Lake Conjola Easter Cruise + Anzac Day

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Lake Conjola Easter Cruise + Anzac Day

Postby Pete C » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:11 pm

As copied from the April Careel News -

CRUISE DATES: Thursday 21st – Wednesday 27thApril 2011
HOW TO GET THERE: Lake Conjola is 220 km south of Sydney, off the Princes Highway.
Follow the highway through Nowra, to Wandandian and then Conjola.
The lake turn-off is about 6 km after the Conjola turnoff; from there it is about 5 km to the
turn-off to Killarney Beach – our Cruise HQ (there's a small signpost at the dirt road leading to
the beach).
SITE ACCESS: Killarney Beach is on private property, and offers a launching ramp,
clean sandy beach, toilets, fresh water and lock-up parking.
Enter the private property from the dirt road via the gate on the left hand side, near some
parked trucks.
Please shut the gate when coming or going, to keep the cows from straying.
Unfortunately, camping overnight on the beach or foreshore is prohibited (but staying on your
Careel is OK). A collection of $5 per day will be asked for each boat for the entry and parking fee
& will be presented by our Cruise Captains to the elderly ladies/owners.
The beach to the west of the launch ramp is for Careels, and to the east is for “ski boats” –
which we suspect ‘try’ to wake us early! So when launching, watch out for the rock “trap” in the
centre of the beach and 3 m from the shoreline. Otherwise Lake Conjola offers ideal trailer sailing,
clear water, and access to the ocean beach, good fishing, and brilliant cruising.

Thursday21st:For extra safety, join our convoy, after work, ring Bob Dziminski on 02 95432492 or
(0419293717)Stop at a Driver Reviver for coffee/tea, and overnight at Killarney.

Good Friday 22nd:Launch at Killarney Ramp, picnic lunch in the park.
Afternoon sail on the lake, before we can relax and return for Happy Hour with
Easter Egg painting for the Careel Kidz, which will be required for Sunday.
Barbecue Dinner & Campfire.
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th - Activities will include:
Exploring and sailing on the beautiful lake.
Sail to beach for a swim, sand-dune slide (wear old cossies) & afternoon tea
Saturday Evening is Pizza Night for the Careel Kidz on ‘Danmar’ – make your own,
ingredients supplied – cost will be only 1 premium beer per family (for the
sweat & mess).
The Easter Treasure Hunt for Bunny droppings will take place Sun am.
At Happy Hour Sunday we will have the traditional dressing of the Careel Easter
Tree – decorations will be supplied.
Return each night to Killarney Base for Happy Hour, dinner and campfire.
Monday 25th - ANZAC DAY:
We will arrange a visit to the local RSL club for the Anzac Ceremony
Another leisurely sail around the lake to
During Happy Hour we will reflect on our National Day to commemorate our ANZAC’s.
Tuesday 26th – Public holiday:
De-rig & pull out for the drive home in end-of-holiday traffic.
Or stay till Wednesday for a more leisurely drive.
We will monitor Ch 88, on 27 MHz from 10 am each day; call “Careel Fleet” for assistance.
Mission talk on Ch 94 please.
Bring barbeque dinners, or dinner can also be purchased at the local club, which is
walking distance. Shops with all requirements are located at Lake Conjola,
about a 6 km round trip away
The Careel Barbie, cruising table and gas light will be available, as usual.
You may view & download a Waterways map of the Lake at:
Kevin & Carol Cocks Mob. 0409 189 220

See you there,


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Conjola cruise

Postby Starlight Express » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:34 pm

Can't wait! :D

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Postby don47 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:19 am

Rob and I would love to be attending this Lake Conjola Cruise but the B2B and family in the opposite direction are calling us northward. Enjoy !

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Postby WACM » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:22 pm

Don’t think I’ve ever more looked forward to a Careel cruise.
So need this!!!

See u there.

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Postby Starlight Express » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:53 pm

This next week and a half is going to go so slow. I am dying to get away on another cruise! Hurry up Good Friday!


Pete C
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Postby Pete C » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:02 pm

It seems to be a common theme.
Over the weekend I was having a chat with quite a few people and they all are hanging out for this cruise, me included :D


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Postby sail417 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:26 pm

What a great cruise we had over the Easter/Anzac period.
Even though we had rain, sunshine, washed away access roads and eventually good wind for sailing on the Tuesday there is no reason why you wouldn't own a Careel.
The photo's are now in the Gallery section and they tell the full story..............put the kettle on first, there are a few there :D
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Pete C
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Postby Pete C » Sun May 01, 2011 8:21 pm

More pics from our awesome cruise can be found in the Gallery.


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