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by mbatch
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: The (Squamish) Coffee-Pizza Traverse & Other Vancouver Area Trips
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: The (Squamish) Coffee-Pizza Traverse & Other Vancouver Area Trips

Mate, thanks for putting together all that info, I'm a long way from Canada and will probably never get there but good to know what's about.
Cheers Mick
by mbatch
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Waimakariri River, New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Waimakariri River, New Zealand

That's a shame Kyle. Yep I guess that river will keep flowing so there's always next time ! Good/better luck down the track
Mick
by mbatch
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Discover NZ packrafting - Easy rivers & stunning view
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Re: Discover NZ packrafting - Easy rivers & stunning view

Thanks Julie, lots of great info here and a nice video as well. Looks like I'll be back again !
by mbatch
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: A couple of NZ traverses
Replies: 0
Views: 477

A couple of NZ traverses

Hi A couple of NZ traverses for your viewing/reading pleasure Landsborough river Back in February this year Matt, Scott and I did the classic Landsborough river via Broderick pass trip. This was a bit of a dream trip for me as I’d first thought about a packraft style trip almost thirty years back as...
by mbatch
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Soca River Packrafting - Slovenia
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Soca River Packrafting - Slovenia

Thanks a lot for the info, this one has been on my list for donkeys years so even more so now if/when I ever get back to Europe. Great to see something from a packrafting perspective as well.
Cheers Mick
by mbatch
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Waimakariri River, New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Waimakariri River, New Zealand

G'day Kyle, Regarding clothing, Haydn had a dry suit but I was wearing thermals below gortex jacket and overpants. I've never owned a dry suit, would be nice! .. so far in NZ I haven't needed one but have only paddled in summer-early autumn there. A deck on your boat helps keep the wind off your leg...
by mbatch
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Waimakariri River, New Zealand
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Waimakariri River, New Zealand

Hi Kyle, In addition to Mark's comments, myself and a friend did a trip on the Waimakariri back in March 14. Seemingly this was a drought year although for an Aussie there still a reasonable amount of water albeit a bit on the low side. We also had one car and left it at Andrews Saddle and walked ov...
by mbatch
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way

Thanks Mark .. no, not done a lot down that way but reckon the Alps has a lot of potential and hoping to do a few more trips over coming springs. On re-reading my post sounds like the track to the Crinoline was indistinct, not so. the track from Breakfast creek is very good, rather down to the river...
by mbatch
Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way

A combination of car ownership and living in the nations capital I suspect, Dave !. Yeah not sure what I did in a past life that many of my friends seem to paddle the invisible green boats .. they should be banned
by mbatch
Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way
Replies: 5
Views: 764

The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way

The Crinoline and Macalister River the easy way Duration: 2 days (12km walk, 17km paddle) Gauge: Licola 2.04m Here’s a quick trip report for an overnight trip to the top of the Crinoline and down the Macalister river near Licola in the Victorian Alps that Matt and I did in October this year. It may ...
by mbatch
Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Lower Genoa River report
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Lower Genoa River report

I was wishing I had one ! .. luckily no swims
by mbatch
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Lower Genoa River report
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Lower Genoa River report

PS .. meant to add that the Genoa is in East Gippsland Victoria if you didn't know. And the quote at the end is from the McLaughlin canoe guide for Victoria
by mbatch
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Lower Genoa River report
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Lower Genoa River report

Lower Genoa River – Wangarabell to Genoa June 2016 Gauge: Genoa Gorge 0.95 to 0.90m Thought I’d post a quick report on a trip Matt and I did on the lower Genoa river in Gippsland a few weeks back given there isn’t much info out there that I could find on this one. Access: the put in is at Wangarabel...
by mbatch
Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Murrumbidgee around Canberra

You can order your coffee table book this Christmas, Matt. Thanks guys, obviously the notes are indicative (although I think the rapids are graded relatively) and your own judgement is key as always. Mark feel free to drop me a line if you want any further info, more than happy to provide any help I...
by mbatch
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Murrumbidgee around Canberra

Hi guys, I thought I’d add some (loooong!!) notes to some sections of the Murrumbidgee within a stones throw of suburban Canberra. It’s a nice stretch of river with a few options, has a decent catchment and tends to hold the water longer than other rivers round these parts. Thought it may be timely ...
by mbatch
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Franklin River trip report
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: Franklin River trip report

Thanks a lot for the report and pics Matt, love seeing and hearing about trips in beautiful Tasmania
by mbatch
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Course- Canberra
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Packrafting Course- Canberra

Nice one ..see ya in my backyard !
by mbatch
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Re: Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track

Cheers guys Mark, adored your Landsborough vid .. 30 years back when I spent my summers around Mt Cook I had a pipe dream of walking over, bagging a peak and then paddling out. Never mind I had never paddled a stroke but the logistics and gear dampened my enthusiasm. As soon as I got a pack raft its...
by mbatch
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track
Replies: 5
Views: 1440

Colo River - Canoe Creek to Bob Turners Track

Colo River trip – Canoe Creek to Bob Turners track Gauge: Upper Colo 1.65 to 1.45 It seems that if you are a pack rafter within a 3 hour radius of Sydney you have either done or want to do this trip. Certainly it’s a beautiful wild stretch of river and has been a liloing trip for donkeys years. When...
by mbatch
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Rangitikei River Headwaters Trip Report
Replies: 5
Views: 4540

Re: Rangitikei River Headwaters Trip Report

Another excellent report and trip Chris .. just catching up on it now whilst researching for a north island trip .. so many options ! .. thanks for posting
by mbatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Re: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ

Thanks fellas

Steve , no need for jealousy just ditch the slippers and pipe mate and join us !
by mbatch
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Another Tooma trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Re: Another Tooma trip

G'day Haydn , thought we'd lost you to the salt water for good. Always welcome aboard, we should talk soon !
by mbatch
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting the Grose
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Packrafting the Grose

Nice one Jeremy .. will add it to the every growing list !
by mbatch
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 1840

Mick and Matts Upper Waiau river trip NZ

Seems pack rafting is like comedy, it’s all in the timing. So on arrival in Christchurch airport in early March this year when the customs guy was telling all and sundry that the west coast was flooding big time it seemed our traverse objectives were off the books. Never mind as we had another dozen...
by mbatch
Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Canning the Cann
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Canning the Cann

River height: 1.6m Weeragua, 0.6m Chandlers Creek Location: East Gippsland Victoria The genesis of this trip came out of a very cold winter in Canberra with little thought to paddling, rather looking for a spring trip to re-unite the triumphant triumvirate from the Mitta Mitta trip last October. Hav...
by mbatch
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: An old Shoalhaven loop trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: An old Shoalhaven loop trip

Thanks Lizzy

About to go OS for work for a few week so hope to knock out a couple more to reminisce about given I'll miss the snow melt and with El Nino looming !
by mbatch
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: An old Shoalhaven loop trip
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

An old Shoalhaven loop trip

River height: 0.85m at Hillview Some of you Sydneysiders may recall that Easter 2014 provided ideal paddling conditions for the Shoalhaven river. It also provided some of us with the equal pleasure of playing Easter bunny for our kids. Never mind there is always the Anzac Day long weekend. Myself, S...
by mbatch
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Another Tooma trip
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Another Tooma trip

I’m finally going to do a trip report, won’t be worth the wait so you’ve been warned. I’m shocking when it comes to writing things up and have all the excuses (crap writer, no video skills, not hard core or interesting enough, no one else writes ‘em up etc etc) but I also enjoy reading everyone else...
by mbatch
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting Presentation in Sydney; 8 October 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Packrafting Presentation in Sydney; 8 October 2015

Love to see John's show and catch up DM .. school hols so may be away but otherwise might be able to make the journey.
by mbatch
Wed May 20, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Asaro River day trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1087

Re: Asaro River day trip

nice one mate, good to hear a report from way up north
by mbatch
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Upper Kangaroo River, NSW
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: Upper Kangaroo River, NSW

Nice one Lizzy .. almost saw you there as had same trip planned for last weekend but the Sydney crew pulled out. Thanks for the vid
by mbatch
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 4127

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

Think this would be a great idea, as you say has been done in NSW. Suspect the issues raised by others are key though. I'm guessing that most pack rafters are from bush walking or other outdoor backgrounds so could really do with some decent training but maybe that very background and the 'do it you...
by mbatch
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Southern Hemisphere packrafting meet-up
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Southern Hemisphere packrafting meet-up

Agree with Mark, just back from NZ and spent a couple of days up at Murchison.Nice little town and top campsite, the (ex) Hawaiian owners are really hospitable. Plethora of options around for all levels of paddlers, the Buller itself can be pretty big volume but a bundle of side rivers etc. Very nic...
by mbatch
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Colo River NSW
Replies: 15
Views: 6261

Re: Colo River NSW

G'day Lizzy Getting slightly off topic but maybe morph this into a kids paddle thread. We recently paddled the Snowy from Halfway flat as a family trip (we being my wife, myself and our 9 year old along with my friend and his seven year old), this is a really scenic float with some decent rapids, al...
by mbatch
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: The MItta Mitta - Trip Report

Yet another great vid Haydn .. it was a really fine trip. Likewise I have all good intentions of sharing substantial trip reports but never seem to manage it which highlights my appreciation for those who do .. I think I've made unsubstantiated promises to do so in the past and have failed .. having...
by mbatch
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Shoalhaven trip
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Re: Shoalhaven trip

G'day Lizzy I haven't done this particular trip but have thought about it and received some info from those who have. My understanding is that you can drive along Matodoro Ridge Trail out to Bullion Hill as marked on the Touga map.Do-able in 2wd although some messy bits and all marked gates are open...
by mbatch
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Tasmanian packrafters in Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Tasmanian packrafters in Alaska

Another fantastic trip and report John .. keep 'em coming !
by mbatch
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Nitmiluk Gorge, NT

Nice trip Lizzy, you've inspired me to add my own pics and trip report. I did something similar with three friends last winter. I'd booked the Jatbula and coming from the southern states I thought we could make a week of it and do a three day walk and paddle around Nitmiluk. We went in via the rim t...
by mbatch
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:07 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Arthur River, Tasmania
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Arthur River, Tasmania

Hi John
Any semblance of skill on my part is purely the product of Haydn's editing !. Will certainly be in touch when I head down your way which I'm hoping to do sometime later in the year .. til then but looking forward to seeing more of your great trips
Cheers Mick
by mbatch
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Arthur River, Tasmania
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Arthur River, Tasmania

Thanks for posting John. Great to see footage of the Arthur, I've been talking to some mates about this river for awhile as an introductory Tassy trip after checking the Paddle Tasmania online guide. looks like you had plenty of water ?, I was thinking early summer .. thanks again and for your other...
by mbatch
Wed May 21, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Minimum upper shoalhaven water levels?
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: Minimum upper shoalhaven water levels?

G'day Bosch Did you guys end up on the Shoaly over Anzac Day weekend ?.. we saw a log entry at Longs saying a pair were pack rafting to Tallowa. My two bobs for future reference, we got on the Shoaly at .75 at Hillview going in at Longs and it was a touch low but easily do-able , I bit of scrapping ...
by mbatch
Thu May 08, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1748

Re: Poulter, Waimakariri, Hurunui & Maruia Rivers NZ

Great job Haydn, we certainly got lucky with gorgeous weather and enough water to have fun. Thanks to the guys at Springfield hotel for the lift back to the car after the Poulter-Waimakakiri trip and for putting on fish and chips after the kitchen closed. The Poulter trip was gleaned from this forum...
by mbatch
Sat May 03, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Trip report - Heazlewood - Whyte - Pieman rivers, Tasmania
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

Re: Trip report - Heazlewood - Whyte - Pieman rivers, Tasman

Thanks for the report ,, and always good to hear there is good steak sangas and beer waiting at the end of any trip. Can't wait to get down south again
by mbatch
Sat May 03, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Idol packrafters

Hah .. you're on to me !. Have some pics on flickr now so no excuses, just did a fun trip on the Shoaly over Anzac weekend and will have something out there soon.. not much vid , haven't progressed past stills much yet. Haydn and I also paddled in NZ in March which was stellar as well. Look forward ...
by mbatch
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Idol packrafters
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Idol packrafters

Visionary .. I've bum slid Mumbulla but never thought to raft it, and after seeing that I understand why
by mbatch
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Adventurous Volunteers weekend - Lower Snowy River, KNP
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Adventurous Volunteers weekend - Lower Snowy River, KNP

How did it go fellas ? .. would have loved to have been there but was in NZ doing some paddling .. next time for sure
by mbatch
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:00 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: North Queensland Winter Safari!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: North Queensland Winter Safari!?

I'll be up that way mid July to walk Hinchinbrook with the family so would be keen to tack on some paddling if the dates work .. and maybe if the don't
by mbatch
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:33 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

to clarify. The paddling was great the paddlers were average
by mbatch
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

plenty of footage of average paddling though .. and lovely scenery. Great trip, will attempt a short report with a couple of pics soon
by mbatch
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: snowy and nymboida fishing tips
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Re: snowy and nymboida fishing tips

Yeah Steve, as I was on camera there is no footage of quality paddling