Kororoit Creek

Estuary to River Mouth

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Melbourne. 15km from Melbourne CBD

Contributed by Colin Kneebone

Length: 7.3km

Tide, Wind & Weather: High tide makes for easy launch

Character: Small sheltered estuary on Port Phillip Bay

Suits: Sea kayaks, touring kayaks, touring canoes

Kororoit Creek is a good access point if you want a short paddle or a sheltered place up the river to train or practice skills.

You can paddle about 1.3 km upstream depending on water flow down the creek and tide.

There are many fishing club houses that back onto the creek with many small craft that access Port Phillip Bay via the creek mouth.

There are many fishing club houses that back onto the Kororoit Creek. Copyright 2012 Colin Kneebone. All Rights Reserved.
There are many fishing club houses that back onto the Kororoit Creek

You can, depending on your craft and sea conditions paddle out through the river mouth to Altona Beach 6 km to the west or Williamstown Beach 6km to the east.

Kororoit Creek canoe sunrise. Copyright 2012 Colin Kneebone. All Rights Reserved.
Kororoit Creek canoe sunrise

A high tide launch best to avoid shallow water and tidal mud.

Putting In: Maddox Road which is off Kororoit Creek Road Altona, Melbourne.

Taking Out: Maddox Road Altona or The Esplanade Altona Beach or The Esplanade Williamstown Beach.

Entry Date: April 12 2012

Verified Date: April 12 2012

Verified by: Phillip Hood

 

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