Tide, Wind & Weather: Top of the tide from Stanmore Road
Character: Rural country that slowly changes to mangrove forest
Suits: Sea kayaks, touring kayaks, touring canoes
This 14km section of river starts off through pretty rural country that slowly changes to mangrove forest after several kilometres – all with a few interesting side creeks to explore along the way.
Starting at Patterson Road will take about 1.6km off the trip.
If starting a trip from Stanmore Road it is recommended that you set off at the top of the tide and paddle downstream with the receding tide as the first kilometre or so is often too shallow to paddle in low water.
A shorter (about 4km return) but even more scenic trip is possible by heading off upstream from the old causeway above Stanmore Road bridge and turning around when an impassable rapid is reached.
Putting In: (1) Just below the Stanmore Road bridge at Luscombe. (2) The boat ramp at the end of Patterson Road at Yatala. (3) The boat ramp off Alberton Road at Alberton.
Taking Out: (1) Just below the Stanmore Road bridge at Luscombe. (2) The boat ramp at the end of Patterson Road at Yatala. (3) The boat ramp off Alberton Road at Alberton.
Entry Date: June 09 2009
Verified Date: August 04 2014
Verified by: Acacia Canoe Sales and Hire
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