Edited Jan 2020 – During terms 2 and 3 (when the Berri Kayaking Group is not meeting weekly) we still occasionally get together on the weekend for a paddle outing. In 2019 we enjoyed paddling together and then meeting at a winery or other lunch venue for a meal and a drink. Following is an example the instructions of participants of one of our outings.
(8-6-19) Come and join us this Saturday for a paddling trip, and then come to 919 wines for lunch and a glass of wine by the fire.
Kayaking cost for this extended paddle is $20 for a seat in a double kayak, and $30 for a single kayak.
Lunch cost is separate and will be around $5-10 for a glass of wine and $15-20 for the meal, which will be prepared by Peter Kent of Salt and Pepper Catering, and as an added bonus – Mick Kelly will be entertaining, and there will be fire to stand next to.
We will be kayaking along Eckert Creek and the Splash, doing a one way trip. We will meet at Katarapko near the information bay at 9am, bussing to the start of the adventure, kayaking around 8.5km back to your cars, probably arriving there around 12:30. this trip will include one portage, and a shallow section. Then those who would like to join us can head to 919 – if you’re doing that you might like to put a change of dry clothes in your car, in the unlikely event that you get a bit damp.
So – where exactly are we meeting?
- From Berri head towards Glossop and turn left onto Winkie Road immediately before the Berri winery. ***NOTE: Don‘t take the earlier turn onto Lower Winkie Road ***.
- Follow the brown “Murray River National Park, Katarapko Creek” signs for about 10kms, into the national park (watch out for roos!)
- 130m after the information bay veer left onto the track signed “Campsite 1-17” It will look like it is closed off – don’t worry – you’ll be turning left just before the gates.
- After 150m turn left onto a track that takes you to The Splash. This is our meeting point.
Please reply to Kym via text on 04211 676 45 if you’d like to join us for the kayaking. Don’t forget to book in for the lunch, if you’d also like to do that.