UPDATE – Posted 4th February

DATES: February 2021
Arrive: Tuesday 9th Feb.
Paddle: Wednesday to Monday
Depart: Tuesday 16th Feb.
COORDINATOR: Garth Petersen.
ACCOMODATION – Please mention that you are with The Kayak Club.
Discovery Parks
295 Boat Harbour Drive. Scarness. Hervey Bay
They have 20 cabins that hold up to 4 or 6 people, van and camp sites.


A significant number of paddles have been identified. The actual selection will be made at the time given the prevailing tide and weather conditions.
However, the Thursday paddle will be the Maryborough city reach of the Mary River, thus giving the non-paddlers the morning at the renowned Maryborough Markets.

If conditions are good.

Starting at Point Vernon

Eastward from Gataker’s Bay around Point Vernon to the pines.
This is a picturesque paddle with a rocky fore shore. At low tide and ideal conditions, small pockets of live coral can be viewed. 15km if we have coffee at Scarness, otherwise 14km.
Westward from the Western Foreshore at Parrawenna Park to Oregans creek.
Up to 16km, this is some what protected from the South Easterly’s.

Starting from Urangan

Paddle Launch Site to be decided onsite at the Camp.

Urangan to Pialba (with coffee at Scarness) along the foreshore. 14km.
Urangan to Woody Island 14km (If weather right, some may circumnavigate the Is for 24km)

Starting from River Heads

River Heads Ramps

Paddle Launch Site to be decided onsite at the Camp.

There are three boat ramps.
1. The Fraser Ferry Ramp – not for public use.
2. The Outside Ramp – our First Choice.
3. The Inside Ramp – a Risky Ramp as strong tides cause a whirlpool adjacent to the ramp. However, it is the choice if Northerly winds prevail.
River Heads to Fraser Island 18km (white cliffs).

Starting in Maryborough Town

Thursday’s Paddle when the heritage markets are on in town .
Maryborough Town reach 16km (with tide)
Paddle Launch Site to be decided onsite at the Camp.
There are three possible launch sites.
1. The Boat Ramp adjacent to The Lamington Bridge.
2. The Maryborough Sailing Club.
3. The Boat Ramp off Dundas Street, Granville.

Back up Paddles:

  • Beelbi Ck, Toogum 15km.
  • Gatakers Bay up Eli Creek 14km.
  • Maryborough up Tinana Ck (also know as Jumpo Ck) up to 18km.
  • Maryborough upstream past the original town site 14km (see some of the older Mbro homes).
  • Burrum Heads, up Burrum River, distance as per conditions.
  • Plus a range of Paddles commencing from River Heads.

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