Bielsdown River

Dorrigo Golf Course to Dorrigo

Verified! Intermediate Summer Autumn CLASS II

 

Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers. 60km East of Coffs Harbour

Contributed by Brian Cork (taken from his ‘Steep Creeks on the Dorrigo Plateau’)

 

Class: II

Season: Between December and May depending on the season with Easter usually being a fair bet for good water levels

Time: 1-2 hours

Level: High water levels are required

Character: Poor quality unless you like bashing through thick masses of privet trees that clog the river.

Suits: Short River Running Kayak

The river passes through Dorrigo and often catches paddlers attention with slalom gates that are usually hanging over the river right beside the road. Paddling can begin at the Dorrigo Golf course but the section of the river from here to the township is of poor quality unless you like bashing through thick masses of privet trees that clog the river. Rapids are of a grade 1 to 2 standard, taking 1-2 hours.

Putting In: Dorrigo Golf Course.

Taking Out: Dorrigo

Map: Dorrigo 1:25000

Camping: There is excellent camping at Platypus Flat.

Entry Date: 2nd July 2001

 

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