Our main Sailurunga “Discover Sailing Adventure” is open to people of most abilities and is approximately a three hour sailing adventure from Urunga To Mylestom Village and back.
It is provided without the technical detail of an accredited sailing course and is an ideal way for you and your friends or family or other small groups including those with some disabilities to experience the joy of small boat sailing on our appealing rivers where we may be lucky and see dolphins, turtles, sea eagles and even the odd shipwreck.
Starting our Adventure by the old rail bridge in scenic Urunga, we head down the Kalang River occasionally (when the opportunity arises) sneaking through a hole in the rock wall and setting our sails at a tiny island where the 2 rivers meet before heading up the Bellinger River. Closer to Mylestom, if the tide allows us, we can stop and look at one of the old timber Paddle Steamers (called Droughers) that used to ply our rivers carting timber and other goods.
At Mylestom we can take a break, (yes, there are clean toilets) enjoy the views, have coffee and their famous hot chips or other delectable goodies from Mylestom Store before returning to Urunga.
The boat that we currently use for our Sailing Adventures is an Australian made Springbank 15. It also has a small outboard motor in the event of too much or too little wind to ensure we get home comfortably and safely. Sailurunga can comfortably cater to a group of up to 3 adults or 2 adults and up to 2 or 3 children depending on their ability and size. No pets please. We can also cater to 1 person with a carer. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Our ideal sailing window is between 10am and 1.30pm (Note that these times are approximate) allowing us to stay on the water for up to 3 hours so you need to be at the boat ramp by 9.30am.
Sailurunga is a nationally accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Training Centre.
Sailurunga provides life vests, a good quality sunscreen and bottled water. If you have sensitive skin you may wish to bring your own sunscreen. we also supply waterproof cases for your phone/camera, car keys and wallet etc. We do carry several spare wind jackets and hats in case you forget yours
Sailurunga recommends that you bring the following items:
A pair of sand-shoes that can get wet A long sleeved shirt and shorts. No bikinis please A hat that wont blow off, a spray jacket and a towel Phone/camera and some money for delicious food There is no limit as to how many Discover Sailing Adventures you can take part in and a discount may apply for repeat Discover Sailing Adventures. These can be pre booked by the day, week or month.
Alternately, we can “Customise” your Discover Sailing Adventure to suit you or your group’s individual needs and even sail on a river near you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your options on this sailing experience.
The fee for your Discover Sailing Adventure includes Australian Sailing Accident insurance with prices starting at $250.00 for 1 person (@June 2019). All prices are subject to alteration and must be paid prior to events. We are happy to offer an alternate sailing day or a full refund if the weather is not suitable on the day. Please contact us for more details about maximising your Discover Sailing Adventure with us.
LOCATION & HOURS
On sail days, meet up at the first boat ramp on Atherton Drive, Urunga.