Balonne River Downstream, Surat

Balonne River Downstream, Surat  

 

The paddle

 

From the camping ground on either side of the river head downstream and paddle as far as the conditions and your time allow. A weir is downstream. You will need to return to your launch point to finish your paddle and return to your campsite.

 

How to get there

 

The town of Surat is midway between Roma and St George on the Cunningham Highway (Number 55).

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

Allow at least 2 hours depending on the conditions and your available time.

 

What to expect Ð water conditions, etc

 

The temperature should be considered in planning the best time to paddle.

 

There is a weir downstream.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

Free Bush camping on both sides of the River. All within walking distance of town.

Free Hot showers in Public toilets in town.

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Cobb and Co museum in town. There are good meals available at the Pub and Bowls Club. Short walk to locally owned winery.

 

Other useful information

 

As Surat is between Roma and St George you will also be able to investigate these towns.