Tallowa Dam kayaking

Trip type: 
Sea or Lake Kayaking
Start date: 
Friday, 15 January 2021 - 4:00pm to Monday, 18 January 2021 - 4:00pm


This sea kayaking trip provides an entry level adventure which is awe-inspiring, physically challenging and intellectually stimulating. With very few sea kayaking trips currently being conducted by the club, this activity will assist in creating a small cadre of members with the confidence and experience to organise multi-day expeditions on inland waterways.

Schedule of events

Each participant will need: 

  • Paddling gear
    • Kayak (single or double) 
    • PFD 
    • Deck 
    • Paddle 
  • Paddling clothes 
    • Clothing suitable for warm and inclement weather 
    • Booties, canvas shoes or thongs 
    • Hat, gloves, sunglasses 
    • 2 x light sources 
    • Water (minimum 2L per day) 
  • Food and snacks (4 day trip) 
    • 3 x breakfast 
    • 4 x lunch 
    • 3 x dinner 
  • Camping gear including: 
    • Camping clothes (including wet weather and emergency thermals)
    • Towel
    • Sleeping bag and mat 
    • Tent (may be shared by family/household group) 
    • Cooking gear
    • Personal first aid kit
    • Space blanket
    • Sunscreen
    • Toilet paper
    • Towel
    • Money
    • Dry bags/Garbage bags for waterproofing gear. 
  • Canyoning gear
    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • 3 lockable carabiners
    • Descending device
    • Wetsuit
    • Canvas shoes
    • Daypack with drybags
  • The group gear includes: 
    • Navigation equipment 
    • PLB 
    • Mobile phones
    • First aid kit 
    • Throw ropes
    • Sponges
    • Pumps
    • Spare paddle
    • Abseiling ropes and hardware


Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
$40 pp (participants to organise own meals)
Intended plan: 
Safety Plan The activity will be conducted in accordance with the ANU Mountaineering Club Safety Policies and Procedures. Additionally: a. Weather and tide forecasts will be checked regularly while in mobile reception paying particular attention to thunderstorms, heavy rain and/or strong winds. b. A warning time will be logged with a responsible person and updated daily when within mobile reception. c. Participants must be able to exit an inverted kayak and conduct an assisted on-water entry. d. To improve visibility and to render assistance with minimum delay, the group will travel in a tight formation whenever possible. f. If conditions deteriorate, the group will exit the river at the closest landing point.
Local knowledge: 
Done this trip twice before
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