Howlong to Corowa – Overnight Canoe trip and social get together

Date(s) - 1 Feb 2020 until 2 Feb 2020


  • Ungraded
  • Leader: Deb
  • Phone: 0410047884 before 8pm
  • Mick
  • 0437101009
  • Participant numbers:
  • Final booking date: Friday 24th January 2020

It hasn’t been a good start to 2020; in fact it’s been a sad and awful beginning to the new decade. So how about we start the BBC year off with a social get together on the banks of the Murray River between Howlong and Corowa.

There are two options to this weekend; paddle on Saturday and Sunday OR come and camp/fish/relax on Saturday and Saturday night. We will be using Police Paddocks as our base camp spot. This camp site has no facilities (we are bringing a small porta loo, for important business, if you have your own please bring it as well) so you will need to be totally self-sufficient. The camp site is suitable for vans if you are thinking of bringing one. See the link below for directions.—central-victoria/police-paddocks–murray-river–north-of-rutherglen

Saturday 1st February: After meeting in Albury and picking the canoes up we will drive to the start of our paddle at Howlong Memorial Park. (There will be a short car shuffle, to our overnight basecamp site, before we begin paddling.) I have been told that this section of the Murray River is very pretty, with places to stop for snacks/swims and lunch. It’s about 25km from Howlong to our camp for the night. Once we get to camp, there will be another short shuffle to get cars from Howlong (approx.15mins each way). The remainder of Saturday will be spent relaxing, swimming, fishing, eating and enjoying the river location.

If you are not going to paddle you have the option of either leaving Albury in the morning with the paddlers and making the most of your time in camp on the river (and maybe even being a support vehicle and helping out getting all vehicles to camp) OR making your own way to camp sometime during the day.

Sunday 2nd February: After brekky there will be another short car shuffle (approx. 15mins each way) before the paddlers set off for a leisurely 15km paddle down to Corowa, where we will have lunch at the pub, before heading home.

Everyone will be paddling in new double kayaks, that will be hired from the Canoe Guy- $120 per canoe/$60 per person, this includes pfd’s and paddles. Paddlers must be able to swim 25m and be confident in the river.

Please note the early book by date as we need to book canoes with Dave The Canoe Guy a week in advance.

It would be really good to get some non paddlers who just want to come and have a camp by the river and would be happy to share pulling the canoe trailer and driving cars to/from our basecamp. Even though its not far this would save the car shuffles.