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Mullumbimby to Brunswick Heads

Monday, 26 April 2010
A paddle from Mullumbimby to Brunswick heads along the Brunswick river. After lunch we will return to Mullumbimby

Full Details
The paddle is with the tide in both directions. Approximately 22 km. There is an option of having lunch at the Hotel Brunswick (02 668 51236)

Date Monday 26 April (public holiday after Anzac day)
Grade: 1 (note extended distance, although tide assisted)
Total distance: 22 km with the tide in both directions

Distance: 22 km (11 km + 11 km) with the tide (lunch midway) Duration: 1 day (~4 hours of paddling (2 x 2 hrs))
Paddle type: Sea kayaking
Tide (Brisbane bar): 14:03 (low)
Tide (Brunswick Heads): low 12:43 (-1:20 relative to Brisbane bar)

Put-in/ Pull out point: Federation Bridge, Mullumbimby - at the western end of Mullumbimby Heritage park, between Tincogan St and Coolamon Scenic Drive
Mid Exit point: Banner park, Brunswick Heads (Cnr Park St and Mullumbimby St, northwest of the Road bridge across Simpson's creek) near the Brunswick Hotel

Put in: The park (boat ramp) at the south end of Federation Bridge, Mullumbimby (where Tincogan St changes into Murwillumbah Road (Google maps calls this Coolamon Scenic drive). The park is adjacent, on Brunswick Terrace). Please take the turnoff to Mullumbimby south of the Brunswick river (from the newly upgraded section of the Pacific highway). Don't take the Billinudgel turnoff and work south that way because the road is slow and winding, and there are roadworks and detours.
Please let the trip organiser know if you can bring a car or if you can take a kayak (although this may not be needed)

Local maps

Approximate Schedule:

  • 7:00 Depart Brisbane (Road trip is 1.5-2 hr)
  • 9:30 AM Depart Mullumbimby
  • 11:30 AM Arrive Brunswick (2hr 11 km trip)
  • Lunch (2 hr) Brunswick Hotel
  • 1:30 PM Depart Brunswick
  • 3:30 PM Arrive Mullumbimby (2 hrs)
  • 4:00 PM depart Mullumbimby (2 hr 11 km trip)
  • 6:00 PM arrive Brisbane
  • 6:30 PM All over?
Gear: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, warm clothes, lunch
Basic Costs: Petrol money to whoever you get a lift with. Lunch Money (~$15-25) if buying . Gear donation (if you are economically able).
Meet: 6: 45 AM - at the club shed on Saturday morning

Emergency contact: Brunswick Volunteer Rescue Association (VMR 274) - (02) 66 850 148 - located at the river mouth.

Contact: Martin