Noosa Everglades Canoeing Program

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When: Wednesday 3 – Friday 5 May
Years: 11 – 12
Where: Great Sandy National Park

Cost: $230

Embark on the ultimate paddling adventure as we journey by canoe and experience the best remote river camping that the upper Noosa River has to offer.  We will set up camp overnight at Harry’s Hut, then paddle further north to campsite 3 and walk into the spectacular Cooloola Sand Blow for terrific views and expansive dunes.  Returning to Harry’s Hut to camp for the second night, we then retrace our journey downstream and stop at various sites including Fig Tree Point and the historic Mill Point. 

Program Aims:

  • To engage with other Faith students; work as a collective or team; making new connections and sharing various roles and responsibilities that go along with a journey based expedition
  • To provide an adventure-based learning experience that links with the Health and Physical Education Curriculum and provide 21st century learning opportunities for students to develop various general capabilities.
  • To explore and inquire into the natural area, explore fauna and flora at different sites and make connections as to how the different environmental cycles affect the local environment.

Sites we will be visiting:

  • Great Sandy National Park
  • Harry’s Hut
  • Cooloola Sand Blow
  • Fig Tree Point
  • Mill Point
  • Kinaba

Optional Drop off and Pick up locations:

Option 1:

Faith Office at Underwood, 2/6-12 Graham Street, Underwood

Drop off by 8:00am for an 8:30am departure

Pick up approx. 3:00pm

Option 2:

Elanda Point Canoe Launch, 81 Lake Flat Rd, Boreen Point QLD 4565

Drop off approx. 11:30am

Pick up 12:30pm

Contact Daniel Rush at should you have any questions.

What’s included?

  • Bus transport to and from the Underwood
  • Canoe hire
  • Foam exped sleeping mat
  • Tents to share
  • Metho stove or trangia BBQ
  • BBQ and all food items
  • Pastoral care and support for each student

What to bring:

All School Camp Programs will have the students engage in various adventure based learning activities where they will be outside and could get dirty.  We recommend that they don’t come away on camp programs in new or expensive clothing; old comfortable clothes are preferable.

If you require medications, please organise a Webster pack to use over the camp period. You will need to make yourself known to Daniel upon arrival and pass on the Webster pack for safekeeping.

Student equipment list:

Please bring enough clothing for three days + one day extra as a back up.

Sun hat | 2L water bottle | sunscreen | sunglasses | torch | thongs/sandals | long pants | shorts | shirts | appropriate swimwear | raincoat | warm jumper | sneakers (two pairs, one pair may get wet) | towel | undergarments and socks | pen, notepad and Bible | plate, bowl and cup (sturdy material like plastic or tin) | eating utensils | drawstring bag to keep all meal time items together

Students Sleeping Gear:

Sleeping bag | single fitted sheet | pillow and pillow slip


Soap | toothbrush and toothpaste | insect repellent (preferably roll on, no aerosols) | deodorant (preferably roll on, no aerosols)

Note: All items will need to fit inside the canoe, so please ensure packed belongings are compact, lightweight and easy to carry.

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