Just prior to New Year’s, I made an early New Year’s Resolution to visit one of Australia’s hidden gems:

“The Lower Glenelg River” on the border of Victoria and South Australia.

A mate and I travelled down on Sunday, embracing a long 5 hour drive and TayTay on repeat.

After a few stops (and coffees) in Inverleigh, Mortlake and Hamilton, we finally arrived at Paeston’s Canoe Hire in which we would hire our canoes and gear from.

Ross and Marg were both lovely and accommodating hosts and always happy to answer our stupid questions: “How do we pack the barrels?” “How do we fit the barrels in the canoe?” “How do we even paddle?” “Are there rapid waters?” “Are we going to capsize?”

After getting on the water, all our nerves vanished.

The views were spectacular.

The water was calm and inviting.

The nature was just breathtaking.

Over the 4 days on the water, we paddled the following route:

Moleside to Skipworth Springs

Skipworth Springs to Bowds

Bowds to Lasletts

Lasletts to Donovans Landing

Booking Campsites, Cooking Dinner, Carrying Gear, Sleeping in Tents, Toilets were all part of the package and were simply not an issue.

I went back in March to support the delivery of a school camp for a client. Having been there just a few months prior, I was familiar with the layout of the region as well as the ins and outs of each campsite.

The Lower Glenelg River holds a special place in my heart. Our suppliers are wonderful people to work with and I look forward to working with them on the next camp (or bring a few mates on the next trip)

Thank you to Paeston Canoe Hire, Parks Victoria, and some certain people for making our experience just wonderful.

 

tldr: I went to Glenelg River and absolutely loved it so much that I went back to work on a school camp.

 

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