I love this river - it is always unpredictable.
I used to travel each day to work across this crossing - stopping on a summer afternoon to swim in the River.
I try to go kayaking downstream through the rapids from Corree to here at Uriarra Crossing most summers. In the past I have travelled with friends or workmates.
Each trip has been magical. The river is different ever time – sometimes we have to port boats between rapids – sometimes the river crashes high around us the whole way.
I cannot tell you about some of the magic – you would disbelieve me anyway.
My last trip was a bit of a disaster. Some of the kayaks didn’t make it home... and all the support craft sank and the electrical equipment (phones, cameras) might have got a little wet, and the picnic disappeared. But we still made it back, although it was a couple of hours later than expected. Ok, a lot later, in the dark, but just before the support crew rang for help.
We normally set off upstream - more pics from where we start at Coree.
Mountain Creek Cascade
Mountain Creek falls into the wet forests of the Brindabella Range.
Image: Brindabella, today