Ross (who just turned 80!!!) recently emailed me some pics with this brief message:
“Here’s some shots from my trip camping and kayaking down the Murrumbidgee River in May. It started with two daughters, six grandsons and three kayaks on Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. Then down the river to South Australia.”
So casually put!
I’m no expert on Australian rivers, but I know that from Canberra to South Australia is a LONG WAY…
I gave Ross a call to discuss his trip and here is the summary:
There were many, many spots to go kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River. Ross said the road doesn’t always follow the river, but that didn’t matter, he found plenty of launch spots. They varied in access from sandy beaches to muddy banks, but either way, the paddling was excellent.
The whole journey started with a visit to the kids and grand kids for some kayaking on Lake Burleigh Griffin:
Ross came across another group of campers kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River at this beach near Darlington Point.
This beautiful sunset was taken from the Murray river near Waikerie, South Australia.
Ross joined the Murray and kept going into South Australia – he said there was heaps more down the Murray to see!
Camping and Kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River
If you want to go camping and kayaking on the Murrumbidgee River, here are the details:
The Murrumbidgee River is very long… it starts in the Snowy Mountains in NSW, passes through Canberra, ACT and then heads west until it joins the mighty Murray River at Boundary Bend, NSW – a 900km journey.
Ross was camping with his modified Kia van – this picture is from Yanga National Park near Balranald, NSW. The AdvancedFrame Sport inflatable kayak is nice and compact, perfect for this kind of travelling.
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- It’s a super-lightweight kayak for a senior
- It’s nice and compact – a great kayak for travelling
- The high-backed seat is very comfortable and supportive for his 80-year old back
- It’s very durable – he didn’t have to worry about submerged obstacles in creeks
- It’s a delight to paddle! Cuts through the water with a wonderful glide.
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