South Australia is the next Australian state to get its very own series of Global Paddler online guides. These will also be included in a paddling guidebook for the state which is to be called The Paddler’s Guide to South Australia. We currently only have 2 online guides for South Australian waterways but that’s all about to change.
There are now less than two weeks to go until Scott Rawstorne from Global Paddler sets off on his first big research trip for the state. His itinerary consists of 23 days of paddling (including 3 in New South Wales) and it goes a little something like this.
Feb 19 – Lake Yarrunga/Bundanoon Creek, Kangaroo Valley (NSW)
Feb 20 – Murrumbidgee River, Balranald (NSW)
Feb 21 – Katarapko Creek, Murray River National Park, near Loxton
Feb 22 – Hunchee, Ral Ral and Bulyong Creeks, Chowilla to Renmark
Feb 23 – Murray River, Waikerie
Feb 24 – Murray River, Cadell
Feb 25 – Murray River: Lock 1, Blanchetown
Feb 26 – Murray River, Swan Reach
Feb 27 – Murray River, Walker Flat
Feb 28 – Ships Graveyard, Garden Island
Mar 1 – Barker Inlet Creeks, Garden Island
Mar 2 – Torrens Island, Garden Island
Mar 3 – Murray River, Murray Bridge
Mar 4 – Onkaparinga River, Port Noarlunga
Mar 5 – West Lakes, West Lakes Shore
Mar 6 to 9 – No paddling
Mar 10 – Goolwa
Mar 11 – Clayton Bay
Mar 12 – Murray Mouth
Mar 13 – Murray River, Mannum
Mar 14 – Murray River, Nildottie (Big Bend)
Mar 15 – Hypurna Creek, Chowilla Floodplain
Mar 16 – Slaney & Pipeclay Creeks, Chowilla Floodplain
Mar 17 – Boambee Creek, Boambee (NSW)
Paddling company is always welcome but please note that the above schedule is subject to change. If you would like to join Scott on one or more days, please let us know via the comment box below or the Contact Us tab on the right hand side of this page so we can arrange a meeting place and time. For those that want to take part vicariously, Scott will be reporting his progress on the Global Paddler Facebook page and uploading photos to the Global Paddler online gallery on a regular basis.
If you have local knowledge or hints and tips about any of the above places that you feel would be of benefit to other paddlers then we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to drop us a line.