Canoe Creek To Bob Turner Track

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Alternate Name: 
Canoe Creek To Bob Turner Track
Colo River
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This is scenically one of the most spectacular paddles in NSW. The narrow gorge and precipitous 400m cliffs at the beginning of the trip are awe inspiring. Because of the nature of the terrain, good campsites along the river are difficult to find and may have to be levelled out of sand up the slopes beneath the cliffs. There is little grass to camp on, especially for some years after a major flood. Wildlife in this section is very scarce. The country changes substantially when the river emerges from the gorge when bush trees line the banks and more wildlife can be seen. Due to hidden sieves extra caution must be taken at the King rapid.

Trip Duration: 
8 - 10 hours paddling, Walk in 2-4 hours
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Average Grade: 
Highest Grade: 
About 20 decent grade 2-3 rapids, pool drop character
Hot Tip: 
The sandstone cliffs of the gorge are high and precipitous and the gorge very narrow so that during the short days of the cooler months little, if any, sun penetrates to the river, making the trip very cold.
Level Information: 
Volume increases markedly after the Wollangambe River Enters.
Section location: 
POINT (150.552689 -33.31076)