Social Paddle with the Tide

Start from UQCC shed paddling with the tides to Sherwood arboretum for BBQ and games. Return on the turn of the tide back to shed after lunch.

Departing the UQCC shed at 8am, the group will paddle with the tides up the Brisbane river 14.5km at a slow pace to the Sherwood Arboretum opposite lone pine sanctuary. A brief half-way stop will occur at Oxley creek, where is a pontoon and toilets.

The Paddle back to the shed will occur around midday when the tide is full and starts flowing downstream back to the UQCC shed, where the trip ends.

Cost is Free
BYO food for Brunch/lunch for yourself or to share

Grade: 1 +
Environment: River
Meet: 7:30 AM
Depart: 8 AM
Duration: 5-6 hrs
Distance: 30 km (both ways)
Tides: Paddling will occur with the tides up and down river (30/3/2014)

  • Low tide UQCC shed: 5:10AM (approx.)
  • High tide UQCC shed: 10:44AM (approx.)
  • Low tide Sherwood Arboretum: 7:45AM (approx.)
  • High tide Sherwood Arboretum: 12:30pm (approx.)

Required equipment

  • Food for paddling and lunch
  • Waterbottle
  • Sun protection

Recommended equipment

  • Footwear suitable for paddling,
  • Food / Nourishment for the duration of the trip.
  • Change of clothes for the end of the paddle

Paddlers Requirements: Paddlers can be of any level, this trip is aimed at giving experience to beginner paddlers of what to expect from longer trips

Alternate route/Take out points: Taxi (boat can be towed back to Shed)

Risks: boat traffic, fatigue, suburn, dehydration, paddle related injuries
Steps to alleviate risks: Bring a change of clothes for the end of the paddle, Dress for the outdoors, Bring wind/ rain proof cag/ jacket. Advise trip leader of any medical conditions beforehand. Make participants aware of the potential of encountering snakes (on land) at this location this time of year.

Emergency Contact: 000
Communication: Mobile phone, whistle
Safety Equipment: first aid kit, tow line.
Check of other paddler equipment: PFD, suitable craft, medication, water, footwear.
Maps: Google map here

Leader: Paul Melloy (Terrence Toh – 2IC)
Register by: Sat29th March
Registration (required before the trip): Paul

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