Lake Weyba (Lower Noosa River)

A flatwater day paddle from Noosaville to Lake Weyba and back.

Event ID: 170430S
Last Modified: 2017-04-19 22:47:00

A flatwater trip from the lower Noosa River to Lake Weyba on Sunday, April 30. Paddling in Rosco and sea kayaks in the Noosa everglades up to Lake Weyba. Approx. 20 km of paddling with some tidal assistance.

Paddle Type Flatwater; Sea kayaking
Start Date 30-4-2017
End Date 30-4-2017
Trip days 1
Trip Leader Maija Raudsepp
Grade 1
Distance(s) 18-20 km on flat water
Paddle Outline 6:15 am – Meet at shed to load gear
6:30 am – depart from shed
8:45 am – meet at Quota Park and unload boats
9:30 am – start paddling on Noosa River

12:00 pm – lunch at Lake Weyba
1:00 pm – start paddling after lunch
3:00 pm – finish paddling and load boats
4:00 pm – depart for Brisbane
6:30 pm – wash boats at UQCC shed

The return times may vary depending on traffic.

Paddle Duration(s) 4.5 hours
Tide(s) Low tide (0.47 m): 5:05 am
High tide (1.71 m): 10:50 am
Low tide (0.48 m): 4:51 pm
Put in Point Quota Park, Noosaville
Take out Point Quota Park, Noosaville
Departure time (put in) 9:30 AM
Alternate Route Variations 16 km if paddling directly to the entrance of Lake Weyba. Several detours (adding 3-7 km) possible (see maps).
Alternate Take Out Points Take out points along various sites on the route near roads and populated areas.
Take out point on Lake Weyba drive at Lunch site.
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Noosaville to Lake Weyba Route

Put in Point(s)
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Quota Park, Noosaville

Additional Maps
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Route Variation: Botanical Loop (2.8km)

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Route variation: Cross lake Weyba (~4km each way)

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Lunch site, Lake Weyba


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk Assessment UQ Risk Assessment #45934; ✓ Animals and Plants (major injury);
✓ Animals and Plants (minor injury);
✓ Bad Weather / Weather Change;
✓ Boat Traffic / Shipping;
✓ Capsize;
✓ Carrying Boats;
✓ Cuts, Sprains, and Strains;
✓ Darkness falls / Stranded Overnight;
✓ Dehydration;
✓ Drowning;
✓ Enter / Exit Boat;
✓ Entire Group Capsizing;
✓ Equipment Failure;
✓ Fitness / Fatigue;
✓ Getting Separated from Group;
✓ Group Getting Lost;
✓ Hit by Paddle;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures);
✓ Sunburn;
✓ Tripping while walking;
Travel Risk Assessment UQ Assessment #57960; ✓ Becoming Lost;
✓ Breakdown or Breakdown in Remote Area;
✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol;
✓ Drowsiness while Driving;
✓ Incident or Accident while Driving;
✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle;
✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident;
✓ Towing Trailer;
Risk Management
Paddler Requirements ✓ Conditions can be calm, but can change dramatically with winds and tides contributing significantly to this.
✓ Paddlers must advise leaders if they have health issues or injuries that may affect participation. Ensure medication is carried and is accessible. If unsure, they should check with their doctor beforehand.
✓ Participants must be familiar with, and have demonstrated, a wet exit and T-rescue (in a sea kayak) while a member of the club.
✓ Participants must self-assess their, and their equipment’s ability to cope with this grade of club event. The club grading scale is located on the club website. This should be consulted prior to registration, and any concerns or anything needing clarification should be raised with the trip leader beforehand.
✓ Participants need the skills for the grade for the trip, unless modified below (Additional Comments).
✓ Participants should have an appropriate level of fitness. This is a trip that requires a moderate fitness level and a minimum sustained cruising speed as required by the paddle grade
Emergency Contact Information Emergencies only – 000

QF5 Noosa Coast Guard
Munna Point,
Noosaville QLD 4566
Phone: (07) 5474 3695
Alternate phone: (07) 5474 7670

Nearest Medical Help and Contacts Noosa Hospital
111 Goodchap Street
(07) 5455 9200
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Dry clothing (to keep warm);
✓ Equipment Requirements for Grade;
✓ Food adequate for trip duration;
✓ Footwear suitable for paddling, swimming and extra for on land;
✓ Paddle clothes to protect from cold/wind (e.g. thermal/spray jacked or cag);
✓ Review potential equipment;
✓ Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, long sleeved paddle clothes, sunscreen, etc);
✓ Water – 3L per day (4L if camping);
✓ Water and snacks accessible while paddling;
Kayak Equipment ✓ Dry bag;
✓ PFD and paddle;
✓ Paddle tie;
✓ Pump, sponge, bailer, and paddle float;
✓ Sea Kayaking Required Equipment List;
✓ Spray Deck (if you have never used one tell the leader before you register!);
✓ Suitable paddle craft (sea kayak if seakayaking);
✓ Whistle;
Safety Equipment ✓ First Aid Kit;
✓ Hand Pump (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Paddle Floats (at least 1 per 2 boats);
✓ Repair Kit;
✓ Rescue Stirrup;
✓ Spare Paddle;
✓ Torch / Glow stick;
Communications ✓ Flares;
✓ Mobile Phone;
✓ Signal Mirror;
✓ V-Sheet;
✓ VHF Radio;
✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment Please bring water (2-3 L), lunch, snacks, sun protection and footwear.
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 29-4-2017 5:00 PM
Boat Loading Location Boat loading at the UQCC shed at 5:00 pm the night before.
Boat Loading Details Please contact Maija if you are unable to make the boat loading and let her know your preferred boat to bring.
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 6:15 AM
Depart Time (meet location) 6:30 AM
Meet time (put in) 8:45 AM
Go Home Time 7 PM
Costs $10 UQCC wear and tear cost, plus petrol money for your driver. Extra money for coffee or food after the paddle (optional).



Register with: Maija Raudsepp Leader Email Address Location: Inductors Contacts Page
Register by: 27-4-2017 Event ID: 170430S

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