Dandongadale River

Where the river is at its closest to the road to the bridge crossing the Rose River

Unverified! Easy Touring Wilderness Trip CLASS I CLASS II

 

Northern Victoria. Porepunkah

Contributed by David Matters & Rodney Fraser

 

Class: I - II

Season: Winter Spring

Gradient: est 8m per km

Time: 1 long day or 2 relaxed days

Length: 25km

Level: No gauge

Gauge: Suggest go by Buffalo River levels

Shuttle: Easy dirt

Character: Easy wilderness trip, clean clear water, no roads, potential for good ng (in hut) mostly grade 1 & 2 with a couple of small drops that may require scouting

Suits: All craft from open C2 -sports rafts, maybe leave the play boats at home

This section of the Dandongadale flows through virtually untouched forest, and for this reason alone is a good honest trip. It's banks are often only 8m apart although this was not an issue as there few hazards to negotiate.

At about a 3rd of the way through the trip there is an old hut and a 4x4 track back to the 'main' road.

We only encountered a few log jams within the first hundred metres of the trip.

Great beginner, touring, wilderness trip.

Putting In: Where the road is closest to the river

Taking Out: The bridge crossing over the Rose River

Camping: The hut located a 3rd of the way through the trip

Entry Date: 05 October 2012

 

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