The launch point is from the park on
How to get there
The Park at Kelso on the
What to expect Ð water conditions, etc
This is a protected section of the river between the dam wall and the black weir. Be aware of any downstream effect from any release from the Ross Dam.
Distance/Time to allow
Approximately 11 kms to the black weir. Allow 2 to 4 hours depending on the focus of your paddling activities. You will need to return to your launch point unless you have made arrangements for a car shuttle or a non-paddler to meet you at the black weir area.
Camping facilities, accommodation, etc
There are a range of camping and accommodation choices available in Townsville. A starting point is the Tourism section of Townsville Online: http://www.townsvilleonline.com.au/
Other attractions in the area
Other useful information
City Wide maps are available on the web from the Townsville City Council website at:
Further maps and local information is available from:
A bird brochure is available at: www.thuringowa.qld.gov.au/thuringowa/info/BIRDS_OF_THUR.pdf
Townsville Canoe Club paddle on this creek regularly and if you are local joining the club is a good way to find out about other secret canoe trips and to enjoy the company of like minded paddlers.