Overnight Tours – Self Catered
On these Weekend and Holiday Overnight Trips we like to explore further afield than our Kettering base. To make these trips more expedition style, as well as less expensive, we ask you to provide your own food, camping equipment and sometimes transport.
Non-member participants with their own sea kayak receive a discount of $20 per day (Note: Kayaks must meet our safety standards). If you really get the paddling bug then joining Roaring 40's frequent paddling club will save you even more!
SOUTHPORT TO DOVER VIA PARTRIDGE ISLAND
|Date||November 1st to 2nd|
|Cost||$375, Member $125*|
|Distance||Day 1 - 15km, Day 2 - 17km|
This is a new trip suggested by Toby who paddled up this coast as he completed his expedition back from the SW last autumn. The plan is to launch from Southport, head up the coast to Sisters Bay for lunch then make the 5km crossing of the D'Entrecasteux Channel to Bruny Island and camp the night on Partridge Island. The next day’s plan is to cross back to the mainland and explore Port Esperance before finishing up in Dover. This is a challenging trip as the lower Channel is renown for being a little rough at times so this is a good trip to team up with a friend in a double if your not comfortable in choppy water. If the weather is really unsuitable we may decide on a weekend at Recherche Bay or to take the ferry across to Bruny Island and head to Partridge from Light house Jetty Beach.
GORDON TO KETTERING VIA LITTLE FANCY BAY
|Date||November 29th to 30th|
|Cost||$325, Member $100*|
|Distance||Day 1 - 13km, Day 2 - 15km|
This is local trip on the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and should be a great weekend away for less experienced paddlers. We’ll launch at Gordon, cross over to Bruny, head North around Simpson’s Pt to find a beach for lunch then paddle across isthmus Bay to Porpoise Head, finishing up in Little fancy bay where we’ll camp for the night. Next day we’ll head off around Great bay to Missionary Bay have lunch on Snake Is, cross back to the mainland and finish at our ramp in Kettering.
MACQUARIE HARBOUR FOR NEW YEARS
|Date||December 28th to January 3rd|
|Cost||$950pp, Members $370|
|Suitability||All skill levels, though inexperienced paddlers are recommended to paddle in double kayaks|
We hope to make the most of the long New Year’s break by paddling a hopefully not so Wild West Coast. We will spend 7 glorious days exploring the diversity of Macquarie Harbour. Starting from Ocean Beach we’ll paddle across the notorious Hells Gates then south to picturesque Double Cove for our first camp. From there we’ll be in a position to visit the lower reaches of the Gordon, spot Orange Bellied parrots at Birches Inlet, tell ghost stories on Sarah Island and walk the deserted streets of West Pilinger as best the weather allows us. A taste of history, great scenery and exercise, what more could you want! This trip is open to all paddlers capable of paddling 10kms without a break who are comfortable wilderness campers. Complete beginners are welcome if they don’t mind being teamed up in a double kayak.
SWANSEA TO ORFORD FOR AUSTRALIA DAY
|Date||January 24th to 26th|
|Cost||$550, Members $185*|
|Suitablility||Beginner/ intermediate skills required|
LAKE PEDDER FOR REGATTA DAY
|Date||February 7th to 9th|
|Cost||$550, Members $185*|
Let’s cross our fingers and toes that we get a glorious summer long weekend to soak up the sights of the Southwest National Park on the Northern reaches of Lake Pedder. Highlights of the trip will be paddling the Hermit and Serpentine basins. This trip is open to all levels of paddling but the campsites are small and offer no improvements so you will need to be a comfortable wilderness camper.
"MEMBER ONLY" 3 DAY BATHURST HARBOUR
|Date||February 20th to 22nd|
|Suitability||All skill levels|
On offer again after a huge success over past years! This is a great opportunity to paddle this wonderful area whilst being based at our very comfortable Forest Lagoon Standing camp. This is an ideal 3-day paddling trip for those of you that are reluctant campers! To keep costs low, we are asking participants to supply their own breakfasts and lunches and to chip in with providing and preparing the 2 group dinners. We will provide all the camping and kayaking equipment, as participants will be strictly limited to 15 kilograms of personal gear on the flights. This is an ideal trip for less experienced paddlers.
LABOUR DAY: LONG WEEKEND ON BRUNY ISLAND
|Date||March 7th to 9th|
|Cost||$550, Members $175*|
|Suitability||Intermediate – For paddlers looking to challenge their boat handling skills|
Rather than cover distance this long weekend we are going “Rock Gardening” Bruny Island style. Rock Gardening is all about exploring the ins and outs of rocky shorelines and sea caves up close by kayak. Many fascinating and beautiful areas of our coast go unnoticed as we paddle by 50metres away making time to our next destination. So by keeping each of the three day paddles relatively short will give us the opportunity to spend more time exploring up close. We are going to start with Fluted Cape on day one, which is an easy introduction to this style of paddling and an old favorite of ours. After this we’ll drive down to Light House Jetty Beach to camp the next two nights. This way can get a full day to explore the Pineapple Rocks on the Labillardiere Peninsular during day two. On day three we’ll break camp and move to Trumpeter Bay where we can check out the numerous sea caves that populate the coast south to Cape Queen Elizabeth whilst leaving us with an easy drive back to the ferry at the end of the day.
LAGOON BAY ON THE FORESTER PENINSULA
|Dates||March 28th to 29th|
|Cost||$350pp, Members $130*|
|Suitability||All skill levels|
Excitement and spectacular scenery guaranteed! We will set up our car-camping base on the “Bangor” estate at Lagoon Bay. This site offers immediate access to some of the Southeast's most spectacular sea cliffs and islands. Our paddling plans include: Vischer Island, the Tasman Monument and High Yellow Bluff.
MARIA ISLAND FOR EASTER
|Date||April 10th to 13th|
|Cost||$700, Member $225*|
Easter on the East Coast. We start by crossing the Mercury Passage from Rheban beach south of Orford and heading to Point Lesueur , about 7kms of open water. We aim to set up a base camp in Shoal Bay. Day two is open to possibilities subject to weather: A paddle to Historic Darlington, A walk to Mt Maria or perhaps a circumnavigation of spectacular and rugged South Maria Island. Day three we will be heading back across the Passage with a possible stop at Lachlan Island. If the weather prohibits our return by kayak we will return to the mainland by ferry from Darlington. This is an intermediate trip requiring you to be comfortable with rescues and moderate sea conditions.
This season Toby and Nathan wanted to get in on an overseas adventure. So we got together and spun the globe with each us putting our finger on an amazing paddling destination. We hope you can join us.
Baja, Mexico (10 Days) – May 2009 – Kim and Ian
The Baja California peninsula is a land of dramatic contrasts where cactus-filled deserts and towering mountains meet a rich marine environment along hundreds of miles of coastline. This desert wilderness is one of the best Kayaking adventure destinations in North America. Besides warm sunny weather and startling scenery, Baja is world-renowned for close encounters with gray and blue whales in the wild.
Norway – July 09 – Toby
A land of endless summer sun, where Mountains fall hundreds of meters to the sea. This destination offers some of the most spectacular coastal scenery on earth and with a rich seafaring history there is no better way to explore it than by sea kayak.
Sabah, Malaysian Borneo: August 2009 (10-14 days) – Nathan
Explore the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park by kayak. Climb south-east Asia's highest peak (4095m) spending the night at Laban Rata (3272m) and rise early for the final ascent to the summit. Experience orang-utans, proboscis monkeys and hornbills in the world's oldest virgin rainforest.
Vietnam and Cambodia (Indochina) Sept 2009 (10-14 days)
Explore the towering limestone karsts of Vietnam's Halong Bay by kayak and stay aboard a traditional junk. Travel by train to Sapa in Vietnam's northern highlands and trek through villages and traditional farmland of the H'mong and Red Dzao. Discover Cambodia's majestic temples of Angkor by bicycle.
A $25 non refundable deposit is required at the time of your booking to confirm your place.
*Member prices excludes kayak rental, unless stated otherwise.