Event Details



Event Name
Fraser Island 
Organisation Type
Club 
Organisation Name
Queensland Sea Kayak Club Inc 
State
Queensland 
Club Members Only
Yes 
Event Start Date
23-09-2017 
Event Start Time
07:00:00 
Event End Date
01-10-2017 
Event Finish Time
12:00:00 
Location
Fraser Island 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
No 
Participants Gender
ALL 
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Recreation 
Accepting Entries
No 

Who is responsible for the overall event?
John Simmons  
Organiser's Email Address
John@planinsights.com.au 
Event Registration Manager
Events Coordinator  
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Events@qskc.asn.au 
Discipline
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. 

 


Event Website
http://qldseakayak.canoe.org.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2017/05/Events-Details-2017-Fraser-Trip-Sept.pdf