Update No 1 – 30th September 2018.

Camp Dates: Tuesday Feb 12th – Wed Feb 27th, 2019.

Trip duration will be 16 days and run along similar lines to our 2012 trip.


Below is a Camp Update from the Trip Manager, Jim Blyth.

Many members and partners have chosen to attend. The number of paddlers we can accommodate has a limiting number, 30 (i.e. to how many seats we have in kayaks).
At present we are full, along with a short waiting list.
With the deposits received we have secured return transport from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane, return airline tickets, accommodation at 4 locations, hire of 2 buses (12 & 25 seater), and kayak hire.

Some members have chosen to travel and stay separately from the main group, costs will be adjusted accordingly.  


  • Hobart – Paddle from Sandy Bay to Constitution Dock and return.
  • Bruny Island – 3 days. Daily paddles and/or an overnight paddle.
  • Port Arthur – 3 days. Daily paddles and/or a possible overnight paddle to Maria Island.
  • Coles Bay -3 days. Daily paddles and/or a possible overnight paddle around Freycinet Peninsula.
As we will be travelling as a group, all costs, except for personal items, are included.

Total Estimated Cost

This is still approx $2000 pp. and will cover the following:

  • Return transport by bus from Sunshine Coast to Brisbane.
  • Return air fares Brisbane to Hobart.
  • Shared accommodation in caravan park cabins.
  • Meals and snacks (prepared by trip members).
  • Kayak hire (mainly doubles).
  • Bus hire in Tasmania.
  • National Park fees where applicable.
  • Bruny Island car ferry.
Deposits have been paid.
Final Payments will be required by mid January.
Group members will be notified individually, by email, of monies owed.

Sue and Chris – Touring in Tassie. Image by Brian Martin.

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