Tweed River

Mt Warning Road Bridge to the southern boat ramp in Murwillumbah

Unverified! Easy Touring Summer Autumn Winter Spring CLASS I CLASS II

 

Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers. Murwillumbah

Contributed by George

 

Class: I - II (p)

Length: 11-12 km

Level: 1.28 m, flow 131 ML / day

Gauge: Uki gauge

Shuttle: 10 km

Character: Flat pools separated by gravel race type rapids

Suits: Kayaks & sit-on kayaks

Paddlers, 55-60 year old couple with medium experience paddling single sit-on kayaks, a Seabreeze and a Kea.

Putting in at the Mt Warning Road Bridge. The drop-off car was parked on the Mr Warning side of the causeway over Korrumbyn Creek. Kayaks were pulled over the short section of the creek between the pool on the Tweed and the causeway. 

Rough measure of the distance on the map is 11-12 km.  Easy and relaxing run to the Murwillumbah weir. The gravel beds were passed successfully with minimum bottom scraping. At a lower flow the kayaks probably would have to be pulled at sections. There were no other obstructions, no wire or logs completely blocking the river. 

The weir is best negotiated on the right, next to the fish ladder. There is a raised section that was dry on the day. The upstream side is a step from knee-high water, flat in the middle; the downstream side is a slide.  Note that all sections under water are very slippery with slime, but the kayaks slide down even on the dry section so there is no need to step into the water there. 

Motor boats, water skiers and jet skis abound below the weir, so it is less pleasant for kayaking.  

The pick-up car was parked at the Murwillumbah boat ramp.

Putting In: Putting in at the Mt Warning Road Bridge. The drop-off car was parked on the Mr Warning side of the causeway over Korrumbyn Creek. Kayaks were pulled over the short section of the creek between the pool on the Tweed and the causeway.

Taking Out: Murwillumbah Boat Ramp

Entry Date: December 31 2014

 

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