From PetriePark launch point head upstream as far as the conditions and your time allows. There will be a rapid between 7 to 9 km that will limit your progress. You will need to return to your launch point to finish your paddle.
How to get there
The launch point is PetriePark, Tiaro. From the Bruce Highway turn into Jacobsen Street. (Left if coming from Tiaro, Right if coming from Maryborough). Go over the Railway bridge and turn right into Blackmount Road, then left into Vandoorn Road. PetriePark is at the end of this Road on the MaryRiver. There are toilets at this Park.
Distance/Time to allow
Allow 1 to 2 hours depending on your time on the conditions and your available time. It is approximately kms to a rapid.
What to expect Ð water conditions, etc
A rapid between 7 to 9 kms will limit your progress.
There may be submerged trees in sections of the river.
Camping facilities, accommodation, etc
There is no camping in PetriePark. Accommodation would be in either Tiaro or Maryborough.
Other attractions in the area
Maryborough and River Heads.
Other useful information
Not far from HerveyBay and options to explore FraserIsland.