Nanga Bush Retreat and White-Water Weekend – Sept 10th-12th


Note: we are in the one big open-plan Timbarra building this year, not the smaller cottages.

When?  The weekend of Friday 10th September

Come down late Friday arvo for the traditional soup and crusty bread dinner. Have a few drinks and get to know your fellow club members.

Water levels permitting on Saturday there will be a white water trip with a qualified instructor on the Middle Murray on grade 3 rapids for experienced white water paddlers, and peer-paddling for the more advanced. Or if you prefer, take your mountain bike for a ride or just go for a walk through the beautiful forests. Then everyone pitches in to make dinner and make merry with stories of white-water adventures – there a plenty of people who love to play games, so join in!

Sunday will be an Upper Murray paddle with some Grade 1 and 2 white water – suited to paddlers who have completed an introduction to white water course or have shown paddling competency on L1 / 2 moving water.
More advanced paddlers can still do their own thing – or something different – it’s up to you.
Be back by about 2:30 for a quick clean-up of the accommodation and head back to Perth.

If you’re a really fit, you can join in the fun on Saturday at the ‘Nanga Challenge’ a multi sport event with a run a paddle and a mountain bike leg.

How Much?

Costs are $100 per adult, $40 per school-aged child (i.e. ages 5 to 17 inclusive) and children under 5 free!

This price includes accommodation from Fri night until Sunday arvo and Friday and Saturday dinner and Saturday and Sunday breakfast. Bread and spreads will be provided for you to make sandwiches for Sat and Sun lunch.
Ascot Kayak Club members are welcome too! (a $20/$10 surcharge applies for those wishing to paddle with instructors).

What to bring?

You will need :

  • All your own paddling gear and your white-water boat – members can hire club boats and equipment as required. Note: Appropriate white water boats are required for Middle Murray, the rapids can be gnarly.
  • Bed linen and pillow slip and/or a sleeping bag.
  • Warm clothes. It gets pretty close to 0 degrees overnight … brrrrr!
  • Wet-weather clothes. It gets wet too! But it’s nice and dry inside … mmmm!
  • A sense of adventure!

So where is it?

Nanga bush camp is situated 110km south of Perth (about 1.5hours drive) and about 6km from Dwellingup. From Dwellingup General Store follow Williams Road east for 1 Km to Nanga Road, turn right, stay on bitumen road for 7km to Murray bridge. Cross bridge. Entrance to Nanga Bush Camp is 100 m from bridge.
Click here to download the new map– we are in the one big open-plan Timbarra building this year, not the smaller cottages: the new map shows where we are!

Booking and more Info?

To book, click here.

All paddlers who want to join the Instructor escorted Upper or Middle Murray trips must contact Colin Scully if you would like to paddle at Nanga.
You should indicate what paddling experience you have (including all courses you have done) and what paddling you would like to do at Nanga.

General Info Elaine Lennox
Paddling Info You must contact Colin if you would like to paddle at Nanga
Boat Hire Steve Emms
Food If you can help bring down the food for the weekend,
please contact Tracy Thomas