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Spring 2012 vol 23
Spring cover 2012
Contents available 1st September 2012

Baranoff Island, Alaska

Nymboida River, Buccarumbi to Jackadgery

Marble Bar, WA

Barrow Island, WA

Testing the Hennessy Hammock

Cheap sunglasses?

Compression bags for gear

Winter 2012 vol 22

Autumn 2012 vol 21
Winter cover 2012
Autumn cover 2012
Contents - available 1st June 2012
Contents available 1st March 2012

Hinze Dam

Traverse - a folding sea kayak, from NZ

Stopping the spread of aquatic weeds - SEQWater

Floating party lights

Wollomombi Falls, New England, NSW

Oxley River - Eungella to Old Lismore Road

Mt Warning, NSW

Stone fish trap, Sandstone Point

Red Beach, Bribie Island






Clarrie Hall Dam, NSW

Atkinsons Dam, SE QLD

Crossing a river with a pack

Brisbane River - after the flood repairs

Horace Window Reserve, Brisbane River, Corinda

Fig Tree Pocket boat ramp, Brisbane River

Richardson Park boat ramp
Brisbane RiverGoodna

Woogaroo Creek

Moggill Creek

Pullen Pullen Creek

Winston Creek

Staircase to the Moon - WA photo op.

Albert River - floods January 2012


Summer 2011 vol 20

Spring 2011 vol 19
Summer 2011 cover
Spring 2011 cover
Contents - available 1st December 2011
Contents available 1st September 2011

Metal detector at the Pin


Moogerah Dam walking trails

Wyaralong dam - a WW2 bombing range

Tully River Far NQ

Townsville to Magnetic by seakayak

Flotsam on South Straddie


Orpheus Island to Taylor Beach
a kayak escorted swim

Paddys Flat to Tabulam - Clarence River paddle

Moreton Bay History - writings of Peter Ludlow

Fraser Island - a 4wd commercial tour

Flinders Day on Cootchiemudlo Island, QLD

Tabulam to Yates Crossing - Clarence River paddle

Wyaralong dam

tidal rule of twelvths


Winter 2011 vol 18

Autumn 2011 vol 17
Winter 2011 cover
Autumn cover thumbnail 2011
Contents - available 1st June 2011
Contents available 1st March 2011

Mt May, South East QLD

Magnetic Adventurethon

Cootchiemudlo Island, Moreton Island

Mt warning - a view from the west

Dare to Dream - a boot camp canoe trip on Lake

Pindari Dam NW NSW

Elouera station - an historic shhep station on the edge of Pindari dam

On being a canoe instructor

Satellite image comparison

Shoalhaven River and Kangaroo Valley

Glasshouse Mtns, QLd

Mt Cooroora, Pomona, QLD

Lake Poona, Cooloola Coast

Spitzbergen - an artic island
exped log Heike Robinson - folding seakayak

Tropical cyclone Yasi



Summer 2010 vol 16

Spring 2010 vol 15
cover photo
Contents - available 1st Dec 2010
Contents available 1st September 2010

Logan River
... Teviot brook and Wyaralong dam

Fort Rous
... wartime fortifications on Moreton Island

THINK Kayaks
... a demonstration weekend in Townsville

The Mooloolah River
... exploring canoeable sections of the river,
and a few sandy walking trails

Currigee on the Coast
... the coastal wilderness next to the Gold Coast

The Gert Heye ... shipwrecked on the sandy shore

Wrecked on Shark Spit, Moreton Island
... The Fairlight, and the Normanby

The Big Sandhills, Moreton Island

The Little Sandhills, Moreton Island

The Maroochy River canoe trail



Albert River
... from Lamington NP to Moreton Bay

Lake Macdonald
... canoeing near Cooroy and Noosa

Mt Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast

Expeditionclass ... Tassie Tiger Hunt in SW Tasmania and Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea

Tingalpa Creek
... exploring Moreton Bay to Tingalpa Reservoir

Tingalpa Creek ... no canoeing on the Tingalpa Reservoir

Townsville Town Common ... exploring the hills, beaches and wetlands

Hinze dam - update

Townsville 3 weirs kayak race news and
Townsville Adventurethon 2010

Gear review: Shinfin(tm) fins .... by Hj Preuss

Winter 2010 vol 14

Autumn 2010 vol 13
Winter cover 2010
autumn 2010 cover
Contents - available 1st Dec 2010
Contents available 1st September 2010

Fingal - a colonial past

Oxley Creek Common, Brisbane

Mangrove Creek, Maclean reach, Clarence River

Ballina Lighthouse

Yamba Lighthouse

Sotts Island - Tweed River, NSW

Little Nerang Dam

Mt Ninderry

Coolun Creek, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Wappa Dam, QLD

Fraser Island - west coast expedition logbook


The American Practical Navigator

HMAS Parramatta, a virtual tour

The Stanley River, SE QLD

Scenic Trails in the Whitsundays

Mudgeeraba Creek, Gold Coast

Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast

Gloucester Island, Whitsunday Group

Road Test - Molokai and Endorphin surfskis

Extreme Games - Austria - Outdoortrophy 2010

SW Tasmania in a Pouch folding kayak



Summer 2009 vol 12

Spring 2009 vol 11
Summer cover
Spring cover
Contents - available 1st Dec 2009
Contents available 1st Sept 2009

Sea kayaking in Japan      ...  R. & L. Brezina                                      
Paluma Dam, North Queensland
Cedar Creek, SE Queensland                                                      
South Pine River
... the upper river explored    
Zoe Bay, Hinchinbrook Island  
...  an overnight club trip

Lake Ross Townsville  
 .. look but don’t touch (paddle)
Purple Mountain Pack Goats
... an alternative to carrying your pack                  

 Kent Group Bass Strait Islands

Trail cameras
... an introduction to what walks the night

Great walk - Whitsundays ... a trip report

The wreck of the Valetta. Long island
... local history Whitsundays    



Goold Island sea kayak trip report
... Hj Preuss

Photo guidebook to Goold and Brook islands

Exploring the upper Rous River, NSW

Magnetic Islands Forts walk

GPS software
... converting Latitude and Longitude from the GPS to Eastings and Northings

The Maid of Sker
... high and dry pioneer paddlesteamer Nerang

Okinawa sea kayaking
... R. & L. Brezina

Exploring the Coomera River

Seary's Creek
... a small creek in Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay
... on overview of the locality


Winter 2009 vol 10

Autumn 2009 vol 9
cover Winter 09
cover Autumn 2009
Contents - available 1st June 2009
Contents available 1st March 2009

O’Sheas Crossing                                          
...  the Brisbane River above Wivenhoe

Norman Creek, Brisbane City
Cooby Dam                                                      
... Toowoomba’s water supply   
Cressbrook Dam  
...  exploring a noted fishing haunt  

Perserverance Dam  
 .. look but don’t touch
Cressbrook Creek, Crows Nest
... walkers notes for the rocky gorge                     

Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim 08

Pancake Creek
... notes for the waterways and Bustard Heads

The North Johnston River ... a trip report
... Peter Blakey and Cairns Kayaking   

An Overnight trip on the Mary, by Sean Ries

Exploring the Obi Obi


Yeppoon to Stannage Bay trip report
... Alan and Cindy Thompson

Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area

Paddling the Whitsundays
... H. Van der Kolk

A folding kayak in Greenland
... Greg Spurgin

The Cobaki Broadwater

Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook
... walkers notes for the trail (extract)
courtesy of H. j. Preuss

Family Islands trip report
... paddling the waters around Dunk and Bedarra

Family Islands photo guide (extract)

... exploring the NE coast of PNG

Leslie Dam
... west of Warwick on the northern
edge of the Granite Belt

Summer 2008 vol 8

Spring 2008 vol 7
Summer 08 cover
Contents available 1st Dec 2008
Contents - available 1st Sept 2008

Keppel Bay trip report                       
Alan and Cindy Thompson

Gladstone to Keppels by Sit on Top kayak                  
George Young 

Lawn Hill Gorge by canoe                                               
Hj Preuss 
Paddling  the Murray River, Tim Williams
Guide to Magnetic Island                                                 
from NQ’s  Hans j Pruess

Desolation Canyon Wil Hansen                                     
Whitewater Rafting Camping  Guide USA                                        

Pumicestone Passage                                                    
between Bribie Island and the mainland

Whanganui River, New Zealand                                       
Baffin Island and the Soper River                                                                     
UQ Canoe Club                                                                

Andrew Hughes                                            
east coast of Australia and Niugini

Longreach  fishing compeition results


Magnetic Island
... the shipwreck The City of Adelaide

Waimakariri River, NZ
... kayaking in the South Island

Explorers Notes Moreton Island
... northern section

Puysegur Point, Long Sound
... Fiordland New Zealand

Hinchinbrook Island trip report

Hinchinbrook Island photo essay

Coolmunda Dam and MacIntyre Brook
... exploring south west Queensland

Heron Island shipwreck

Lake Manapouri NZ

Qld Canoeing Inc
... Sea kayak symposium

Rah Island Canoe Race, Vanuatu

Canoeing on School Camp
... Richmond Christian College


Winter 2008 vol 6

Autumn 2008 vol 5
cover Autumn 2008
Contents available 1st June 2008
Contents - available 1st Mar 2008

Island of Skye, Scotland
.... A Klepper Aerius II trip report

Cooloola Sandpatch
.... paddling and exploring on the Noosa River

Moonlight kayaking in North Queensland

Anzac biscuits from the camp oven

Dumaresq River exploring

Sea kayak accessories
..... knee braces for a Mirage 530 sea kayak

Palau ..... . island nation, Micronesia

Tabulam Bridge
..... historic bridge on the Clarence River

Toonumbar Dam
..... exploring the dam west of Kyogle and the Border Ranges

The Yukon River ..... Kleppers in Alaska

Voyage to Antarctica
...... a Feathercraft paddle in icy waters

Breakthru .... a DVD review


a Raider at Stewart Island, NZ
...... a home made folding kayak

Tweed River - down at the mouth

Advanced Base Camp - Outdoor Ed on the Mary

Operation Frankton Return
...... Klepper kayaks in France

River Heights in Australia

Beef Jerky

Bunya Nuts bush tucker

Brunswick River, NSW

Paddling in Korea

The Snake River, Idaho

Sit on Top kayak trip report
...... Great Barrier Reef island hopping

Dry Docks in the Northern Rivers
..... Terranora, Riley's Hill, Ashby

Paddle for Life poster




Summer 2007 vol 4

Spring 2007 vol 3
summer cover
Spring cover
Contents - available 1st Dec 2007
Contents - available 1st Sept 2007

Middle Moreton – explorers notes

Exploring Cobby Cobby Island
The wreck of the Essex, Urang Creek
The Laughing Dingo                                                                 
Tweed River history notes 
Whale watching, Platypus Bay

Build your own kayak                                                            
Paddling Princess Charlotte Sound, NZ

Tank traps Paddys Flat, Clarence River                                                
Yasawa Islands Group, Fiji
Avon wreck, Bribie Island                                                                 

Wivenhoe - low water levels



Cruising the Curtis Coast - book review

Dancing with the Bear - paddling in Russia

Poyungan Creek Fraser Island

a sail for a sea kayak

Pony plough in the Maroochy

Gregory River race                                                  

SS Induna, Clarence River

St Helena Island tour

Cairns to Cape York - a letter from Brent

Queensland canoe BV100 

A Spanish ship in Swan Bay, Stradbroke Is

Feathercraft folding boats

Sea kayak Scotland

Vanuatu Canoe Race

Club Notices



Winter 2007 vol 2
Autumn 2007 vol 1
Winter 2007 cover
Autumn 2007 magazine
Contents - available 1st June 2007
Contents - available 1st March 2007

HMQS Gayundah

The wreck of the 'Platypus' on Peel Island

The Bremer River .... a history of river use

Hyacinth weed in Brisbane waterways

Whitewater in Nepal ... the Sun Khosi

Rafting in Fiji

Lighthouse of Tragedy .... a book review

Cruising the Coral Coast ... a book review

A folding kayak on the Fraser Coast

The Esk River .... a trip report

The Mary River ..... in what condition?

Paddling around Japan

Z Special Unit, WW II and Fraser Island

The Cherry Venture

Club Notices


Pay The Ferryman
Thursday Is. Keppel, Fraser, and Moreton...

River History ... old sugar cane machinery
in the Tweed Valley

TEN CANOES ... an indigenous movie featuring bark canoes.

Sirens of the Sea ... Dugong in Moreton Bay

Left Over Parts of a War ... World War II fortifications on Bribie Island

Australian Races ... Australian canoe races.

E.P.I.R.B. ... That EPIRB may soon expire

King John Creek, Caboolture

First Commando ADF
... Australian army and folding canoes.

No Fridge? No Oven? No Problem!
by Mary Marion ... a cookbook review

Canoe discovery trails in Tweed Shire

Exploring Bustard Head ... trip report

CLUB NOTICES... University of Queensland



04 May 09