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by Tilapia Dreams
Sat May 28, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 115860

Re: Youtube Videos!

Yes, "But to each his own... at least until the regs change." certainly does sound like the pinnacle of intolerance.
by Tilapia Dreams
Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Papua New Guinea - Packrafting but not as we know it
Replies: 0
Views: 872

Papua New Guinea - Packrafting but not as we know it

After some days of asking I had finally found someone willing to drive me for the hour or to the start of my Easter Packrafting trip. The drop off point was in an area that had previously been planted with rubber but now the trees were mainly (but not totally) cleared for cattle or old & overgrown. ...
by Tilapia Dreams
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packrafting the Waiau River and Lake Rotoiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2384

Re: Packrafting the Waiau River and Lake Rotoiti

Thanks Hank, it's great to see packrafters taking these longer x-country trips and going alone. Impressive webpage with your reports.
by Tilapia Dreams
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: PNG - Easter trip
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: PNG - Easter trip

No takers yet ... but still time to book your tickets.

The road access is actually good condition and with luck might be possible to drive to or within 10km of the river
by Tilapia Dreams
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Murrumbidgee around Canberra
Replies: 8
Views: 2890

Re: Murrumbidgee around Canberra

Yep, really useful guide! Thanks
by Tilapia Dreams
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: PNG - Easter trip
Replies: 1
Views: 814

PNG - Easter trip

If anyone is interested I'm planning a trip over Easter - it will (as far as google earth shows) an easy river as far as no rapids although possible log jams and possibly (hopefully) quite fast water. The basics are 20 to 30km walk along disused road (read no longer passable by vehicles due to negle...
by Tilapia Dreams
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft on the Tua, PNG
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Packraft on the Tua, PNG

Thanks for the comments and while I may be moving from Goroka to the capital Port Moresby there are rivers there as well as some other trips planned. I have tried, unsuccessfully unfortunately, to entice packrafters to PNG but there has been no take-up on the offer. It's a pity as for East Coast Aus...
by Tilapia Dreams
Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Packraft on the Tua, PNG
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Packraft on the Tua, PNG

The first packraft on the River Tua ! Well it is a claim I’m sticking to as according to the PNG 1:100,000 map sheets the infamous Tua starts from the point where the Asaro and Fenagufu Rivers meet and I travelled at least 800 meters past that point. Over the last year I have been floating around on...
by Tilapia Dreams
Wed May 13, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Sit on top inflatable sled for packrafting?
Replies: 1
Views: 2065

Re: Sit on top inflatable sled for packrafting?

Or why not go for a Ruta Locura Lwd-Ul at $175 - the reviews all have them on flat lakes where they look hopeless whereas going down a river with a bit of speed they might be quite good.
by Tilapia Dreams
Mon May 11, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Asaro River day trip
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Asaro River day trip

First, this is another PNG river trip - I post it under Australia / NZ as it seems a closer link than under Asia (and more chance of pack rafters approaching from Australia than Asia). The album: http://s1113.photobucket.com/user/el_fireball/library/DayOut?sort=9&page=1 Having been a bit lazy over t...
by Tilapia Dreams
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Rio Santa Cruz, Argentine Patagonia
Replies: 2
Views: 5438

Re: Rio Santa Cruz, Argentine Patagonia

Sounds like a great trip and well worth making.
by Tilapia Dreams
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassie?
Replies: 19
Views: 4964

Re: Potential Interest in Packraft Training Courses in Tassi

The idea of a training course, especially encompassing white water survival / rescue as many of us might come from a bushwalking rather than canoeing background, seems a good idea. The problem may be setting a location and course length that makes it accessible, As I have found out from my offer to ...
by Tilapia Dreams
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Papua New Guinea - Goroka
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Re: Papua New Guinea - Goroka

In answer to your questions. First, yes I am still based in Goroka. Second, if you are in Brisbane (especially since you are from the other side of the world) I would say if you get the chance then YES make a trip to PNG. Safety, or lack of it, here in PNG is somewhat of an Australian obsession - we...
by Tilapia Dreams
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Not Australia but PNG - short river trip
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Not Australia but PNG - short river trip

Having decided to take-up packrafting to cross water when needed and for river / lake exploration I ordered my first packraft. With some specific treks in mind, where the trekking side will take some days and the river side will be largely flattish river, minimum weight was the priority and so I wen...
by Tilapia Dreams
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Australia / New Zealand
Topic: Papua New Guinea - Goroka
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Papua New Guinea - Goroka

I am currently based in Goroka, PNG and am beginning to start to get ready to learn at least the rafting side of pack rafting on some of the rivers around here - the tame ones that is within the wide valley area. So if anyone is interested in visiting I am very happy to offer free accommodation in r...