Paddles are held on the first, second and last Saturday of the month. Meet at the venue no later than 9:30 am with a view to being on the water by 10:00am.
Paddles on 1st & 2nd Saturday of the month will be shorter paddles catering for novice paddlers/skills development etc. Last Saturday of the month will be a longer paddle or weekend away.
Paddle co-ordinator reserves the right to change venue if required for safety reasons.
Where a paddle is cancelled due to weather, members will be offered the choice of paddling on the day after if weather is suitable. Please take this into consideration when planning your paddle activities.
Paddles with a designated lunch stop state BYO lunch – otherwise lunch is back at the start point
To confirm your attendance at a day paddle, please email the Club on firstname.lastname@example.org by the evening of the Wednesday prior to the paddle. All members who have indicated they will be attending will be contacted the day prior to the paddle to confirm that it is proceeding (email or phone) once a final weather check has been undertaken.
|Saturday 7th||Tarwin Lower||Cancelled due to weather|
|Saturday 14th||Powlett River||Paddle to Rail Trail Bridge and return – effects of flood on river banks, vegetation survival etc .Lunch back at start or river mouth (weather dependent) – paddle report completed and sent|
|Saturday 28th||Sale||Explore the Thompson River – departing the Boat Sheds and paddle up as far as participants wish/able to go|
|Wednesday 1st||Lake Narracan||Meet lakeside in the small cove to the right of the boat ramp (bottom of Sullivans Track); Explore Lake Narracan – additional paddle|
|Saturday 4th||Blue Rock||Come & Try/Easy Paddle – cancelled due to weather|
|Saturday 11th||Tarwin Lower||Meet at Tarwin Lower boat ramp, River Drive, Tarwin Lower; Paddle to Andersons Inlet and return|
|Saturday 25th||Yanakie||Meet at Duck Point Boat Ramp adjacent to Yanakie Caravan Park. Paddle to Little Drift and back – enjoy the birdlife – BYO lunch|
|Sunday 26th||Foster||Great Vic Bike Ride – TRCC Promotion|
|Saturday 2nd||Tarwin Lower||Come & Try; Meet at Tarwin Lower boat ramp, River Drive, Tarwin Lower|
|Saturday 9th||Lake Narracan||Come & Try Explore/BYO lunch; self rescue skills; Meet lakeside in the small cove to the right of the boat ramp (bottom of Sullivans Track)|
|Saturday 17th||TBA||Depending on members availability|
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Welcome to 2018
|Saturday 6th||Blue Rock||Come & Try; self rescue/towing etc; Meet at boat ramp, Old Tanjil Road, Willow Grove|
|Saturday 13th||Walkerville||Sheltered coastal paddle, view the lime kilns from the sea, self rescue skills; et on foreshore, Walkerville|
|Saturday 27th||Port of Maffra||Maffra – Newry for lunch and return – easy paddle; Meet at Port of Maffra, McMahon Drive, Maffra|
|Saturday 3rd||Tarwin Lower||Come &Try; Meet at Tarwin Lower boat ramp, River Drive, Tarwin Lower|
|Saturday 10th||Powlett River||Paddle to Rail Trail Bridge & return; Meet on riverbank adjacent to Powlett River Caravan Park, (off Bass Highway)|
|Saturday 24/25th||Latrobe River||Expressions of interest required – Staying at Frog Gully Cottages (back onto the Latrobe River) this will provide an opportunity to paddle both up (from where we left off last time) or down stream (Swing Bridge/Heart Morass etc) without going over “old ground”. There are 2, 2 bedroom cottages on site (1 double and 2 singles) and the proprietor is happy for those not booking a bed to camp on site at no additional charge (representative costs would be spread amongst those attending) – bookings essential for planning purposes|
|Saturday 3rd||Blue Rock||Come & Try; Meet at boat ramp, Old Tanjil Road, Willow Grove|
|Saturday 10th||Mahers Landing||Paddle to Point Smythe for lunch and return; et at Boat Ramp Mahers Landing Road, off Inverloch-Venus Bay Road|
|Saturday 31st||Churchill Island||Explore Churchill Island – time will be tide dependent|
|Saturday 7th||Lake Narracan||Come & Try – self rescue skills; Meet lakeside in the small cove to the right of the boat ramp (bottom of Sullivans Track)|
|Saturday 14th||Port Welshpool||Coastal Paddle ? Little Snake Island; Meet on the foreshore near the Long Jetty, Port Welshpool|
|Saturday 28||Woolamai||Paddle to be coordinated by JohnL|
|Saturday 5th||Tarwin Lower||Come & Try; Meet at Tarwin Lower boat ramp, River Drive, Tarwin Lower|
|Saturday 12th||Blue Rock||Paddle the Old Tanjil River; Meet at boat ramp, Old Tanjil Road, Willow Grove|
|Saturday 26/ Sunday 27th||Bairnsdale Region||Picnic Point (Mitchell River) Tambo River (Launch at the Johnsonville Boat Ramp)|
|Saturday 2nd||Blue Rock||Come & Try; Meet at boat ramp, Old Tanjil Road, Willow Grove|
|Saturday 9th||No Paddle|
|Saturday 30th||Werribee||Departing from the Werribee South Boat Ramp explore the river – red cliffs, lunch on the river|