Hawkesbury River canoe journey

Event Details
Sat 22nd Oct 2022 (9.30am) to Sun 23rd Oct 2022 (4.30pm)
Deerrubbun Reserve, Mooney Mooney
Deerrubbun Reserve, Mooney Mooney (north side of Hawkesbury River Bridge)
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Leaders - $10.00
Youth members - $10.00
Open: Thu 6th Oct 2022 (12am)
Close: Thu 20th Oct 2022 (6.16am)
Maximum 25 people
Brief Summary:
This is an overnight canoe journey on the Hawkesbury River from Hawkesbury River Bridge to Gentleman's Halt bush campsite and return. It is aimed at Scouts, Ventures, Rovers and leaders. The activity open to current scout members whom have participated in a Hume Region Canoe skills weekend or similar. OR Have recognized Canoe / Kayak qualifications OR Whom have a current canoe/kayak log. Distance: approx. 12km to the campsite, Total for weekend approx. 25km.
Additional Information

The Hawksbury River in this location is tidal with broad expanses of water that may be affected by the wind.

All gear and equipment must be packed in Canoe drums or dry bags in the event of a capsize.

Participants are to organize their own seat in a canoe, single bladed paddle and life jacket (PFD). 

The Hume Region has several Canadian style of canoes complete with paddles, life jackets (PFD) for a small fee.

Contact the activity coordinator a minimum of one (1) week prior to the activity to make arrange for the collection of any equipment. 

All equipment must be returned in a cleaned and dry condition following the journey.  

  • This is self-cater event. Participants are required to bring suitable meals, and snacks for the period. You MUST bring ONE (1) spare meal in case we cannot get back to the pickup location by the planned finish time.
  • As the waterway is tidal it is recommended that each participant brings 10 litres of drinking water.

Participants must bring suitable: 

  • Sunglasses, hat and clothes while paddling providing protection from the weather elements including the sun, wind and rain.
  • Shoes (foot covering) that will STAY ON while swimming.
  • Wet weather gear.
  • Change of clothes & shoes while at camp
  • First aid kit. Sun burn cream, toiletries, toilet shovel, compass, torch, eating utensils,   

Participants are to understand and check the following equipment prior to the activity.

  • Light weight camping equipment including hike style tent, sleeping bag, mattress.
  • Light weight cooking equipment.

We are still going on the activity in the event of forecast rain.

The activity will be cancelled in the following:

  • Severe Weather warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for the local area
  • Flood warning is issued for the Lower Hawksbury.
  • The Lower Hawksbury is impacted by bushfire.

If there are any questions, please contact the Activity Coordinator: 

Neville AUSTIN (Nifty)

Mob No 0400432361



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