Tighten your Tentrope

 (Camps Update Issue 1) Amended 25/2/23

Tighten your Tentrope is the first of my Camps updates for my role as Camp Coordinator, I’ll go with this title until someone can come up with something better, like “get your fly up” or “this is not my tent”.  There has been some idle chatter around a Boreen Point mini camp (15-18 Mar) and this is outlined over the page. Bruce then leads us south to Tathra (27 April – 13 May) which includes Shoalhaven Heads, Jervis Bay, Tuross Lake, Batemans Bay, Twofold Bay and Bega River. Heaps of new paddles on the way down and back, a great NSW south coast road trip If you haven’t booked this yet you should do yourself a favour and get onto it. . Winter in the Whitsundays is always a winner and Dave Pass and Chris Roberts are leading this camp which will based in Airlie Beach (14-28 August), there will also be some kayak camping options with-in this camp and I cant wait…!


 Boreen Point – Mini Camp Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 18 March?

Where: Boreen Point Campground and Caravan Park, 1 Esplanade Boreen Point

 Camp Leader: TBA

There are two options for this camp, the first is to paddle up Noosa River from Tewantin Boat Ramp after the Club Paddle on Wednesday, the tides will be in our favour for a 1pm departure and the distance is 17km. The second option is to drive to Boreen Point and check-in in the afternoon. The paddlers from Tewantin should arrive around 4pm.

The Camp ground has a web based booking system which is good as it is often difficult to get these guys on the phone. The Thursday Club paddle is planned for Boreen Point and the campers will join this and return to Boreen Point for the usual lunch with the Thursday paddlers.

A camp dinner is proposed at the Apollonian for Thursday night, following drinks at the bar 5pm.

Friday’s paddle will be either Harry’s Hut or Kin Kin Creek, whatever wasn’t covered on Thursday night. The other option for Friday will be continue to Camp 3 and have 2 nights there returning Sunday to Boreen Point, but I’ll see how much interest there is for this before committing.


Tathra Camp

27 April to 13 May

Camp Leader; Bruce Nicholson

Bruce has developed a cracker of an itinerary for the trip south covering Shoalhaven Heads to Bega River with many many paddles in between. The following is the itinerary:

Thursday 27 April Check-in at the Holiday Haven Caravan Park, 49 McIntosh St Shoalhaven Heads (02 4429 5409)

 Friday 28 April – Sunday 30 April Paddle Shoalhaven Gorge and Tallowa Dam, Honeymoon Bay, Jervis Bay, Wharf Road to Caravan Park, Shoalhaven River

 Monday 1 May Check-in at Nelligen Big 4 Holiday Park Nelligen 970 Kings Hwy (1 300 784 446) Tuesday 2 May –

 Thursday 4 May Paddle Clyde River Upstream, Tuross Lake, Batemans Bay

 Friday 5 May Check-in at Tathra Beach Eco Village, 5 Andy Poole Dr, Tathra (02 6494 4773)

 Saturday 6 May – Friday 12 May Paddle Bermagui River, Bithry Inlet, Wapengo Lake, Twofold Bay, Towamba River, Ocean Paddle, Bega River, Wallaga Lake, Dignams Creek

Saturday 13 May Check-out and head home or somewhere else!


Whitsunday Camp Monday 14 August to Monday 28 August Camp Leaders; Dave Pass and Chris Roberts Where: Tasman Holiday Park, Cnr Jubilee Pocket Road and Shute Harbour Rds. Dave and Chris are working with the van park currently on some good rates so just hold off booking until all that detail has been confirmed. The South East trade winds can blow strong for a few days at any time, accordingly a 14 day camp is planned in the hope of having at least 9-10 days of perfect paddling weather . The van park selected is in a central location , friendly staff, pet friendly and an ideal booking and cancellation policy . There will be day paddles arranged based on the weather, and there are many many options available. Airlie beach itself is a good day paddle along the coast , in and out of marinas , and a good beach for the coffee stop . Shute Hbr offers easy paddles to South Molle Island , North Molle Island , Daydream Island ( coffee and cake ) Long Island and the coast line north of Shute Hbr. As an option for the Kayak Campers Dean has offered to lead a group on a kayak camping trip to the outer Islands . This will be a 7 or more day trip with no supply opportunity on the way . It will be open only to members who have a demonstrated ability to cope with some heavy weather and who are not precious about returning with an extra scratch or two from rocks and coral . So , to impress Dean and Robb , you had best join them at skills days on the Maroochy bar !! For those who are not so adventurous, but want something more than the day paddles might offer or who have done it all before , there will be a 3 or 4 night camp at ” Paddle Bay ” on the north end of South Molle Island .This great camp gives the opportunity for many paddles ( Day Dream , North Molle , circumnavigate South Molle etc ) and access to the many walking tracks and to the now defunct South Molle resort

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