Xmas Party - Weekend Camping and Canoeing at Bundalong - Grade 2

From December 07, 2018 5:00 pm until December 09, 2018 5:00 pm
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Camping and Canoeing on the Ovens River at Bundalong 

The Christmas 2015, 2016 and 2017 events were so much fun we have decided to do it again!

Even if you cant make it for the weekend please join us on Saturday night for dinner.

BYO everything....food, chair   and don't forget your Kris Kringle - Pre-loved - or $5 to $10 max !!!

Please bring a plate to share.

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Hope to see you there

 Hot off the press!

This year we are going to camp at club members Gary Guidotti and Shirley Collins place at Bundalong - their backyard abuts the Ovens River and should be a great place to camp and paddle from. Please be mindful of any CFA fire restrictions.

Directions to the campsite - 6899 Murray Valley Highway, Esmond. If coming from Albury travel approx 26km past Rutherglen. After crossing the Ovens River, we are 500 metres on the left. You will see the bluish colour house. 

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View from the Murray Valley Highway - 500 metres on the left after the bridge

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Drive in, turn left and go past the caravan and shed heading towards the river. There is ample parking/tenting spaces - two locations are offered. The bank is not that level but you have access to the river but no shade and no water available (byo recommended anyway). The second spot is 400 metres from the river has trees for shade and has water from a bore. On your arrival we can discuss any issues you may have and make the call where to camp. There is an outside shower available (zero privacy!) and we will have the club long drop (well as long as we can dig!) in operation.

Well behaved and controlled dogs (and owners) are welcome!

Below is a photo of Gary and Shirley in the lagoon at Toscana where we can put in boats

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Canoeing The Ovens and Murray in 2018

Cost of kayak, pfd and paddle hire for the weekend was $50 in 2017 (to be confirmed for this year) - and will be hired from Murray River Canoe Hire but you can also bring your own gear. If in doubt our preference is for you to hire as we know the Dave's boats are safe and stable in the Ovens and the Murray Rivers.

The 15km loop paddle out and back from 2016 campsite mapped below has been traditionally paddled on  this weekend and may still be on offer depending on enthusiasm.

Also we thought to venture upstream on the Ovens this year to explore the myriad of channels - other options may be suggested.  

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 Check out the What To Bring list for canoeing

This is a Grade 2 canoeing event suitable for beginners

Click the Register For This Event button to register your participation in this event. 

Read about the history of the Ovens River