Inskip Point and Fraser Island Weekend – Dugong country

This will be a two and a half day (two night) kayaking trip to Inskip Point, Fraser Island and Tin Can Bay. The area is well known for dolphin and dugong sightings.

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Event ID: 171118S
Last Modified: 2017-08-29 00:11:58
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Friday November 17
Meet at UQCC shed at 4:00 pm.
5:00 pm – depart Brisbane for Inskip Point (3 hour drive)
Camping at M.V. Sarawak campground (furthest from park entrance), which gives us the best water access
Facilities: toilets, camping sites
Need to bring: drinking water, camping gear, food
On Saturday we will paddle in the bay and will try to spot some dugongs, dolphins and turtles. On Sunday we cross the channel to Frazer Island and will paddle along the sheltered coast of Fraser Island. Again there might be the chance to spot some dugongs.
On Sunday afternoon, we will pack the boats and drive back to Brisbane.

Paddle Type Sea kayaking
Start Date 17-11-2017
End Date 19-11-2017
Trip days 3
Depart Date 18-11-2017
Return Date 19-11-2017
Paddle days 2
Trip Leader Martin
2IC Steff
Grade 1
Distance(s) Saturday: 20 km
Sunday: 20 km
Paddle Outline Saturday November 18
Onwater: 8:00 am; Offwater: 3:30
Paddle from the campground to Tin Can Bay and back. 20 km round-trip (some tidal assistance on the way back). We are planning to launch and take out the boats directly from the beach at the campground. If the weather does not permit this, we will lunch from the protected side of the spit but we may need to use the boat ramp in the channel at low tide.

Sunday November 19
8:22 am (high tide); 14:32 pm (low tide)
Onwater: 7:30 am; Offwater: 2:00 pm
We need to cross the channel to Fraser Island during slack tide. That means a very early start is essential. The boats, all gear, food and water needs to be packed on Sat night.
Paddle to Fraser Island in morning during high time, go up inside coast, lunch on island, return to mainland during low tide. 20 km round trip. Warning: even at slack tide, there may be strong currents in the channel.
2:00 – go for a swim
2:30 – pack boats and tents
3:30 pm – return to Brisbane
7:30 pm – unpack trailer and wash boats

Paddle Duration(s) 8:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00 pm
Tide(s) Saturday: 7:51 am (high tide); 1:54 pm (low tide)

Sunday: 8:22 am (high tide); 2:32 pm (low tide)

Moon New moon on Saturday November 18
Sunrise – Sunset times 4:51 am sunrise
6:15 pm sunset
Put in Point Inskip Point – M.V. Sarawak campground (see campsite links)
Take out Point Inskip Point – M.V. Sarawak campground (see campsite links)
Alternate Route Variations If the waves are too high for launching, we might drive to the community of Tin Can Bay, feed some dolphins and go for a paddle there.
Alternate Take Out Points Tin Can Bay
Carlo Point Boat Ramp
Jetty at Bullock Point
Facilities M.V. Sarawak campground – campsites, toilets, * NO showers or drinking water * .
Day 1 Route (Tin Can Bay)
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Day 2 Route (Along Fraser Island)
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Extra Files and Links Inskip Camping information
Inskip Camping map (PDF)
M.V. Sarawak campsite (PDF)

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Tin Can Bay

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Tin Can Bay

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Inskip Ferry

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Fraser Island from Inskip


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;
✓ Hypothermia;
✓ Ineffective Rudder;
✓ Medical Condition(s);
✓ Missing / Broken Paddle;
✓ Paddle Related Injuries / Tendonitis / Blisters;
✓ Panic / Fear;
✓ Rocks and Submerged Objects;
✓ Rough Seas;
✓ Sea Sickness;
✓ Separation from Boat;
✓ Sinking Boat;
✓ 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

QF17 Tin Can Bay Coast Guard
Norman Point,
Tin Can Bay QLD 4580
(07) 5486 4290

Monitored frequencies
VHF 16, 67, 80, 82
27MHz 27.88, 27.90
HF 2182

Nearest Medical Help and Contacts RAINBOW BEACH MEDICAL PRACTICE
10 Ilmenite Avenue
Telephone: 5486 3078
After hours: 5486 4600
Safety and Personal Equipment
Personal Equipment (check link) ✓ Camping Gear (e.g. tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag);
✓ Clothing you can get wet (on the water);
✓ Cooking gear;
✓ 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 Bring camping equipment, food for three days and all paddling equipment
There is no drinking water at the camp site. Bring enough for the weekend (4L per day)
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment ✓ Bailing Device;
✓ Footwear (covered);
✓ Medication;
✓ PFD;
✓ Paddle Leash;
✓ Spray Deck;
✓ Suitable Craft;
✓ Sunsmart Gear;
✓ Water;



Boat Loading 17-11-2017 4:00 PM
Boat Loading Location Club Shed
Boat Loading Details We will load in the afternoon. Please be on time! We have a 3 hr drive to Inskip.
Meet Location Club Shed
Meeting Time (meet location) 4 PM
Depart Time (meet location) 5 PM
Costs $10 per day wear and tear camping fees (2 nights)



Register with: Martin Leader Email Address Location: Member Contacts Page
Register by: 12-11-2017 Event ID: 171118S