(Note: This information is relevant to kayaking in protected flatwater – which is what we have in South Australia’s sunny Riverland.)
We’re occasionally asked if we have restrictions on children kayaking. We love getting children out on the water (with their family) Because you know your child better than we do, we leave it up to you to decide, considering the following questions:
Edited Jan 2020 – During terms 2 and 3 (when the Berri Kayaking Group is not meeting weekly) we still occasionally get together on the weekend for a paddle outing. In 2019 we enjoyed paddling together and then meeting at a winery or other lunch venue for a meal and a drink. Following is an example the instructions of participants of one of our outings.
Works are currently being conducted along parts of Katarapko Creek to construct a blocking bank, regulatory structures and a better access road. It is anticipated to finish in the first half of 2020. This project is part of SARFIIP and is part of the Basin Plan, and aims to “enable the Pike and Katarapko floodplains to be sufficiently inundated with relatively modest water flows of 10,000 – 15,000 ML/day to South Australia.The same level of inundation would otherwise only occur with much higher flows of 70,000 – 80,000 ML/day.” *
What does this mean for you? Well, besides the long term benefits of improved ecology, there are short term implications while the works are in progress : Access to parts of the park, by car, are restricted. Campsites 2-17 of the Katarapko Creek Section, and the areas around them are a restricted zone, and some machinery noise can be heard in the area. A map here gives more information
We’re feeling keen! The Berri Kayaking Group’s 2018 2019 Season is underway.
Who are we?
Berri Kayaking Group (organized by Canoe Adventures – Riverland) is a bunch of friendly people who enjoy getting out on the water to enjoy the scenery and get a bit of casual exercise.
When do we meet?
We hold paddling trips
• weekly during term time, during daylight savings, on Tuesdays at 5:25pm, getting off the water at approximately 7pm.
• irregularly during non-daylight savings at different times on the weekend.