Class: I+ - low II
Season: Year round, summer can be very boney
Time: 2 Hours
Length: Approx. 6km
Level: 0.75 & above is best - boney @ lower levels
Gauge: Warrandyte Bridge
Shuttle: 20 Min on sealed road
Character: Easy going trip past historic (Pound Bend) gold mining tunnel
Suits: Beginner kayaker, open canoe.
The Pound Bend tunnel is 15m long paddling this would cut considerable time off your trip but...is there a hazard inside the tunnel that I can not see? And why am I in such a rush?
The reality is at low levels the risks lessen, but at high levels in 2005 a man in his 20's drowned in the tunnel.
There is a 2ft high ledge inside the tunnel and a strange leftward dog leg hydraulic at the outlet...sharp rocks.
Reasonably low stress trip with a few bigger rapids, ie the Bakery rapid, Police rapid and the Pound rapid. A nice step up from totally flat water.
Capsize on a few of the rapids is common.
Hans van Meurs August 26, 2013 - The tunnel is a lot longer than 15m.
Peter Cohen December 12, 2015 - The whole trip is 6.2km long (not 12km). The tunnel is 145m long (not 15m).
Putting In: Warrandyte Bridge
Taking Out: Pound Bend Reserve
Camping: Possibly Long Ridge Campground, maybe locked.
Entry Date: June 22 2007
Verified Date: June 22 2007
Verified by: Colin Kneebone
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