Stradbroke Island Easter Weekend

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.

Preliminary plan

Event ID: 190419S
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We will paddle approximately 25km to Amity with strong assistance from the tide, stopping off for morning tea/ lunch at Peel Island, then travel with tidal assistance to the Amity Point campsite. After setting up our campsites we will explore Amity on foot and look out for koalas and dolphins. We will have sundowners (sunset & snacks) looking across the bay, followed by dinner at the Amity club.

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 TypeSea kayaking
Start Date19-4-2019
End Date21-4-2019
Trip days3
Trip LeaderJane Baker
2ICMartin Wynne
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 Outline Friday
  • 6:45 Meet club shed (don’t be late!)
  • 7:00 Depart shed
  • 8:00 Arrive Pt. Halloran
  • 8:45 Pre trip Briefing
  • 9:00 Depart
  • 11:00 Arrive Peel island for morning tea / early lunch
  • 12:00 Depart
  • 15.00 Arrive Amity
  • Set up camp
  • Explore Amity
  • 17:30 Amity Sunset
  • Optional Dinner at Amity Club
  • 6:30 Breakfast etc
  • 7:30 Break camp
  • 8:00 Pack boats
  • 8:30 Depart Amity
  • 10:30 Arrive Dunwich
  • 11:00 MBRS induction
  • 11:30 Settle in
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • Afternoon – explore Stradbroke/ Point Lookout etc
  • Optional dinner locally
  • Activity/talk – Options: weather and tides, kayak navigation, marine animals/first aid, or sand islands talk
  • 09:30 – 10:00 depart Dunwich (as tide permits)
  • 12:00 Arrive Coochiemudlo island for coffee / lunch
  • 14:30 Return to Point Halloran
  • 15:00 Pack cars
  • 16:00 Return to Club Shed
  • 17:00 Clean up
  • 17:30-18:00 Return home!
Paddle Duration(s)Friday: 6 hour paddling
Saturday: 2 hours paddling
Sunday: 4 hours paddling
Tide(s)At Brisbane Bar
  • 9:22 (2.42m) [9:42 Victoria Point]
  • 15:51 (0.30m) [15:07 Amity]
  • 21:53 (2.48m) [21:17 Amity]
  • 10:04 (2.32m) [9:28 Amity, 10:14 Dunwich]
  • 16:26 (0.32m) [16:43 Dunwich]
  • 22:35 (2.51m)
  • 10:44 (2.32m) [10:54 Dunwich, 11:04 Victoria Point]
  • 16:59 (0.36m) [17:19 Victoria Point]
MoonFull moon on Friday
Sunrise – Sunset timesSunrise 6.07
Sunset 17.25

Put in PointOrana Esplinade, Point Halloran, Victoria Point.
Take out PointFriday: Amity; Saturday: Dunwich; Sunday Point Halloran
Departure time (put in)9:00 AM
Alternate Route Variations
  • Go via southern islands and Blakesley’s to shelter from wind on Friday or Sunday.
  • Stay both nights at Dunwich
  • Return direct Dunwich to Point Halloran
  • Return via Macleay island (Pat’s Park stop)
Alternate Take Out PointsRedland Bay
Cleveland Point
Dunwich, then take car ferry back (eg bad weather)
FacilitiesAmity: Showers, Toilets, water, local shop
Dunwich: rooms/beds (no camping), sheets, water, toilets/showers, cooking facilities, power, Meeting room.
Chart InformationMB8
Southern Moreton Bay maps 2,3,5
Moreton Bay Beacon to Beacon guide map 13

Route Map

Travel Route to Put in point
Put in Point(s)

Put in take out point
Take Out Point(s)
Same as put in
Extra Files and Links


Risks and Management

Sea Kayak Risk AssessmentClub 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 AssessmentClub 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;
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
  • VMR Victoria Point 07 3207 8717 VHF 16, 73 a/h 0407 029 704
  • VMR 447 / Redland Bay Coast Guard (07) 3206 7777; VHF 13, 16, 63, 67, 73, 81, 82
  • Emergency 000
Nearest Medical Help and ContactsDunwich
Marie Rose Medical Centre
Cnr Petrie St and Oxley Parade
(next door to MBRS (UQ’s Research Facility)
Nurse available 24/7
Ph: 34099059

Macleay Island
Bay Islands Medical Service (07)3409 5434
27 Russell Terrace, Macleay Island QLD 4184

Redland Hospital
Weippin St, Cleveland
(07) 3488 3111
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; ✓ PLB/EPIRB; ✓ Signal Mirror; ✓ V-Sheet; ✓ VHF Radio; ✓ Whistle;
Additional or Emphasised Equipment
  • Bring your own food (we will be eating out for dinner, and there are shops during the day at Amity and Dunwich).
  • Bring food for on water snacks, and also lunch during paddling (eg Friday and Sunday)
  • Make sure you can access water while paddling (eg water bottle)
  • Bring your tent and sleeping gear (Friday night is camping)
  • Bring a towel
  • Bring dry warm clothes for off water – winter is coming!
  • Bring a torch
  • Footwear for on water, and other for off water (eg closed shoes for walking and for going to a community club)
  • Bring something that will keep you warm on the water (it can get cold if you get wet and if windy / raining).
  • Bring a snack to share for Sundowners (watching the sun go down).
Check of Paddlers’ Equipment✓ Bailing Device; ✓ Footwear (covered); ✓ Medication; ✓ PFD; ✓ Paddle Leash; ✓ Spray Deck; ✓ Suitable Craft; ✓ Sunsmart Gear; ✓ Water;



Boat LoadingThursday evening, 18-4-2019 6:00 PM
Boat Loading Locationat shed
Boat Loading Detailsload trailer or cars
Meet Locationshed
Meeting Time (meet location)6:45am
Depart Time (meet location)7 AM
Meet time (put in)8:00 AM
Go Home Time3- 4pm Sunday
  • $20 Wear and tear
  • Petrol money for your driver
  • ~$15 – $20 per night camping/accommodation
  • Some $ for food and spending money – we will probably eat out for dinner at local (not too expensive) community clubs.
  • Bad weather return option – $30 for a ferry trip back if weather goes very bad.



Register with: Jane
Leader Email Address Location: Member Contacts Page
Register by: 15-4-2019
Event ID: 190419S

Register here.

Contact Jane Baker