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Whitewater Kayaking

Sat 15 - Sun 30 Apr 2023

Posted by Dáire K on Fri, 3 Mar 2023
Leaders: Dáire K
Standard: Intermediate
Meeting: Tue, 4 Apr 2023, 7:00 pm

The Thomson River usually does an environmental release sometime around mid-end of April which makes it one of the best whitewater rivers in the state for progressing beyond Yarra trips.

The exact dates for the release have yet to be announced, but watch this space. 

The best section is Brunton's Bridge to Cowwar Weir. It's about 30km of paddling, so either a very long day, or an overnighter.

To kayak this section, you should be comfortable paddling whitewater for more than a couple of hours with overnight food and sleeping kit in drybags in your stern, and be capable of self rescue in the case of a capsize.

Expected costs for the trip are gear hire of $30 with a $50 deposit, plus fuel costs (TBD).

Attendance at the meeting two Tuesdays before the trip is mandatory.

There will be a rafting trip running concurrently for this section too. If you cannot kayak at this level, please consider signing up to rafting instead.

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