Turn left from the boat ramp and head up the river. Paddling upstream you will cross under the
Paddling up further you may notice the Serpentine Creek inlet on the left which also has a weir. After a further paddle up Macintyre river you will cross under the
Here you have the opportunity to head further up Macintyre river and possibly locate the weir (as estimates of distance vary) or return back to the boat ramp.
At the end you will need to head back downstream to the boat ramp where you started from.
There are a few variations to the paddle upstream 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
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 if you go down any side tributaries.
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.
Toilets are available at the
Camping facilities, accommodation, etc
Goondiwndi 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.