By Peter Charlesworth

My Activity Tracking


My target 2643 kms

I’ve taken on a challenge to Do it for Heart!

Why not make it a Guinness World Record!?! I'll end up taking my Stand Up Paddleboard the length of The Murray River, and along the way, lapping the three lakes of Hume, Mulwala and Alexandrina for a total somewhere between 2600km and 3000km depending on conditions.

I survived an unexpected triple-bypass open heart surgery in mid-2020. After recovering through a gruelling rehab, I set my sights on raising awareness and funds for all forms of cardiac illness, care and education. I also swore I would say "yes" to more adventure in my life.

I’m passionate about saving Australian Hearts and I need your help to create change. That’s why I’m fundraising for the Heart Foundation – and I hope you’ll support me in this.

Heart disease remains Australia’s biggest killer, claiming 48 lives every day. Your donation will help the Heart Foundation to transform Australia’s heart health by:

  • Funding life-changing heart research

  • Supporting health professionals working to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease

  • Providing heart-healthy programs and resources for everyday Australians.

Please make a donation today, click the donate button. Every donation, big or small will help me get closer to my goal.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you’ll get a receipt by email as soon as you make your donation

Thank you for your support.

Peter C (Expeditioner)

Event Information

Saturday 04th March

Thank you to my Sponsors


Grealy Motors & Towing Pty Ltd

Congratulations on your hard work and determination. You pushed through many obstacles and should be very proud!


David Charkesworth

Every day, every moment. Impact. Change. Influence and inspiration


Robert Charlesworth

Congratulations Peter. Mum and I are so proud of your expedition.


Louise And Tim Hicks

We’re proud of you Pete, keep up the great work. Safe paddles!


Jana Walsh

Go Pete! An amazing mission, wishing you all the best


Amanda Hume

You are so inspiring Peter. What a wonderful thing to do and I am sure you will save many lives. Enjoy the scenery.


Refine Your Canine Dog Training

Amazing stuff mate good lucky on the journey


Twin City Roller Doors

You are an inspiration Pete, ❤️ All your mates at TCRD


Anthony Work

Wishing you safe travels Peter




Jennifer Murray


Albury Sheds & Patios


Linda Mccarthy

All the best Peter for your challenge! It was a pleasure to meet you on the river near lock 6. Chris and Linda


Raymond Parker

it was great to meet you Pete opposite Gol Gol pub in mid-April. What an amazing achievement and an inspiration to us all.



Proud of you. You’ve got this ❤️



Best of luck!


Susan Halonkin

Best of Luck Pete, what an amazing challenge to kick of 2023. You should be very proud of yourself.


Andrew Griffiths

Spoke when you paddled past Purnong….great effort….great cause


Kelly Davis

Half way and killing it!! Day by day, you got this!


Jeff Wood



What a huge challenge to take on - good luck Pete!


Sue & David Van Heurck

Well done Peter, I used to work with your mum. We are so happy to support you and this cause, our son, now 27, had major heart surgery when he was 4. We will be thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts and well wishes.


Di Thomas

So proud of you Pete that you take your own life-changing experience and turn it into something that supports our whole community. Go well and safely x


Lorraine Pye

Extraordinary effort Peter, wishing you best of luck and stay safe


Liam Cox

Bridie has helped myself and my boy heaps. Has heaped my family out a lot. This is a great cause, please add my contribution to your efforts.


R Congram



Hey mate, saw you on channel 9, and to be honest found it hard to find you online to donate. You could be doing so much better if you had better web presence. Ill see if i can help boost that. Derek


Jenny Murphy

Well done Peter, HUGE EFFORT


Paul Ragen

Listened to Peter's inspiring story on the ABC tonight and just had to donate as I had a major heart attack 6 years ago


Gloria Rodway

Hi Pete, we met you at Walwa and have been following your amazing journey. All the best with the next month or so.


Brett Ward

Good on you Peter - saw you on ABC. Trip looks awesome.


Kristy Campbell & Terry Maginnity

Congrats Peter! What an achievement!!


Phil Oates


Paul Poleweski



Lilly Hubba Bubba Thompson

Lilly says great job!!


Andtew Smith

Not as far in Nautical Miles.


Fiona Dowdell

Saw you today on the Murray Pete. You’re doing an amazing thing. Best of luck from us all on the houseboat. Glad your gear isn’t getting wet!



Well done mate, incredible what you’re doing thank you


Max Horvath

Cheers Peter, a toast for the rest of your very cool journey, Max


Russell Cook

Great effort Pete, Cheers Russell Day 21 camp



Thank you for highlighting a good cause


Wade Roberts

Great job Pete. Nice pic as well




Laurice Beard

Hey Pete! So nice to meet u. Good luck with your quest. Great cause. Hope u absolutely smash it. Happy paddling. Laurice & Graeme Boundary Bend Caravan Park


Deb Smart

Good luck Pete, such a great cause, go you good thing x



All the best Pete xxxx


Debbie Grenfell

Hi Peter, met you at the Caravan park in Tailem Bend, great chatting to you. You have a brother who works at PPH . Deb


Annette Lambert

Well done! Great cause. I'm a Veteran living in Goolwa North:)


Andrew Ramsey



Mary Carlson

Great to see you in goolwa just now!


Leanne Potter

Well done!! Good to see you at goolwa this morning.


Vicki Kane

Loved talking to you at Tintaldra today. Enjoy your trip and go safely


Wendy And Paul Maskell

From telling us all about your plans on 6th Jan to now reaching the finish line, you have been amazing. My 74 year old cousin just died from a massive heart attack with no previous signs, so great message for everyone to get a heart check or at least visit the Doctor. Enjoy a rest when you get home.


Natalie M

Awesome work, Pete!


Jacqui Brideson

Good on you Pete. Great cause!


Lisa Grech Chater

Good on you for being so brave & spreading the word about Heart disease x


Amanda Handy

A phenomenal effort Peter. As someone who is about to turn 50, our health is most important, not only for us, but our kids - well done!


Desi Toohey

Fantastic cause mate. Admirable is such and understatement. Dudes like you is why there is ongoing medical treatment and the research in Australia. Unbelievable effort.



Awesome work Pete, keep up the great work mate 🙌🏻💯👏


Rhonda Hicks

You should be very proud of yourself Pete! We wish you good health & happiness ❤️


Jared Loughnan

Good Luck Pete. May the back hold up and your compression socks keep you going!


Tracey Henderson



Would prefer not to be contacted


Sally Clark

Go you good thing! Thanks for your SUPreme effort. ❤️




Damian Carr




Il And Kl Percival Building Contractors


Ben & Cath Farren

Awesome achievement Pete for a worthy cause! You are a legend!


Jason Hesse


Joyce Carver


Jody Cauduro


Natasha Yorke

Inspiring mate. Enjoy the rest of the journey. Will be an awesome story for your grandkids. Great ABC interview.


Mike & Jodie


Lisa Larkins


Ash Coleman

Best wishes Pete! We're with you every step (stroke) of the way. Big love, Colemans xx


Mel Smedley

Keep up the good work Pete


Ebony Westra

Well done Peter a fantastic effort.


Em And Ty Seaton

Amazing Peter! Hopefully see you soon to hear all about your adventure. Love the awareness you’re bringing to people and supporting the heart foundation. ❤️ Em and Ty


Christine M

A life changing experience! ENJOY! the challenge and the nature.


Rex Allen-waters

Met you at the ferry. You are an amazing person with an amazing goal. What a spirit! Hope those white peaks on Lake Alexandrina don't hold you back. Cheers, Rex and Robyn


Jess Borgh

Best of luck Pete!


Emma And Ben Lawrence

Amazing effort!


Susan Breskvar

We’ll done mate


Steph Baker

Just saw your story on the news. Keep up the great work!



Go Pete!!!! 👏🏼


Julia Fin

Onya Pete!!


Robyn Wolstenholme

Hi Peter, we met you today on Hindmarsh Island. Congratulations on your amazing achievement. I hope you reach your fundraising target. Kind regards,


Alan Winzar


Peter & Maxine Mill

Met you last night at Fort Courage. Keep positive with every stroke you take, the end is getting closer.


Waterfront 37 Lake Mulwala

Congratulations 🎉 simply inspirational 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Debbie Ewing

Keep spreading the word Pete, it was so nice meeting you at Renmark. Best wishes Deb and Ian




Yolande Swan

Glad you dodged the bullet mate. You’re a legend 💪 thank you


Alison & Andrew Ballard

Good to meet you at Meningie. Great perseverence. Well done@


Brian King


Ash Family

Good job mate