The NSW Islands Challenge

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

Here is a list of completed and potential NSW Island Challenge trips:



  • Murramarrang Islands.  An overnight trip targetting:
    • 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 

Maybe during the Club weekend down Jervis Bay:

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

 Stilll up for grabs:

  • Lion Island (From Ettalong Beach / Palm Beach)
  • Wedding Cake Island off Coogee
  • Bird Island (north of Norah Head)
  • Cabbage Tree, Little and Boondelbah Islands
  • Green Island / Fish Rock off SW Rocks /Smokey Cape
  • Julia Rocks off Byron Bay
  • Stack Island - Minnamurra