Event Details

Canoe Trip: - COLO RIVER COLO TO LOWER PORTLAND

When:
Sun 17th Feb 2019 (9am to 3pm)
Where:
Colo River to Lower Portland

Cost:
Participant ($25.00)
Participating Leader ($25.00)
Guide or Water Team Leader (Free)
Registrations:
Open: Wed 30th Jan 2019 (12am)
Close: Fri 15th Feb 2019 (12am)
Capacity:
Maximum 14 people
Coordinator:
Administrator:
Brief Summary:
A great little day trip on the Colo River down to Lower Portland. Suitable for those who have completed a 2 day Canoe Course with GWS Region or holders of SIS Level 1 or 2 Canoeing qualification.
E-Permission Activated
Additional Information

Bryan Hall will be the Guide on this expedition.

The activity cost covers only the GWS Region supply of a Life Jacket and Canoe.

 Private transport may be available ex-Bundilla or ex-Seven Hills Boat Shed at Winston Hills depending on the number of cars and participants attending. 

Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen etc) required; Food and water for 1 day 

As a minimum qualification all participants will be required to have completed a 2 day GWS (or equivalent) Canoe Course. Participants should be able to: fit a pfd/life jacket, select the right paddle, use appropriate paddle strokes competently, self-rescue, talk about the environment and weather in regard to boating, talk about planning for a trip, apply navigation techniques, do a deep water rescue, raft up and swap boats.

A car shuffle will be required between Putty Road and Lower Portland

 Further Information:

HAWKESBURY-NEPEAN RIVER SYSTEM Canoe & Kayak Trail:

https://www.crownland.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/646264/hawkesbury_canoe_and_kayak_trail.pdf 

Distance by river: 14 kms / Paddling time: Approx. 4-5 hrs depending on the tide / Difficulty: Deep flat tidal water, ideal for beginners but plan the trip to go with the tide / Public landing - GDA 312773/6304891

 

Tidal Information: Ref: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2018-2019.pdf 

Fort Denison Tide: 17-SU, 0030 0.50m (L) / 0702 1.81m (H) / 1346 0.31m (L) / 1945 1.41m (H)

Lower Portland Ferry 3 hrs 5 min (High) 3 hrs 5 min (Low)

Ref: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/documents/maritime/usingwaterways/tides-weather/tide-tables-2018-2019.pdf

Tide at Lower Portland 1007 (H) 1651 (L)

 

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