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
HAWKESBURY-NEPEAN RIVER SYSTEM Canoe & Kayak Trail:
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)
Tide at Lower Portland 1007 (H) 1651 (L)