Club Trips - Registered Members Only

These are the current club events. To attend club on water event you need to a financial member. To become a financial member click here.

If you are a financial member and have logged in an cannot register for a trip here is a FAQ Page.

Before registering for a club event, please review the full trip description.


Weekly Friday Paddle with Owen

Grade 1 - 3

Please Note: This is a regular paddle. You can't register to this paddle via Club Trip Registration System. Please follow the instructions below.

The Friday Group is well established, having started in Jan 2009.  Please note that it was also known for some time as "oandora". It meets weekly at a Sydney Northside venue at 9am for 9.30am start. Finish time may vary to suit conditions and participants on the day, but we are often back at around 1.15pm / 1.45pm. It is not unusual, particularly in nice weather, for the keener folk to hang around for skills/ rolling practice.  
Paddling distance varies but is generally in the region of 15km to 20 km, vith a coffee break.
 We may also have periodic "extra" paddles (maybe of longer distance),  at other times of the week / weekend.
Usual venues are Clontarf, Little Manly (out the Heads and around to Shelley Beach is usually good) and Freshwater (smallish surf). Other venues (generally for "extras") may include:- Fishermans Beach Collaroy, Basin Beach Mona Vale, Palm Beach, Umina.
Although most outings are destination based, we do have an emphasis on skills development and enjoyment.
To find out more and to join the Group (internet) "mailing list" go to
Please note that you may be contacted by the facilitator before being accepted to the list. 

Weekly Saturday Morning Paddle with Sharon

Grades 1 to 4

Please note: You can't register to this paddle via online Club Registration System.  To participate please follow the instructions below.

Established in 2010 with a focus on keeping kayaking fun, the Saturday group launches from the eastern side of Sydney Harbour or the foreshore of Botany Bay, and occasionally further afield. 

The paddle combines socialising, keeping fit, building skills in a safe and supportive environment, and enjoying each other's company as well as the natural beauty of Sydney's Harbours and coastline. 

The exact mix of what we do and where we go depends on the weather and conditions on the day and the skill level of the group. 

The length of the trip is around 15 kilometres with a stop for morning tea usually close to a cafe. We are finished by lunch time, but often some members of the group remain on the water to learn new skills and refine old ones. For those who like to stay on later, we often go for lunch at a nearby eatery, or sometimes have a picnic in the park.

(If you haven't been signed off for your Grade 1 "wet exit" and "swim", let me know and I can organise this.)

To register your interest, please do not register through the club's online booking system, but contact me direct: Sharon Betteridge (PA qualified Sea Leader and Enclosed Sea Instructor) either by email merceridge5 [at] or phone 0407 247 263.



Cronulla Coastal Paddle - 09 Oct 2016

Sunday, October 92016
Time:  Meet at 8:00 to be ready to launch by 8:30 am
Distance:  25kms open coast
Paddler grade:  2 plus. If you need something signed off let me know.
We will head out to sea.  Possibly down the Royal National Park coast towards Wattamolla.  Alternatively, if conditions allow and participants agree we may head along Cronulla surf beach for surf practice surf up to 1m, so bring a suitable helmet as well.
The Trip Leader is Megan Pryke.  If you have any queries or the trip is showing as FULL, and you wish to be put on a waitlist you can contact Megan using the club messaging system when logged in.

Tallowa Dam Overnight Camping Trip - 1-2/10/2016

Distance: approx 25kms.
Suitable for grade 1 paddlers and above. We will meet at Tallowa Dam in Kangaroo Valley at 11 AM on Saturday at the Tallowa Dam car park, unload the kayaks and paddle 12 km to Fossickers Flat or another camping spot and then return on Sunday to the car park by 11.30 AM. The night will be cold so remember to bring thermal clothing. If you plan to attend, please register and contact me by email.  You are expected to be fully self supporting including tent and sleeping gear. photos of the gorge we will be paddling through are at
The trip leader will be John Friedman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

MID WEEK Paddle - Wed 28th Sep 2016

Strong Grade 2, Grade 3

Suitable for, currently fit, advanced grade 2 paddlers i.e. nearing Grade 3 standard, inclusive of “regular” Oandorians. If you are currently not on the Oandora (Friday Group) group email list, please contact Owen Kimberley asap via email :  okimberley(at)  Meet at 8.30am at Palm Beach, west end of Beach Street adjacent to Waratah Street. We will aim to return to beach at 2.00 to 2.30 pm (but allow extra contingency time just-in-case). Take water, snacks, lunch. Where we go will be determined on the day but be prepared for opportunity to surf at either the south corner of Umina Beach and/or the Ettalong sand bar.

Please let me know before 7 pm Tues (via reply email) if you intend coming.

Current BOM Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast for Wed is:- SW winds 10 to 15 knots becoming NE 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening. S swell around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Sunny weather.


Lake and Ocean Antics - Mid North Coast Region - 15-16 Oct 2016

15-16 October 2016
Grade 2-3
An overnight car-based camping trip at beautiful Seal Rocks (a comfortable 3-hour drive from the start of the M1 at Wahroonga). Day One will be spent exploring the interesting nooks and crannies of the inshore coastal waters around Seal Rocks. Lunch will be taken on a remote beach (if sea conditions permit a safe landing and break-out).

Day 2 will have us paddling on the tranquil waters of either Smiths or Myall Lakes (choice determined on the day according to conditions). Expect to finish around 3pm.

Please bring boats equipped to the Club's Grade 2 requirements. Helmets to be worn if intending to play in the surf zone and rock gardens (loan helmets available if required). You will need to carry lunch, nibbles and water in your kayak both days.

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.  However, it’s likely that most participants will be camping at the Seal Rocks Holiday Park ( 

Adrian Clayton will lead the trip.  Contact him at gclayton[at] if you have any queries or the online system indicates the trip is full.



Suitable for, currently fit, advanced grade 2 paddlers i.e. nearing Grade 3 standard, inclusive of “regular” oandorians. If you are currently not on the oandora (Friday Group) group email list, please contact Owen Kimberley asap via email :- okimberley(at) I will be in touch with more detail closer to the date.... Probably out of Palm Beach again, but actual location is subject to weather and feed-back from Friday attendees.

Cronulla to Little Marley Return - Sun Sep 18 2016

Sunday September 18 2016
Time:  Meet at 8:00 to be ready to launch by 8:30am
Distance:  25kms open coast paddling
Paddler grade:  2 plus. If you need something signed off let me know.
The Royal National Park coastline just south of suburbs is always great to paddle along.
Specific start location to be advised to trip registrants.  Bring your lunch.  Expect to finish by 2:30pm and one off water stop for lunch.
Trip leader is Megan Pryke.  You can contact Megan using the club messaging system when logged in if you have any queries.


Distance: approx 30kms.
Suitable for, currently fit, advanced grade 2 paddlers i.e. nearing Grade 3 standard, inclusive of “regular” oandorians. If you are currently not on the oandora (Friday Group) group email list, please contact Owen Kimberley asap via email :- okimberley(at) Meet at 8.30 am and return to Palmie by 2.00 / 2.30 (but, as always, allow for extra contingency time just-in-case). Actual destination will be decided on the day but the Ettalong option may include surfing “the Bar”. Boats and paddlers to be kitted out to Grade 3 standard and helmets please for surfing.

Broken Bay Explorer - Grade 2 and 3 Saturday 27/Aug/16

A tour of Broken Bay starting and finishing at Ettalong.  Distances about 20km.  Quite a bit of ocean exposure on two crossings of Broken Bay.  Hopefully we’ll get to tour Box Head, Lion Island and Barrenjoey.  Kayaks to at least Grade 2 standard, grade 3 preferred.  You’ll need all your food and water for the day – we’ll be stopping on an isolated beach.  Grade 2 paddlers please drop me an email with a few details of your paddling background especially any ocean paddling.  The trip leader will be Tony Murphy (tmurphy[at] if the trip is full, let me know your interest and I will see if I can organise something.

New and Old Members Paddle – Cowan Creek Sun 14 Aug

The tide is favourable for a trip down Cowan Creek with the ebb tide, then back with the flood.  This is a paddle for all club members – but particularly for anyone who’s joined the club but not managed to get started.

We’ll start and finish at the boat ramp at Appletree Bay near Bobbin Head.
Distance a little over 20km … but tide assisted.

Anyone who’s not yet signed off at grade 1 – no problem, we can work that out on the day.  But please get in touch with me by email :  tmurphy[at]

Yarra Bay to Greenhills surf beach return

Pre-AGM Coastal Paddle 30th July 2016 
Distance:  25-30km
Exposure to surf will depend on conditions on the day, bring a suitable helmet in case.  Alternative group landing point is Boat Harbour if surf too large.  Equipment to as close to club grade 3 as possible.   No shops so bring all you need for the day.
Access to Yarra Bay is TBA.  Alternate start point Frenchman's Bay.
Start: be ready for a 9am launch.
Return by 3:30pm, 4pm at the latest.

If the trip is showing as FULL on the registration system and you would like to get on a waitlist or you have any questions contact Megan Pryke via the club messaging system.