Fingal Bay – Port Stephens Islands

When:  19-20 May 2018
Where: Fingal Bay - Port Stephens
Grades: Aspiring Grade 3s/ Grade 2’s with ocean experience. Spaces limited.
Trip Leader: Caoimhin Ardren

After a great Rock n Roll down south – now it is time as the weather cools to head north. Port Stephens / Fingal Bay is the destination. Come along and enjoy a “soft” weekend, “camping” in a house right on the beach of Fingal Bay, with all the mod-cons.


We will do two separate day trips from Fingal Bay. One day will be a circumnavigation of four islands outside the mouth of Port Stephens. (we will not include Broughton Island in these four). The other trip will be exploring the coast line to the south of Fingal Bay, all the way to One Mile beach and Boat Harbour – there could be great opportunities to explore some rock gardens.


Arrive on Friday evening for a leisurely start to the day on Saturday. Back to the house in the afternoon where we will have a shared meal.

Sunday’s paddle is expected to be finished in the early afternoon to allow for packing up and a casual drive home. Costs for this luxurious "camping" venue will be worked out depending on numbers, but it looks like the costs will be better than an unpowered campsite in the local caravan park!!

If conditions unfavourable, we could change plans to a paddle within Port Stephens. 

Kayaks and kit to Grade 3, please.  This includes a helmet 
Your trip leader will be Caoimhin Ardren (cardren [at]