The NSW Islands Challenge

The Challenge is for the club to complete 10 island trips in 1 year.

Caoimhin Ardren has been busy checking the charts and identified up to 20 different island trips spanning almost the whole NSW Coastline.  Each trip will aim to circumnavigate at least one, or possibly multiple islands.  

There are no rules, other than - you have to circumnavigate the island. Multiple trips to the same island through the year is permitted (and encouraged for local islands).

As trip leaders take up the challenge, individual trips will appear on the club event list.  We already have the most southerly one on the calendar thanks to Josh Andrews!

Here is a list of potential NSW Island Challenge trips:




Maybe during the Club weekend down Jervis Bay:

  • Drum and Drumstick (Beecroft)
  • Bowen Island (Jervis Bay)

TBA - Caoimhin will lead

  • Split Solitary and other Solitary islands off Coffs Harbour (TBA - June 2017)

Stlll up for grabs:

  • Lion Island (From Ettalong Beach / Palm Beach)
  • Wedding Cake Island off Coogee
  • Bird Island (north of Norah Head)
  • Moon Island off Swansea heads
  • Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands
  • Broughton Island
  • Green Island / Fish Rock off SW Rocks /Smokey Cape
  • Julia Rocks off Byron Bay
  • Stack Island - Minnamurra
  • Brush Island / Belowla Island - off Bawley Point /Kioloa Bay
  • O'Hara and Dawson Islands - off Pretty Beach
  • Grasshopper and Wasp island - off Durras 
  • Jimmies Island - Guerilla Bay