Friends of the Mitta Paddling Weekend


Thu 26 Sep 2024 19:00 — Sun 29 Sep 2024 23:45
Mitta Mitta River

Event information

Friends of the Mitta weekend - volunteering and paddling community event

Trip Leader: Michael Clark

Trip leaders email :

Time: Depart Friday evening, return Sunday evening

Experience required: Beginner rafting / Intermediate kayaking

You must be able to swim 50m (2 laps of pool)

*Trip will only run if at least 1 other leader signs up, preferably someone able to raft guide in grade 3 conditions*

**Trip is subject to weather conditions, and leader availability**

***Participants will be limited based on the ability to transport equipment***

Friends of the Mitta is a volunteer organisation that helps maintain access to the Mitta Mitta River. This is their annual working B/social event. Hopefully we can get a few people to attend to help out on Saturday morning, and join in on the social evening on Saturday, and then community paddle on Sunday, More info to come closer to the date. 

On Saturday afternoon we should also be able to run some of the rivers in the area, with a mix of kayaks and raftson grade 2-3 sections.

On Sunday, we will join the community social paddle, rafting/kayaking down the Mitta gorge section. This is a grade 3 river, so kayakers will be much more limited depending on experience, while there should be enough space in the rafts for everyone else.

Destination: Mitta Mitta River

Gear Confirm with trip leader if gear hire is available

Gear list here

General Gear list:

- wetsuit and thermals if you feel the cold. It might be a bit chilly depending on the weather
- wetsuit boots or old shoes to wear in the water
- A dry change of clothes for the end of the day
- dry bags for storing lunch in (the club has some that can be shared, but if you have your own then you can use them)
- Water Bottle
- Lunch and snacks for both days on the river
- Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat)
- Snacks
- food for evening meals.

Approx cost: $120-150 (including gear hire)

Further trip details


Additional notes due to current COVID19 Restrictions


See full list of current restrictions here

  • The club strongly reccomends you are up to date with Covid Vaccinations All participants shoud wash hands/equipment before and after use
  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. excessive coughing, sore throat) or are a close contact can not join the trip.
  • Should anyone show any of the symptoms while in attendance, the trip will be cancelled immediately with an incident form filed to La Trobe Sport 
  • If you are unable to attend, you must immediately notify the trip organiser so your spot can be offered to someone else

** Club trips are for current LUMC members. You can sign up to membership here  If you can't find your username/password email for help**

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the right gear. Trip leaders can answer questions you might have. If you dont have the right gear you may get left at uni and leaders might be unwilling to take you in the future.