Hunter Valley PaddleSports Club

Recreational Paddle - Smiths Lake


Sat 20 Apr 2024 09:00 — 13:00
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Hunter Valley Paddlesports Club (HVPC) Recreational Paddle - Smiths Lake (Rescheduled from Sat 6 April)


Launch from boat ramp at Brambles Reserve on the Lakes Way.

Options for 10km or 20km paddle.

Amenities on site.

Please arrive by 8:15 to be on the water by 9am.

Bring water, snacks and lunch

PFDs are compulsory


Pre event registrations  are essential - Please do not turn up for the padle without registering in advance.

Registering paddlers will be redirected to Paddle Australia's JustGo platform. Current PNSW members will need to log in, and non members will need to create a JustGo sign-on to register a trial membership or pay the non-member single event fee (see below).


If you are unable to register online, please email Marnie at huntervalleypaddlesportsclubs@gmail.com to let us know you will be attending



HVPC/PNSW members: Free of charge

HVPC trial members: Free of charge. 

Non member single event fee: $22

Potential members and interested paddlers can sign up for a Trial Membership which provides one month's access to HVPC Recreational Paddles and other Come & Try activities. Trial memberships can only be taken out once per person.

All registered paddlers will be covered by Paddle Australia's insurance during the event.



By participating in an HVPC event, you grant full rights for HVPC to use any images or video taken  during the event for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the Club’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use images in  printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. 


HVPC strongly recommends that all paddlers review the kayak skills training videos shared by NSW Sea Kayak Club, especially the following rescue videos:

  • Assisted Rescue - The assisted rescue is used to help another kayaker re-enter their kayak after a capsize. A good rescue is efficient, with no injuries or damaged equipment. 
  • Self Rescue - Self rescue is a method of getting yourself back into the kayak after capsizing.  This is essential if you plan to paddle alone.

If you would like to practice rescue skills during the rec paddle, please speak with the paddle leader on the day.


For further information or questions about the paddle please contact Grahame - 0497 222 791

For assistance with registration, please contact Marnie -  huntervalleypaddlesportsclub@gmail.com