Paddle for Pedder 2020

Saturday 29th February to Sunday 30th March

Leap into an adventure in restoration on Saturday 29 February to Sunday 1 March 2020 with the 2020 Paddle for Pedder.  This will be an incredibly special moment in time to bring together a new generation of adventurers with the Pedder Elders in the Southwest wilderness.  Come and join Bob Brown, Christine Milne, Paul Thomas, Dick Friends and more with our kayak expedition team lead by Andy Szollosi and Dan Broun.

Saturday – enjoy a day of adventure in the from day hikes, paddling, photography to arts.  Our Paddle for Pedder community will come together at 5:30pm at Huon Campgrounds for a communal dinner prepared by vegan chef extraordinaire Lisa Searle followed by fireside stories to share the journey of Pedder. Bring along your tent, musical instruments and eating implements to share in this magical moment. 

Sunday – join the 25km epic Paddle for Pedder where we will kayak 25kms out to above the original Lake Pedder beach to raise the Restore Pedder banner. BYO kayak, gear and strength. Kayakers will need to be at Scotts Peak Dam by 7am and returning approximately 3 to 5pm. A shorter distance 8 to 10km paddle will also be arranged.

This is a family friendly event. All kayakers joining the Paddle for Pedder will need to sign a disclosure form and must be physically fit and prepared to paddle in variable and cold conditions. 

Note, weather in the Southwest Wilderness is highly variable. You are responsible for being prepared for all seasons and all conditions. The event will not proceed in unfavourable conditions. Updates will be sent by the expedition team on Wednesday 26 Feb. The Lake Pedder Restoration Inc is exempt from any/all liabilities. Event participation is at your own risk.

We would love your help to raise funds for Restore Pedder.

Register above as a paddler, supporter or get a team of your mates together and fundraise to help make the restoration of Pedder a reality. There are some epic prizes up for grabs too!