SADDLE UP FOR PADDLE: The Mullm2Bruns paddle is on this Sunday with races to suit everyone from kids to adults and those out for some fun through to Pros out to set a record. Photo: Lyn McCarthy.
SADDLE UP FOR PADDLE: The Mullm2Bruns paddle is on this Sunday with races to suit everyone from kids to adults and those out for some fun through to Pros out to set a record. Photo: Lyn McCarthy. Contributed

Get paddling from Mullum2Bruns

THE Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre has celebrated its 10 anniversary just ahead of the Mullum2Bruns Paddle this weekend and the Old and Gold Festival in June.

Established in 2006 by a group of dedicated volunteers, centre co-ordinator Kim Rosen said the town’s charm was reflected in its tourism slogan, Simple Pleasures.

“Its a precious place. Bruns has retained its attraction as a classic, affordable family holiday village,” she said.

“There are 40 community groups here overlapping and supporting each other to get things done for the community.”

That whole-of-community effort will be on display this Sunday for the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.

The biggest paddle event in the whole of Australia, the Mullum2Bruns offers a safe opportunity to take a trip along one of the most gorgeous rivers in NSW.

The speedy challengers kick off at 8am and the fun paddlers launch any time between 9am and 10am.

“This year the tide conditions are ideal for an easy 10km paddle down the river,” event co-ordinator Kevin Fitzgerald said.

Participants are encouraged to register online by Friday but registration is also available on the day, 30minutes prior to your event, at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby.

Entry fee includes free kayak minding at the Scout Hall, a free shuttle ride back to Mullumbimby and the chance to win an inflatable stand-up paddle in the Participants’ Draw at 12.20pm.

Post-event fun at Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads includes fantastic live local music and yummy food, along with free face painting, a Shrek jumping castle and Bruns Bush School activities for the kids. Try a stand-up paddling at the Go Sea Kayak expo and clinic.

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is a major annual fundraiser for the Brunswick Surf Club, Marine Rescue and the visitor centre.

For more information, visit www.mullum2bruns paddle.com.au.


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