Toukley Kayakers Favourite Venues
Budgewoi Lake, Toukley. Aquatic Centre, Peel Street, Toukley UBD map ref 42 D9, next to Volunteer Coast Guard.
Pelican, Lake Macquarie. New venue, Lakeview Parade, Pelican (next to Blacksmiths, north of Swansea), northern end. UBD map ref 178 K5. Google maps ref -33.070003, 151.642232. Turn left at the first traffic lights after the Swansea bridge, head north-west.
Wangi Wangi - enter off Wangi Road into Summerhill Drive then Dobell Drive, to Kent Place. Choice of two launch sites, depending on the prevailiung wind, either Wangi Bay side (north), or Pulbah Island side. Newcastle UBD map ref 177 E5 or Google maps ref -33.070633, 151.587618. Paddle to Pulbah or Wangi Point.
Clarence Town. Duke Street, via Seaham road and Clarencetown Road. Just downstream on the Williams River from the Limeburners Creek Road Bridge. Drive down past the caravan park to the Williams River. Stop at the bank. Not on the UBD, look up Google maps.
Valentine - Dilkera Avenue. Hartley Point, Bennett Park Google Map ref -33.011113, 151.628416 Newcastle UBD map 162 E11
Old Milk Factory, 141-155 Alison Road, Wyong. UBD CC Map ref 48P2. Google maps ref -33.277294, 151.406615. Drive in, unload kayak near river, park in front carpark.
Hardys Bay, (166) Araluen Drive near the end, UBD Central Coast Edition Map Ref 107 L15. Google maps ref -33.522857, 151.354883.
Warners Bay Lions Park, Eleebana. Newcastle UBD Map 162 G1. All facilities, just drive in. Paddle down to Shepherds Creek or north to South Creek.
Booragul, Lake Macquarie. Edwards Park, First Street (east at the roundabout just south of the Five Islands Bridge), to the end. UBD map ref 151 Q10, left before the Art Gallery, to the end. Google maps ref -32.973852, 151.616309
Berowra Marina, 199 Bay Road, Berowra Waters Google maps ref -33.598941, 151.119851. UBD map ref ?? Sydways map ref 155 F18
Sunshine Park, Sunshine 2264 on Lake Macquarie. Go down Fishery Point Road, Morisset, to the end, right into Cessnock Road, then into Sunshine Parade. Right to the north end there is a little track to the boat ramp. UBD map ref 184 L7 Google map ref -33.109998, 151.563631.
Toronto, Kooroora Bay. Anzac Parade, Toronto, just north of the town, where the road deviates and terminates, before Main Road and the Fennell Bay Bridge, turn right at the fork into Toronto Lions Park. Newcastle UBD map 161 H6. Maybe paddle around Kooroora Bay, down to Bolton Point, across to Hartley Point, Valentine, back to Dewey Point, Carey Bay, back past Toronto.
Cams Wharf - Cams Wharf Road, cnr Crangan Bay Drive. Newcastle UBD map ref. 185 Q14. Paddle over to Pulbar Island, weather permitting.
South Belmont - Paley Crescent, Belmont South. UBD map ref 170 P11, boat ramp. Google map ref -33.049573,151.653618
Patonga, Meroo Avenue, off Patonga Street. UBD map ref 115 J13. Paddle up Patonga Creek with the tide.
Google maps ref (-33.552089,151.26817) paste into line B of Get Directions.
Dell Road, West Gosford - Narara Creek. UBD map ref 77 B15. No facilities, just a good creek not otherwise accessible. River end of road behind bait shop.
Canton Beach, Toukley. Belbowrie Street, Canton Beach 2263. Or enter by Beach Pde. Central Coast UBD Map ref 42 E15 Google map ref -33.272310, 151.543995
Lake Macquarie, Morisset. Eucalyptus Drive, UBD Central Coast map 11 J1 - Google Maps Ref -33.132462, 151.517926
Parsley Bay, Hawkesbury River. George Street via Bridge Street, Brooklyn, park in the car park at McKell Park, Brooklyn. UBD Sydney map 56; K 11 Google maps ref -33.547771, 151.230207
Gosford Sailing Club. Masons Parade, UBD map ref 87 E9. Google maps - paste this (-33.436599,151.342199) in Get directions Line B.
Sandy Beach Reserve, Summerland Point. Far south-west end of Kullaroo Road, not the Summerland Point Reserve on Frying Pan Bay. Central Coast UBD map ref 12 J4
Saratoga Brisbane Water - Centennial Avenue, Saratoga. UBD Central Coast Map 97 L9.
Queens Wharf Road, Morpeth, on the Hunter River. Newcastle UBD map ref 29Q11/30A11. 9.00am.
Bobbin Head, Kuring-Gai Chase National Park, Kuringai Chase Road. Sydney UBD map 196 E6. Google maps ref -33.662472, 151.157689. National Park pass needed, or pay money at the gate. Free passes for pensioners (click here).
Lake Macquarie/Croudace Bay. Bareki Road, Eleebana - Thomas H Halton Park and boat ramp. Newcastle UBD map ref 162 H5. Coming from Belmont, it's the first park on the lake, entry at western end. Google maps ref. -32.998464, 151.637682
Avoca Lake - Ficus Avenue, Avoca Beach. CC UBD map ref 99K5 Google map ref (-33.464546,151.434277). Paste this in Get Directions, Line B.
Cockle Creek. Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point. Newcastle UBD map ref 151 P4. Google maps ref -32.960296, 151.614979.
Budgewoi Lake - Highview Avenue, San Remo (near Camp Breakaway), at the power station outlet, UBD Central Coast map ref 31 N8. Google maps ref -33.219895,151.526795
Picnic Point, The Entrance UBD map ref 61 A12, opposite Manning Road Google map ref (-33.336982,151.492771)
Mooney Mooney kayaking — Launch at Deerubbun Reserve, Peats Ferry Road, Mooney Mooney. UBD map ref 113 N5 (next to freeway, take Pacific Highway exit off F3 heading south, then turn left under F3) Google maps ref -33.533539, 151.198893.b>
Bonnells Bay, Lake Macquarie. Meet at Pendlebury Park, Grand Parade, Bonnells Bay, UBD map ref 183 K6. Google maps ref -33.106945, 151.522132
Chain Valley Bay. The Josh Porter Park, Lloyd Avenue, Chain Valley Bay, Central Coast UBD map ref 22 M4. Enter via Tall Timbers Road and Scaysbrook Avenue, left at the end. Google maps ref -33.174908, 151.564994
Gwandalan Paddlin' — Kayak outing from Gwandalan Lions Park, Gamban Road, Gwandalan, Central Coast UBD map ref 13 F8 (Newcastle UBD 193 F8) Google Maps Ref -33.148511,151.588275. Paste into 'Directions to Here', Line B.
Wyong River at Tacoma
Tacoma Oval access road, Wolseley Road, Tacoma UBD map ref 50 E10. Google maps ref (-33.296171,151.463606)
Wangi Road, Myuna Bay UBD Newc map ref 176 F2. Head north from Dora Creek, stop where the lake meets the road and there are kayaks on the grass. Google Maps ref -33.061306, 151.551560
Ourimbah Creek paddle
0900 Sunshine Park, Sunshine Avenue, Chittaway Point. UBD map ref 59 M6. Google Maps ref (-33.324468,151.44138) paste into Get directions Line B.
Kayaking on Lake Munmorah. Launch at Elizabeth Bay boat ramp, close to Greenacre Avenue, Lake Munmorah. UBD map ref 33 E2. Paddle up to Tom Burke Reserve for a visit to the toilets, then continue up the north coast of the lake, around to the Colongra Wetlands for some exploring, then straight back across the lake.
Styles Point boat ramp, Rathmines. Newcastle UBD map ref 169 F5. Use Overhill Road, Rathmines for your GPS. From Wangi Road, take Dorrington Road. Paddle around Kilaben Bay and up Stockyard Creek.
Rathmines boat ramp, not Styles Point, Newcastle UBD map ref 169 G7, near Don Geddes Aged Care. From Wangi Road, take Dorrington Road, nearly to the end. Google maps -33.038741, 151.595096
North Entrance Tuggerah Lake. 0900 at the Coastal Patrol boat ramp, The Entrance North, just off Wilfred Barrett Drive on the lake side, UBD map ref 61 E7. Between the boat hire shop and the 2 Shores Caravan Park. Paddle down to Long Jetty and back, including under the bridge.
Summerland Point Boat Ramp, Cams Blvd UBD Map ref 12M3
Wyee Creek- Kayaking the Wyee Creek. Meet at Vales Point Park 0900am. UBD map ref 12 A6 Peveril Street, Mannering Park. Paddle across to Wyee Point then down to Rutleys Road, through the pipes and up the magical Wyee Creek to the Enchanted Forest.
Brisbane Water Drive, Koolewong. Central Coast UBD map ref 96 K4. Paddle back up to Narara Creek, then through Gosford, down to Point Frederick and backl across the lake to Koolewong.
Throsby Creek, Newcastle. 0900 start at Tully Street, Carrington, Pat Jordan Oval boat ramp. UBD Newcastle map ref 133 J16. Google Maps ref (-32.915188,151.760967). Paste into Get Directions Line B.
Hawkesbury River, Mooney Mooney. Map ref CC UBD map 113 N5, Deerubbin Reserve. Heading south on the F3, take the Brooklyn Old Pacific Hwy exit, turn left at the Highway, then next left under the freeway, and right at the roundabout. Check out this map. 12km paddle up to Parramatta (the wreck), and back, past Milson Island.
Wallarah Creek. Brudenell Ave, San Remo. UBD map 31 F7. Paddle upstream taking the Wallarah Creek (left) fork. A pleasant paddle, no wind, no hills, lovely scenery. No facilities, BYO everything. Google map ref (-33.217669,151.508812). Paste into Google maps Get Directions - Line B.
Ourimbah Creek. Launch at Sunshine Park, Geoffrey Rd, Chittaway Bay UBD map ref: 59 M6. Interesting paddle upstream past the weir.
Mackenzie/Lions Park, Weemala St, Budgewoi. CC UBD map 32 L14. Google map ref -33.234883,151.562648
Ettalong Beach, The Esplanade, Ettalong Beach UBD map ref 107 C13 opposite Bangalow St
Lake Munmorah. Launch at Lions Park, Lake Street, Budgewoi, CC UBD Map 32 L14. Google maps link
Blackalls Park - Fennell Bay, Stony Creek. Newcastle UBD map ref 161 E5, Blackall Avenue, Blackalls Park on your GPS, enter by Bayview Avenue. Google map ref -32.998586,151.591058
Mooney Mooney Creek. Karool Road, CC UBD map 85 B9. Google map ref -33.436581,151.250539
Gorokan Art Gallery (Fish co-op). Lake Budgewoi and Tuggerah. CC UBD map 41 K10. Google map ref -33.260508,151.517572
Wyong River - Panonia Road, Lions Park, Wyong, near the Bowling club. UBD map ref 49 F8 -33.290765, 151.425997
Davistown - Restella Avenue boat ramp and all facilities. UBD map ref 97 M15. Google map ref (-33.486239,151.35848)
Dora Creek Paddle. Doree Place, Dora Creek. Newcastle UBD map 175 C12. For those without an UBD, cross Dora Creek (the river) over the bridge (heading north), turn right, right, down past the shops, then left at the river. Google maps location (-33.085753,151.503865).
Cockle Creek. Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point UBD map ref 151 P4 Google maps ref (-32.960804,151.615466)
Marmong Point - Nanda Street, UBD map ref 152 A12. Google maps ref (-32.978446,151.618427), paste this number into Line B of Get Directions, Google Maps.
Swansea/Lake Macquarie. Osmond Reserve, right up the north end of the peninsula, past the Swansea Gardens Lakeside caravan park. Dobinson Drive, Swansea, on your GPS. Newcastle UBD map ref 178 G5. Google maps (-33.071656,151.633422) - paste this in line B of Get Directions.
Bonnells Bay, Lake Macquarie. Meet at Pendlebury Park, Grand Parade and Amos Street, Bonnells Bay, Newcastle UBD map ref 183 K5.
Summerland Point - Sandy Beach Reserve, Summerland Point. Far south-west end of Kullaroo Road, not the Summerland Point Reserve on Frying Pan Bay. Central Coast UBD map ref 12 J4. Google Maps ref (-33.13924,151.556818), paste into 'Get Directions'.
Hunter River, Fullerton Street, Stockton. Newcastle UBD map ref 134 C8. Boat Harbour opposite Griffith Avenue.
Woy Woy. Meet at Lions Park, Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy, UBD map ref 98 C14, Google maps ref (-33.485129,151.334907), paste into Get Directions Line B.
Tacoma, Wolseley Avenue, UBD Map 50 D8
Buff Point, Edgewater Park - Narambi Road and Buff Point Ave, UBD Map 31 P12