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Special “High Flow” Tour Series

Guided Kayak Tours on the Murray River during high flows.Kayaking through creeks which are normally dry, on a high flow guided kayak tour.

At Canoe Adventures we are SO EXCITED that the Murray River is in a period of high flows (end of 2016) and we can offer a special “High Flow” Tour Series.  The last time we saw the river with flows as high as those predicted for this November/December, was in 2011, so get ready for an awesome time of exploring places that are often inaccessible; and creeks that don’t often flow.  Feel yourself unwind as you drift over floodplains amongst the redgums.

During this period of high flows we are offering a special series of guided tours, as detailed below. “But is it safe?”, I hear you ask.  Our qualified instructor will take you to places where the flow is mild to moderate  Please note that we don’t recommend these routes for unguided hires.

We have a number of options, as listed below.  Please note however that they are subject to change or cancellation according to weather (e.g. strong wind), flow, vehicular access and attaining minimum participant numbers.  Our booking terms and conditions are available here 

Times indicated include vehicle transfer back to our starting point.  Trips are one way, going with the flow.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning Kym on 04211 676 45

  1. Katarapko Floodplains Tour – Saturday 5th November, 8 a.m. meeting at Lock 4.

From Lock 4, along Sawmill Creek, Eckert’s Creek, The Splash, and Katarapko Creek, to Milich’s Landing.  Highlights of this tour will include paddling in a redgum forest, along picturesque Sawmill creek, the Winkie Floodplains and Katarapko Creek.

Approximately 6 ½ hours  $70/single kayak, $105/double kayak

2, Rumpagunyah Exploration Tour (In the Pike River Area) – Saturday 12th November, 2pm, meeting at the Berri Visitor Information Centre

Exploring the rarely visited gems that are Rumpagunyah and Tanyaka creeks. (This loop tour will include some paddling against a mild current.)

Approximately 4 ½ hours  $60/single kayak, $90/double kayak

3 The Floodplain Redgum Tour – Sunday 20th November, 1:30 pm, meeting at Lock 4

From Lock 4, along Sawmill Creek and into the start of Katarapko Creek.  Highlights of this tour will be paddling in a redgum forest and along picturesque Sawmill Creek which is inaccessible except for times such as this.

Approximately 4 ½ hours  $60/single kayak, $90/double kayak

4. Katarapko and Minor Creeks Tour – Saturday 26th November, 9am, meeting at the Berri Visitor Information Centre

From South Eckert’s Creek, along Sawmill creek and Katarapko Creek to Milich’s Landing.  Highlights will include paddling over the floodplains, amongst the towering redgums and straight over the top of the Stone Weir without having to portage.

Approximately 6 hours    $70/single kayak, $105/double kayak

5. Horseshoe Lagoons and Yabby Creek Bird Survey Tour – Saturday 3rd December, 8am, meeting at Loxton Caravan Park (near the big pelican)

A rare opportunity to enjoy a relaxed Paddle through the Horseshoe Lagoons and along Yabby Creek on Katarapko Island while participating in a Citizen Science Bird Survey. Experienced bird watching guides Peter Waanders & Helga Kieskamp of Bellbird Birding Tours will lead the tour and help you identify more birds than you would imagine (46 different species on the most recent survey of this area). This tour is offered for free due to collaboration with Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin.  Registrations are available here.

Approximately 4 ½ hours.

6. Berri Floodplain Tour – Sunday 4th December, 2pm at the Berri Visitor Information Centre

A short circuit near Berri, paddling around the sandhills on the floodplains.  A good short tour for all ages including a short stop-over in the sandhills.

Approximately 2 hours. $40/single kayak, $60/double kayak

7. Eckert’s & Sawmill Creek Tour – Saturday 10th December, 9am at the Berri Visitor Information Centre.

From Berri to Eckert’s Creek, South Eckert’s creek, Sawmill Creek and the first few kilometres of Katarapko Creek.  Highlights will include paddling over the floodplains and amongst the towering redgums.

Approximately 4 ½ hours. $60/single kayak, $90/double kayak

8. Lyrup Gurra Backwaters Tour – Sunday December 11th 1pm at the Lyrup Riverfront Reserve – downstream end.

Near Berri, the highlight will be exploring the backwaters between Lyrup and Gurra.

Approximately 3 hours. $50/single kayak, $75/double kayak

9. Our regular Sunset Tour Sunday December 18th, 6:15pm (or almost anytime, by request)

While not specifically a high flow tour, we will still be offering our regular guided Sunset Kayak Tours.  Join us for a leisurely tour, enjoying the beautiful wetlands of Gurra Gurra Creek, and the evening colours of the magnificent sandstone Bookpurnong cliffs. Sunset is a magical time on the river: the calm often settles, the birdlife is most active, and the reflections are magical.

Approximately 3 hours. $75/adult, $50/child, (family of 2 adults & 2 children/$210)

 

 

 

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