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Thu, 15 Aug


Mount Nelson

Guides Course 2024

Learn to guide a raft with the uni rafting club 🛶

Registration closes 25 Aug 2024, 9:00 pm

Guides Course 2024
Guides Course 2024

Time & Location

15 Aug 2024, 6:00 pm – 25 Aug 2024, 9:00 pm

Mount Nelson, 131 Olinda Grove Mount Nelson TAS 7007 Australia


About the trip

Get excited for the 2024 Guides course!

Are you interested in learning to guide a raft with the Uni Rafting Club? This course is aimed at newer members of the club teaching the skills needed to plan and run a trip, and safely guide a raft. This trip is open to club members who have been on a least one trip previously (if you haven't rafted before get yourself on a trip over late July and early August). 

The course will be spread over 3 sessions: 

August 15th 6-9:30pm  ROPE SKILLS SESSION. This will cover tying knots, using pulleys and other on river safety gear. 

Held at the Rafting Sheds, 131 Olinda Grove, Mount Nelson.

August 20th 6-9:30pm THEORY NIGHT. This session will cover Hydrology (how to read water...), and how to plan and run a trip. 

Held at the TUSA board room on the Sandy Bay Campus, Churchil Avenue, Sandy Bay.

August 23rd-25th WEEKEND ON RIVER. 

A weekend away learning to guide a raft from our Senior Guides. Meeting at the Sheds at 5:30pm on Friday the 23rd we will carpool to the river returning late on Sunday. We hope to spend the weekend rafting on the Mersey river staying at Arm River Camp (dorm accomodation) though this is subject to rainfall/dam releases given by Hydro Tasmania. If we are unable to raft the Mersey another river we be selected and we will be camping rather then staying in accomodation. This will be confirmed closer to the date. 


$40 to cover the cost of accomodation, a communal dinner and the fuel costs of senior guides and club volunteers who are giving their time to teach you. We will carpool to the river, please contribute fuel costs to your driver in addition to the $40 paid to the club. 


1. You must be a member with the club (2024):

2. Then, please pay the $40 course cost through QPAY:

3. And lastly, please also sign up below on the Rafting Club Website

Once you've done all three we'll have  your info and we'll be in contact shortly before the first event!

If you have any questions or concerns reach out to one of the trip leaders. See you there! 📘🛶🍻

Limited to 12 spots

Trip Leader:

Toby Harrington. Contact via messenger or 0459418101

Registration closes 25 Aug 2024, 9:00 pm

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