A quick update for your information.

We will be leaving on the barge to go across between 6.30 /7.00 am.

This means we will need to be at the loading wharf at about 5am. I will give final details at happy hour at the Capricorn C Van Pk at 5pm on the 9th.

I am advised by the resort that there will be adequate refrigeration and freezer space on the Island. All bedding is provided and you can hire beach towels in need.

In ensuring everything is named, don’t forget to name your paddle as there are many that look the same.

If anyone has any questions that they like answered, contact me and I’ll endeavour to get an answer.

It’s getting close now, let’s hope Covid behaves.



Hello everyone

In preparation for the Great Keppel Island camp, the Skills Development class schedule has been modified as follows:

Preparation for Keppel

July 13, 20, 27 and August 3 – classes will be at Mooloolaba Spit (Kiddies Corner).  Classes are open to the regular skills development students and all people going to Keppel.  Classes will start at 07:30 to help students find car parking before it gets too busy.  Please dress for immersion.  The water is a little cool – not too bad – but the wind chill is significant after being in the water.   The focus will be on beach launching and landing, and the associated boat control skills as paddlers approach and depart the beach.  Students are free to leave the class at any stage if they are too cold.

Classes during GKI camp

August 10, 17, no Skills Development class due to the Great Keppel Island camp.

The schedule from August 24 onwards will be advised later.

Rob Plenderleith

Skills Development Coordinator


FOR THOSE NOT GOING TO GREAT KEPPEL..a few of us will be going to Currigee Camping ground, Sth Stradbroke Is. For 4 days.. leaving Wednesday 11/8, Thursday 12/8, Friday 13/8, returning Saturday 14/8. Welcome to join us.

Departing from Runaway Bay Marina..paddle across to Currigee ( approx 1/2 hour)

Camping cost..$7 pp per night, hot showers/toilets, fire pits & Kiosk.

For more information phone

Barry 0407211052

Albert 0401867845


Day by day Relive videos now available  click links below.  Compliments of Richard Sharpe

DAY 1. Inskip to Snout Point

DAY 2. Snout Point to Ungowa

DAY 3. Ungowa Camp to Timber Settlement

DAY 4. Ungowa to Big Woody 

DAY 5. Big Woody to Little Woody & Lighthouse

DAY 6. Big Woody to Urangan

Mini Camp – Upper Noosa River

Following many requests, it has been decided to hold a camp to the upper reaches of the Noosa River.

The challenge with this is the limitation on camping numbers past Camp site 3, so we have to be a little bit creative in our approach.

It also means we’ll need a fairly accurate idea of numbers to make the best plans.

Below are two camp options. Camp ‘A’ is for 3 nights and camp ‘B’ is 4 nights.

After perusing the details, Paul and I would like an idea of those interested and which option you’d prefer.

Both camps will do the same activities with the 5 day camp being more relaxed and less strenuous. There are toilets at all camp sites except for the night at the top of the river.  All camping gear and water will need to be taken on the kayak.


Camp A                                                              Camp B

Day 1 Mon 4th October                                   Day 1 Mon 4th

Depart Boreen Pt to Camp site 3                      As per Camp A

stops at 

Fig Tree…….. 13.5Km

Harrys Hut…. 5km

Camp site 3…7.7km 

Total 26.2km


Day 2  Tue 5th                                                 Day 2 Tue 5th

AM….. Walk to sand blow                                   AM….Casual Walk to sand Blow

      Pack up and have lunch                               PM….Walk, swim, Kayak or relax

PM…..Paddle to Camp 15


Erect camp, play in Teewah Ck


Day 3  Wed 6th                                               Day 3 Wed 6th

Paddle to Fig Tree 25.7km                                Paddle to Camp 15 (13km)

  Stops at Camp site 4…12km                           Explore Teewah Ck

                  Harry’s Hut …8.7km

                  Fig Tree….5km


Day 4   Thu 7th                                               Day 4   Thu 7th

Paddle Kin Kin Ck  11.5km                                Paddle to Fig Tree 25.7km

Morning tea at Kinaba                                       Stops at Camp site 4….12km

Paddle to Boreen Pt….7km                                 Harry’s Hut…..8.7km

        (Home about lunch)                                  Fig Tree……5km     


 Day 5  Fri 8th

Paddle Kin Kin Ck…11.5km

Morning Tea at Kinaba

Paddle to Boreen Pt….7km    (home about lunch)


Due to the limitation on numbers, acceptances will be in the order they are received.

In responding, PLEASE advise whether you wish to be on camp ‘A’ or ‘B’

If you aren’t worried whether you do the 3 or 4 night camp, please advise as it will give us further flexibility.


Please send your response to Paul Watt email: paulwatt@bigpond.com

We reserve the right to make changes in need, depending on numbers.



Paul & Bruce

February/March 2022 – Evans Head Camp

When: 27th February – 6th March 2022

Organizer: Sue Alcock


EVANS HEAD CAMP –    27 FEB – 6 March  2022 (7 nights)

The NSW’s Evans Head trip will be our first camp for 2022, and the first interstate club camp, for some time, due to the Covid restrictions. The area has an abundance of waterways, of which we can paddle, with the added attraction of the surf beach, where avid kayak surfers can play to their hearts content. Although the camp is next February, we do need to mull over and book our accommodation asap.

Please think through carefully, as some places do not give refunds, that is if you need to cancel, for any reason, they will not give cash refunds however they will give credit and transfers to another date, where possible. If it is a government directive, relating to Covid lockdowns then a credit refund on your card will be given.

Types of available accommodation in Evans Head.

  1. A) Bookings can be made through our kayak club for ………….

EVANS HEAD ‘BOWLO’ CABINS.                                          Website – evansheadbowls.com.au

Information can be seen on the above website but all bookings, deposits etc need to be made to our club, as we have already made tentative bookings for six (6) cabins (with a group discount.) Approximate cost per person for the four & six person cabins will be between $275 – $300 each, for the week.

Details as follows ………….

*   3-bedroom cabin for 5 or 6 people                                        1533.00  per week

*   2 bedroom cabin for 4 singles                                                1113.00  per week 

*    1 bedroom cabin for 2 people                                                  833.00  pw

*       Motel style room for 2 people                                               623.00  pw 

If you are interested in sharing (or making a booking for a 1 x bedroom cabin or motel room) please let Sue Alcock know by Wed 14th July. We will ask for a deposit soon after, which will confirm your place.  Email Sue at sue.alcock@bigpond.com  or text 0439 623 209

  1. B) Independent bookings can be made through the following ……….

REFLECTIONS CARAVAN PARK.                                   Website – reflectionsholidaypark.com.au

The caravan park is next to the ‘Bowlo’ and has a walking path linking the two places, the park also has cabins. Dogs are also permitted at the time we will be there.

*   Cabins – there are five different types of cabins, varying in price from approximately 869.00 p w to nearly    2000.00                                                               

*   Ensuite powered sites $65 per night                                                          455.00  pw

*   Powered sites       $43.00 per night                                                           301.00  pw 

Please make your own booking arrangements for this park.


For private rental property arrangements you can contact …………..

*     Elders (was L J Hookers)                    02 6682 6000

*     First National                                    02 6682 6226

For more accommodation information you can refer to Paul’s email, that will follow.

Reminder –

If you are interested in this camp please email Sue at sue.alcock@bigpond.com or text 0439 623 209 and indicate the type of accommodation you would like to book.

Looking forward to your replies.


Sue & Paul





The Sandy Straits trip is getting close, hope everyone is more organised than I am.

 Most of us will be starting from Inskip point, to catch the tide we need to be on the water by 8am.

 The first paddle is only a short distance so that gives us plenty of time to set up camp and have lunch, for those who feel energetic there is a walking track that goes across the Island.

 The second day we again need to be on the water by 8am to catch the tide, morning tea will be at Gary’s Anchorage then on to Ungowa for two nights.

 Day 4, we leave Ungowa for Woody Island, we won’t have to leave until morning tea time because of the tide. We can have lunch on a Fraser Island beach before heading for Woody Island were we will spend two nights.

 On the morning of Wednesday the 16th we will make the short trip across to Urangan, finishing around midday.

 See you adventurous kayakers at Inskip point.

Cheers Dean


This camp is to be held at the picturesque Somerset Dam arriving on Sunday 7th Nov and departing on the afternoon of Friday 12th Nov.

We will be staying at NRMA Lake Somerset Holiday Park which is right on the water and has 3 bedroom Villas that sleep up to 8, 2 bedroom villas that sleep up to 4, a log cabin that sleeps up to 8 and safari tents that sleep up to 4. ADDITIONALLY, powered and unpowered van and tent sites are available.

Check in time for villas etc is 2pm and 8am for camp and van sites.

Check out times for villas etc is 10am but all can stay on site until 6pm on checkout day. Those who have to vacate rooms can join the peasants in the slums and still use the camping amenities.

This means we will have a paddle on the Friday before heading home.

There will be a minimum of four paddles to various parts of Lake Somerset. The fifth paddle will be decided on closer to the camp and will be dependent on water flows and lake heights.

When booking, if you are a member of RACQ or NRMA, advise them as you will get a discount. (ie make sure you get a member to book for you.)

This is a quantum change from our August Camp but a great venue in a great location. With no tides to contend with and plenty of places to stop, there will be something for everyone. I recommend it!

Good paddling


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.