and am sure many others will do the same.
ACCOMMODATION: The basic accommodation is in the family rooms. This makes it a cheap stay for an island paradise at $50 per night per person (if 2 in the room). The rooms have a double bed and a double bunk. The shower and toilet are between two rooms so is shared with only those in the other room. From my experience last time, it seems to work well. Food can be stored in the camp kitchen which has fridges etc. We have had no trouble with this in the past. As mentioned earlier, you can upgrade to separate accommodation of either a garden room or Island cabin at normal list rates. Neither of these have kitchens, but do have an ensuite and fridge/freezer and air conditioner. So, either way, bring your OWN FOOD and DRINKS on the barge.
If you wish to upgrade to an Island Cabin or Garden Room I RECOMMEND you BOOK ASAP. Already some of the rooms have been booked for the weekend we are there so are unavailable for our week.
For those UPGRADING, please contact the resort directly (PH 07 4939 2050), tell them you are with the Kayaking club and book your selected accommodation and pay a deposit. We will handle the family rooms only.
Essential supplies such as coffee, beer, bread, milk and ice cream can be bought from the hotel.
Below – Camp Cabins.

Accomodation – GKI

GETTING THERE: Normally, the evening before, we stay at the Big 4 Capricornia Palms Village at Yepoon a few minutes from Rosslyn Bay. This is approx a seven hour drive from the Sunny Coast. Given most are tired after the drive, we previously have had pizza delivered, although now they have a van and you can have fish and chips done on site which I can recommend (plus some other fast food I think). Of course, you can self-provision if you wish, or eat out if you like. Remember, it is an early start next morning. The caravan park has cabins and also a bunk house with common sleeping. If there are 10 or more who are happy to stay in this it becomes very cheap at approx $28 for the night. PLEASE ADVISE ME if you would like to stay in the bunk house and we’ll see if we have enough takers. Otherwise, please book your stay directly with the park. Their phone numbers are 07 4933 6144 or 1800 068 703. Of course, camping or sleeping in the car are other options there.
FERRY DETAILS: We gather at Rosslyn Harbour early (time will be finalised later) and move our gear and kayaks onto the ferry. Loading and unloading is a team effort.
Below – Loading Laydown Area at Rosslyn Boat Harbour.

Loading Laydown – Mainland

Below – Kayaks on the Cat.

Kayaks on Cat – GKI

Below – Beach Unloading

Beach Unloading – GKI

Below – Island Luggage Transport

Luggage Cart – GKI

Below – Beach Loading for return trip at GKI.