Goolang Whitewater Weekend
Saturday, 06 October 2012
A fun trip to Goolang Creek in NSW, and a chance for less experience members to build their whitewater skills. The trip is being led by some of club members who are undergoing leader training under the supervision of an instructor.
Duration : 6th & 7th of October (departing on the 5th)
Program of activity - Whitewater leader training trip. - 5th-7th October
A few members are heading down to Goolang Creek in NSW to do our river leader training. To do so, we need a group of paddlers to coach and demonstrate our river leading skills with.
This is an excellent opportunity for people new to whitewater or less experienced paddlers to increase their skills and learn new techniques. Paddlers of pretty much any level are welcome.
Training is facilitated by Rob Delderfield from Nymboida canoe center, plus those of us doing the river leader training.
We will be staying in the camp site at Nymboida canoe centre (on Goolang creek - see link to map on their home page), there is camping or cabins available. Camping will be approx $8 a night from memory, cabins are not too expensive either. Definitely a good idea if it rains a lot!
This training trip is made possible due to a 2012 Queensland Government Grant (Department of Communities) to improve club leadership depth. The grant was part of the department's Sport and Recreation Inclusion Program (Club support category).
Timings for the actual training will be announced later once there is a program of events from the guys down there.
You will need:
Food: For this section I have stolen a list Breck made up for a previous trip.
Meals people need to cater for:
Food: Please plan to cook using gas or fuel stoves as we have been there in the past when there is no firewood available or it is too wet to use the fire. If we can we will use the fires, they have wood fire barbeques with hot plates and grills. You will need to bring tongs, scrapers oil etc as none of it is supplied.
It is up to you if you cook or eat cold meals. I will personally be cooking breakfasts and dinners :-)
You can drink alcohol there as well but keep in mind the nearest bottle shop which is definitely open is back in Grafton 35km away.
Allow for all food to stay in an esky and remember we will only have so much room. If you are bringing meat, I suggest you consider freezing it or at least the second and third day's meat to assist with ice and help it last. There are fridges, microwaves, kettles and gas barbecue's up at the cabins but they are for cabin use and usually busy. We don't use them unless we have no choice as we don't want to annoy the camp manager.
Examples for food:
Feel free to contact me if you want more information.