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Old 02-21-2012   #1
 
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Kayking in Australia ??

I just found out I'll be spending June-August in Australia for work- I've done some preliminary google research, but I'm looking for some more specific info:

(1) Guidebook recommendations? Any listserves/forums that are aussie-specific that I should look at?

(2) Where/will the water be running that time of year?

(2) Any favorite class 3-5 runs that anyone has done over there? I'm mostly interested in creeking, but any whitewater is good whitewater. I'll be based in Canberra, but a longer trip isn't out of the question...

Any other info people want to throw out would be great!

Anna

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There's some rain run off creeking in that area, though nothing super near there that I recall. I can put you in touch with a few paddling buddies there if you like.
I can't remember when the rainy season is there.
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The wet season starts septemberish but really kicks in later up north where the Tully, North Johnstone and the Baron are.

Those rivers are very far from where you will be but the Tully and Baron run year round, and are super fun even at low flow during that time of year.

I have heard of some good rivers over in taz as well as a few closer to you but i don't have any experience with those.

Also check out the Olympic whitewater course, I have heard good things about that place.
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The Olympic whitewater course is where the 05 Freestyle Worlds were held. I wouldn't travel any distance to paddle there. It is a concrete sluice in a Sydney suburb (Penrith).
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Hello A couple of good sites are adventurepro.com.au & kayakcanberra.com
They have good info on rivers and good forums too.
Penrith whitewater stadium is great for having a bit of a play and is open in June but closed in July-Aug.
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Sweet, thank for all the info guys. st2eelpot, if you want to give me some contacts, I'd be super stoked.
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