Event Details

Event Name
Marshalls Creek Recreational Paddle 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Far North Coast Canoe Club 
New South Wales 
Club Members Only
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Brunswick Heads NSW 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Clayton Kesting 
Organiser's Email Address
Who is the Race Administrator?
Clayton Kesting 
Event Registration Manager
Clayton Kesting 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Who is the Administrator Responsible for Registration and Results?
Clayton Kesting 
Recreational - Flatwater,  
Event Description

Marshall’s Creek – Recreational Paddle

Date:  Sunday 23 April 2017

Location:  Marshalls Creek runs from Brunswick Heads to Billinudgel

Description:  Marshalls Creek is a very pleasant paddle through mangrove flats and tropical rainforest.  It passes very close to New Brighton and there would be an opportunity to stop there for coffee on the return.  There is a 3 hour difference in the time of high tide between the Heads and Billinudgel so the aim is to try to arrive there as close as possible to high tide.  There is one short, narrow, shallow section where the tide runs strongly but it is not too hard to negotiate.

Meeting Place:  8.00 am at Memorial Park in Brunswick Heads.   Unload in Mona Lane which runs off Fawcett St.  From there it is a short carry to the river.  At this time of the year there should be plenty of parking around Memorial Park.

Distance:  Total distance is around 17 km, turning where the creek passes under the M1. The trip is suitable for beginners and there are plenty of opportunities to turn around for anyone who does not want to go the whole way.  They might enjoy waiting at the Yum Yum Tree Café in New Brighton J. The paddle should take about 3 hours depending on time at the café.

Equipment:  Any kayak that can handle the narrow section if the tide is still running strongly when we get there.  I managed on my 18’ ski although I did get swept sideways onto a log.  The turning point was wide enough for my ski.  PFD’s are essential as is adequate footwear.  Please also bring a hat, sunscreen, light snack such as muesli bar and plenty of water.

RSVP:  Please reply to Clayton Kesting 0427 228 163 or kesting@idx.com.au