A three day trip across Moreton Bay from Point Halloran at Victoria Point to Amity Point on North Stradbroke island. Camp overnight and then complete a morning paddle to Dunwich, staying overnight at UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station. Return across the bay to Point Halloran on Sunday via Coochiemudlo island.
On Saturday we will have an early start paddling with the tide to Dunwich to stay at UQ’s research station. In the afternoon we will explore Dunwich, the island, and/or Point Lookout, depending on time and transport. After returning to Dunwich, we will have dinner in a local club (eg Thai food), and return for evening activities at the station.
On Sunday we will cross the bay a bit before high tide (when the tide outside the station allows) over to Coochiemudlo island for coffee, before leaving for Point Halloran to return to the club shed.
|Paddle Type||Sea kayaking|
|Trip Leader||Jane Baker|
|Distance(s)||Friday – 25 km to Amity (tidal assisted)|
Sat – 12 km (tidal assisted)
Sun – 14 – 20 km back depending on route option, conditions, and group. Partial tidal assist.
|Paddle Duration(s)||Friday: 6 hour paddling|
Saturday: 2 hours paddling
Sunday: 4 hours paddling
|Tide(s)||At Brisbane Bar|
|Moon||Full moon on Friday|
|Sunrise – Sunset times||Sunrise 6.07|
|Put in Point||Orana Esplinade, Point Halloran, Victoria Point.|
|Take out Point||Friday: Amity; Saturday: Dunwich; Sunday Point Halloran|
|Departure time (put in)||9:00 AM|
|Alternate Route Variations|
|Alternate Take Out Points||Redland Bay|
Dunwich, then take car ferry back (eg bad weather)
|Facilities||Amity: Showers, Toilets, water, local shop|
Dunwich: rooms/beds (no camping), sheets, water, toilets/showers, cooking facilities, power, Meeting room.
|Chart Information||MB8 |
Southern Moreton Bay maps 2,3,5
Moreton Bay Beacon to Beacon guide map 13
Travel Route to Put in point
|Put in Point(s)|
Put in take out point
|Take Out Point(s)|
|Extra Files and Links|
Risks and Management
|Sea Kayak Risk Assessment||Club Sea Kayak Risk Assessment; ✓ 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; ✓ Equipment Failure; ✓ Fitness / Fatigue; ✓ Getting Separated from Group; ✓ Group Getting Lost; ✓ Heat Exhaustion / Hyperthermia; ✓ Hit by Paddle; ✓ Hypothermia; ✓ Ineffective Rudder; ✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable; ✓ 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; ✓ Strainers (Overhanging Trees / Mangroves / Fishing Lines / Structures); ✓ Sunburn; ✓ Tripping while walking;|
|Travel Risk Assessment||Club Travel Risk Assessment; ✓ Becoming Lost; ✓ Chemical: Unleaded Petrol; ✓ Incident or Accident while Driving; ✓ Injury from Loading / Unloading Equipment from vehicle; ✓ Listed Risks Not Applicable; ✓ Loads Falling from Vehicle or Trailer, or hitting occupants in accident; ✓ Towing Trailer;|
|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|
|Nearest Medical Help and Contacts||Dunwich|
Marie Rose Medical Centre
Cnr Petrie St and Oxley Parade
(next door to MBRS (UQ’s Research Facility)
Nurse available 24/7
Bay Islands Medical Service (07)3409 5434
27 Russell Terrace, Macleay Island QLD 4184
Weippin St, Cleveland
(07) 3488 3111
|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; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ Signal Mirror; ✓ V-Sheet; ✓ VHF Radio; ✓ Whistle;|
|Additional or Emphasised Equipment|
|Check of Paddlers’ Equipment||✓ Bailing Device; ✓ Footwear (covered); ✓ Medication; ✓ PFD; ✓ Paddle Leash; ✓ Spray Deck; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear; ✓ Water;|
|Boat Loading||Thursday evening, 18-4-2019 6:00 PM|
|Boat Loading Location||at shed|
|Boat Loading Details||load trailer or cars|
|Meeting Time (meet location)||6:45am|
|Depart Time (meet location)||7 AM|
|Meet time (put in)||8:00 AM|
|Go Home Time||3- 4pm Sunday|
Contact Jane Baker