Event Details

Event Name
Fraser Island 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Queensland Sea Kayak Club Inc 
Club Members Only
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Fraser Island 

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

Who is responsible for the overall event?
John Simmons  
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Events Coordinator  
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Recreational - Sea Kayaking,  
Event Description

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island. It has spectacular scenery and is home to an abundant array of wildlife, particularly whales which we hope to see during their northern migration. 

This is a multi-day trip for experienced Grade 2 paddlers where participant numbers are limited for safety and camp site limitations. Paddlers are expected to be self-sufficient and will need to carry all food, water, camping and safety gear required for the trip. This expedition will be run concurrently with a trip by the UQ Canoe Club.


Our trip plan is:

·          Friday night/ Saturday 23 Sept – Arrive Urangan, staying overnight at the Harbour View Caravan Park (note – if we all able to arrive there on Friday night we will leave a day earlier and have an extra day camped on the island – to be determined closer to the time).

·          Sunday, 24 Sept – Urangan to Coongul Creek via Big Woody Island (18 kms) (Night 1)

·          Monday, 25 Sept – Coongul Creek to Awinya Creek (Night 2) (20 kms)

·          Tuesday, 26 Sept – Awinya Creek to Walthumba Creek (Nights 3 & 4 – Stay 2 nights) (13kms)

·          Wednesday, 27 Sept –Relax, explore Fraser or paddle at your leisure (Walthumba Creek)

·          Thursday, 28 Sept – Walthumba Creek to Bowarrady Creek (Night 5) (19 kms)

·          Friday, 29 Sept – Bowarrady Creek to Coongul Creek (Night 6) (15 kms)

·          Saturday, 30 Sept – Coongul Creek to Urangan Boat Harbour (Final Return Leg) (18 kms)

·          Saturday, 30 Sept (PM) – Return to Brisbane

Total Estimated Distance 103 kms (Max distance in one day is 20 kms) (1 (possibly 2) rest day/s included)

Sails will be permitted BUT not essential on this Expedition. 


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