Goodradigbee River Overnight packraft

Trip type: 
Whitewater Kayaking
Start date: 
Saturday, 17 October 2020 - 7:15am to Sunday, 18 October 2020 - 7:00pm

An easy overnight pack raft trip on the Goodradigbee river.  The Goodradigbee is a mountain stream on the boarder of Brindabell National Park. A relatively easy class 2 river it is suitable for first time pack rafters who are otherwise experienced campers or paddlers. 

The plan is to put in at the Flea Creek Campsite Saturday Morning and spend the weekend paddling through to Wee Jasper. 

Pack rafting is a little different to other types of overnight trips. The trip has the potential to be quite cold as we will be sitting in water for extended periods of time, there may be rain and the water is not the warmest. The trip may also be slowed by having to go around fallen timber which is an unknown.

Please let me know a bit about your overnight camping experience and your paddling experience. Depending on participant experience and water level we can change to the Murrimbidgee river. A decision to be made closer to the weekend.

Pre trip Thursday 6:00pm at the boat shed where we can test inflate the pack rafts and grab dry bags. 

Please also indicated if you have a car you are willing to use. We will need an additional one to mine for the shuttle.

Covid-safe policy

Do not attend if:

  • you're feeling unwell or have flu-like symptoms
  • have travelled internationally, come from a hotspot or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and/or
  • your health is considered high risk

If there is a spike in untraced community transmission in Canberra this trip may be cancelled


Pretrip Meeting Details
Pretrip date: 
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 6:00pm
Pretrip location: 
Boat Shed
Intended plan: 
So we set off at 7am from the ANU and all meet at Wee Jasper to stash a car there for the end. We then drive to Flea creek campground to put on the water. Saturday we paddle for around three to four hours and find an agreeable campsite possabily the Lowells Flat Campground half way to Wee Jasper. Sunday we paddle the remainder of the three to four hours out to Wee Jasper. Then we drive by Flea Creek pick up our other car and return to Canberra.
Local knowledge: 
I have paddleded the upper whitewater secton of the Goodradigbee and am familar with the camp sites and roads.
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