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Colleges Crossing to Richardson Park

Sunday, 15 June 2008


This is the section of the Brisbane river below the weir.

Full Details
We will depart from Colleges Crossing soon after 9 am. High tide there will be around 10 am so most of the trip will be with the tide.

We will kayak 6 km past Venus Pools to Kookaburra Park where we will stop for a snack.

There is a 9 km stretch to the junction with the Bremer river and Joseph Brady Park where we will lunch

From there we will do another 9 km to Richardson Park

If we have enough cars we will leave a car at Richardson's park on the way up else we will have to do a car shuttle

Time: Sunday 15th June 2008 Meet at clubhouse at 7 am
Duration: All Day. We will plan to leave the club by 7.30 am, be on the water by 9 am and be off the water by 3 pm and back at the shed by 4 pm.
Distance: about 24km.
Paddle type: Flat water

Requirements:

  • Basic fitness - This is a reasonably long paddle so fitness and basic kayaking ability are required
  • Equipment: Roscos or TKs, PFDs. Bring a picnic lunch, snacks, at least 2L WATER, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, insect repellant, money, hat, towel, warm gear, wind and rain proof top.
Basic Costs: If you can afford it, a donation towards kayak upkeep.
Meet: 7 am at the UQ Canoe Club to load kayaks. Depart before 7.45 am and drive to Richardson Park to drop one car. Drive on to Crosby crossing. Aim to be on the water by 9am.
Tides: High tide at Brisbane Bar is 6.46 am and Colleges crossing will be about 3 hours later
Registration: Please register your interest with the leader by email (first come first served). Please indicate whether you have transport and if you have roof racks for kayaks. If you have not kayaked with the leader before please give some indication of your skills level to assist planning.

Leader: Michael Wynne
Contact: "seakayaking" followed by "@uqcanoeclub.net"

See MAPS OF BRISBANE for details.