Turn right from the boat ramp and head down the river. After approximately an hour of a leisurely paddle downstream you will notice a creek on the right side. This is Callandoon Creek, and the junction of the river and creek provides an opportunity for a break.
Here you have the opportunity to head further up Macintyre river and possibly locate the weir (as estimates of distance vary) or head up Callandoon Creek to its weir which is approximately a further 30 minutes one way, and you will need to return to the river/creek junction.
At the end you will need to head back upstream to the boat ramp where you started from.
There are a few variations to the paddle downstream you can organise.
How to get there
The launch point is the Goondiwindi Boat Ramp, which is located near the town centre on the bank of the Macintyre river. The Boat Ramp is in
Toilets are available at the
Distance/Time to allow
You probably need to allow at least 3-4 hours, though you can tailor your distance to your available time.
What to expect Ð water conditions, etc
The Macintyre river has a weir upstream and downstream, though a current is still noticeable at different times. It is wise to be cautious around water pumping stations and weirs on the river and creek. Submerged trees and rubbish risks need to be considered, especially in Callandoon Creek which is narrow in sections.
The temperature in Goondiwindi should also be considered in determining the best time for a paddle. As a general rule the earlier in the day the better depending on the time of the year.
Camping facilities, accommodation, etc
Goondiwindi has a variety of accommodation to suit a variety of requirements. The main caravan parks in the area are:
Gundy Star Tourist Van Park
Phone: (07) 4671 2900
Phone: (07) 4671 2566
Other attractions in the area
Other useful information
A bird list is available from the Goondiwindi Information Centre.