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Sea Kayak Trips 2004

Fraser Island World Heritage Area

Weekend trip 5/7 November 2004

Grading: 1-2 (open to members who have been on a least one other club trip or can demonstrate sea kayaking experience)
Description: This trip will depart the Club's Boat Shed at 4pm on Friday 5th November. We will drive to Hervey Bay and stay in cabins for the evening. In the morning we will either paddle across to Fraser Island or some may choose to take the ferry across.

This trip is suited to paddlers with some sea kayaking experience. If you decide to paddle across to Moon Point-Fraser Island (12km crossing) you will need to be able paddle at 5-6km per hour for two hours. Those wanting to save some energy can catch the ferry across to Moon Point-Fraser Island (this will also be an option on the return trip). Once at Fraser Island (Moon Point) we will paddle up the North West side to a camp at Woralie Creek (13km from Moon Point). You will paddle in crystal clear waters hopefully in the company of Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, and Dugongs. You will experience beach camping on Fraser Island World Heritage Area, have the opportunity to relax, swim, and to develop your sea kayaking skills.
Departure: 4:00pm Friday 5th November at the Club's Boat Shed
Return: Sunday 7th November, late afternoon/evening at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: 6pm Monday 1st November at the Club's Boat Shed
Trip Leader: Craig McSween

Spaces Available: 8

Cost: $80 + $15 per person for Friday night accommodation + $4 per person for camping Saturday night + $18 per person return for ferry (if not paddling across)

Moreton Island

Weekend trip 23/24 October 2004

Grading: 1 (open to all club members)
Description: This trip is suited to paddlers with some sea kayaking experience as well as beginners. This trip involves a ferry ride across Moreton Bay to Moreton Island National Park. You will paddle in clear waters around Moreton Island, camp on white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel. If you are lucky, you may also have the opportunity to see dolphins and turtles. If weather permits you may be able to explore the Tangalooma Wrecks.
Departure: 6:30am Saturday 23rd October at the Club's Boat Shed
Return: Sunday 24th October, late afternoon at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: 6pm Monday 18th October at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: 8
Trip Leader: Steve Hopkins
Cost: $60 + $60 for ferry (return) + $4 per person for camping

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North Stradbroke Island

Weekend trip 9/10 October 2004

Grading: 1 (open to all club members)
Description: This trip is ideal for paddlers with none or very little sea kayaking experience. Paddlers with some sea kayaking experience will have the opportunity to further develop their skills and ability. This trip involves a short ferry ride across Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island. You will paddle in clear waters, experience beach camping, swim and have the opportunity to learn sea kayaking skills. If you are lucky, you may also have the opportunity to see dolphins.
Departure: 6am Saturday 9th October at the Club's Boat Shed
Return: Sunday 10th October, mid to late afternoon at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: 6pm Monday 4th October at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: 8
Trip Leader: Steve Hopkins
Cost: $80 + $8.20 for camping

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Bribie Island / Pumicestone Passage

Weekend trip 2/3 October 2004

Grading: 0-1 (open to all club members)
Description: This trip is ideal for paddlers with none or very little sea kayaking experience. Paddlers with some sea kayaking experience will have the opportunity to further develop their skills and ability. The trip involves an easy paddle on the Sunshine Coast's Pumicestone Passage with an overnight camp on Bribie Island National Park. You will experience the marine environment of one of South East Queensland's most accessible waterways, take in views to the Glass House Mountains and have the opportunity to learn basic sea kayaking skills.
Departure: Saturday 2nd October, 6:30am at the Club's Boat Shed
Return: Sunday 3rd October, mid to late afternoon at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: 6pm Monday 27th September at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: 8
Trip Leader: Steve Hopkins
Cost: $60 + $4 per person for camping

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Iluka/ Yamba

Weekend trip 11/12 September 2004

Grading: 1 (prerequisites: none - open to all members)
Description: This is an ideal trip for paddlers with none or very little sea kayaking experience. This trip involves paddling in protected waters in Northern New South Wales. You will paddle alongside Bundjalung National Park and camp at Woody head. You will have the opportunity to explore Bundjalung National Park, walk, swim and learn basic sea kayaking skills.
Departure: TBA
Pre-Trip Briefing: Saturday 4th September, 7:30am at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: TBA
Trip Leader: TBA
Cost: $80 per person + $8 per person per night for camping

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Peel Island

Weekend trip 4/5 September 2004

Grading: 2 (prerequisites: basic skill level and a reasonable level of fitness) The total distance will be approximately 20km return. Participants need to be able to maintain a cruising speed of 5-6km per hour for a possible 2 hour crossing.
Description: This trip is ideal for paddlers who have participated in any of the clubs previous trips or has a basic sea kayaking skill level and reasonable fitness. This trip involves paddling in Moreton Bay and camping on St Helena Island. You have the opportunity to explore Platypus Bay, take a short walk and visit a historic leprosy colony, camp at Horseshoe Bay, swim and snorkel.
Departure: Saturday 4th September, 7:00am at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: Saturday 4th September, 7:00am at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: TBA
Trip Leader: TBA
Cost: $60 per person

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Jacobs Well-Bedrooms

Weekend trip 14/15 August 2004

Grading: 0-1 (prerequisites: none - open to all members)
Description: This is an ideal trip for paddlers with none or very little sea kayaking experience. The trip involves an easy paddle in the protected Jumpinpin estuary system (North of the Gold Coast) with an overnight camp at the Bedrooms (South Stradbroke Island). You will experience the marine environment of one of South East Queensland's largest estuarine systems, camp within access to the beach, swim, walk and have the opportunity to learn basic sea kayaking skills.
Departure: Saturday 14th August, 7:00am at the Club's Boat Shed
Pre-Trip Briefing: Tuesday 10th August, 6:00pm at the Club's Boat Shed
Spaces Available: TBA
Trip Leader: TBA
Cost: $55 per person + $5 per person per night for camping

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