the logistics 2024


  • Wristbands will be issued to all participants at registrations and check-ins at Heritage Park.You must return your wristband at the finishing point at Banner Park for entry to the Participants’ Draw.

participant’s draw

  • Each entrant MUST RETURNED the Paddle issued wristband at the finishing point to be eligible for the Participants’ Draw which takes place immediately after the Awards ceremony at Banner Park, Brunswick Heads at approximately 1pm.
  • You must be present to win a prize.

mullumbimby road closures

As we expect over 1000 people with their craft and cars, it is necessary to re-route some of the roads to make the traffic more manageable. Please follow the marshals’ directions for more efficient unloading, launching and parking. Printable pdf version showing street re-routing.

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brunswick heads craft exit & loading

  • Paddlers must pass the FINISH LINE at Prue’s Point near the eastern end of Massy Green Holiday Park and exit at the beach near Memorial Park in Brunswick Heads.
  • A designated area for loading your craft on your car is provided at Memorial Park. Your cooperation with removing your craft and vehicle quickly is appreciated.
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mullumbimby craft unloading & launching

  • A special unloading zone is provided at Heritage Park.
  • There is no parking at the check-in/registration area.
  • This is a drop off zone only.
  • Drop off your craft and then take your car elsewhere to park.
  • All craft except the dragon boats launch at the main ramp in Heritage Park.
  • Please unload your craft quickly and then park your car elsewhere.
  • Please do not use Ramp 2 as this is assigned exclusively to the dragon boats. The dragon boats require room for loading and it is more difficult if there are other craft trying to enter the water iat the same location.
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CRAFT MINDING A secure Craft minding service is provided by Mullumbimby Giants Junior Under 16’s rugby league for a $2 donation per craft while you go back to Mullumbimby to fetch your car or enjoy the activities, Participants’ Draw and Award ceremony. Please make sure you retrieve your craft by 2.00pm.

Requirements for the wearing of life jackets are set out in Marine Safety Regulation 2016 and are clearly summarised in the FAQs. Children under 12 years of age are required to wear a life jacket at all times.


A free bus shuttle between Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby from 9.30am till 2.30 pm. No board/s or craft/s on bus.

The first bus departs from outside of the Brunswick Heads Visitor Information Centre in Park Street at 9.30am and then every 20 or 30 minutes (or when full) until after the Duck Race.

Local organisations Go Sea Kayak, Brunswick Buccaneer and Brunswick Surf will have vessels available for hire. Please contact these organisations directly for details:

Tides Times
High Tide at Bruns: 9.55am
High Tide at Mullum: 10.00am
Low Tide at Bruns: 3.25pm


As we usually attract over a thousand participants, many of them from interstate, accommodation in the area becomes scarce towards the day of the event. Get in early to secure your accommodation.

Visit or call 02 6685 1002 the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre for information about local accommodation options.