Kayaking at Garden Island

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Date(s) - Fri 25/03/2016
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meet at University boat sheds, West Beach

Organiser: Jane Boroky
Meet At: West Beach Boat Shed
Cost: About $3 for petrol


Hi Mountain Club members,

There will be an Easter kayaking day trip on Friday 25 March 2016 if you are in Adelaide over Easter. This is a fairly easy trip, but you should have been kayaking at least once before, and preferably know how to capsize and rescue your kayak. The weather will be mild, around 26 degrees max, but the wind may pick up during the afternoon. We will go to Garden Island and maybe visit the Ships Graveyard, or kayak in the mangroves

We will meet at the West Beach Boat Shed at 9am, and should be back there by about 4pm. If you have to catch a bus there should be instructions on our website, but if not email me for details.

Please bring your lunch in a waterproof bag (2 ziplock bags is best) and some snacks and a water bottle, as you get hungry kayaking and there are no shops. Bring a camera or phone, but only if you have something waterproof to keep it in. Also needed: towel and change of clothes for afterwards. There are toilets but no showers.

You will need to wear suitable boating clothes. This includes old sandshoes or boat shoes which can get wet – no thongs or crocks, and leave the socks home. A longsleeved shirt (synthetic) to shed water and protect from sunburn is good, also comfortable shorts or trackpants, shady hat, sunglasses if you like, sunscreen and mosquito repellant. If you get cold a light spray jacket will keep the wind off, and a thermal top or fleece can also be good in cooler weather.

AUMC will supply kayaks, paddles, spraydecks and some drybags for keeping your lunch in.

Any questions, email me, but don’t expect an answer till the evening, as I work. If you have a car and can take passengers that would be excellent – please advise on registration.


Bookings are closed for this event.