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Adventure Tours

Rapid River Rafting

Lane Poole Reserve, Nanga Rd, Dwellingup WA 6213, Australia

Activity provided by Dwellingup Adventures

24 hours (approx.) - English

Dwellingup Adventures

Experience the thrills of the Murray River on a self-guided Fast Water Rafting tour. No need to worry about any logistics as Dwellingup Adventures do all the organizing for you! Season opens from May 2023.

Highlights
  • BOOKINGS AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2023.
  • No need to worry about any logistics as Dwellingup Adventures do all the organizing for you!
  • Minimal fitness level required.
  • Two roads run parallel to the river, River Road on river right (looking downstream) and Murray Valley Road, river left (looking downstream).
  • Dwellingup Adventures is not a medical emergency response agency, and all emergency calls should be made to 000 or 112 if you do not have mobile reception.
Description


BOOKINGS AVAILABLE FROM MAY 2023.

Experience the thrills of the Murray River on a self-guided Fast Water Rafting tour. No need to worry about any logistics as Dwellingup Adventures do all the organizing for you! Meet at the Tours Desk, located at the award-winning Dwellingup Trails and Visitors Centre with the lovely Waypoints Café. From here you will get fitted out with your safety equipment and head to the start of the rafting experience, following a guide in your own vehicle. Leave your vehicle at the finish point and let Dwellingup Adventures transport you to the start, stopping along the way to point out river features. You spend the next few hours shooting some small rapids, paddling through fast-moving channels and along wide pools at your own pace. The lightness of your inflated raft allows you to easily carry your raft back above some of the rapids where you can shoot them multiple times before paddling to the finish point at Bobs Crossing, where you rendezvous with Dwellingup Adventures and your car.

  • Operates daily.
  • Starts: 10.30am. Finishes: 3.00pm
  • Self-guided
  • Ages 6+ recommended
  • Minimal fitness level required
  • Min: 2
  • Max: 20
  • Note: This tour is only available during higher water levels, usually May to October.
  • Tour includes transfers, raft/s, paddles, pfds, water sport helmets and a map.
  • Note: Lane Poole Reserve entry fees are not included in the tour cost.

What To Bring

You will need to bring your own water and food, or you can purchase a Picnic Package. Bring a change of
clothes that you can leave in your vehicle in case you fall out, it happens now and then!

What to Wear

For cool weather it is important to maintain upper body warmth. Proper fitting wet suits are good although can be restrictive after long periods.  Polypropylene thermal wear is very good. Avoid cotton as its thermal qualities are minimal and it stays wet and cold all day, even bare legs dry out quicker. Save your old smelly runners they are ideal for water activities. Bare feet or unsecured footwear is unsuitable. Dwellingup Adventures hire Thermal wear packages if you need.

River Levels

The Murray River is reliant on natural rainfall patterns. Dwellingup Adventures will advise you if the water levels are unsuitable. We have a safety cut off point for high water. Fast Water Rafting is not available at low water levels.

There are 2 small rapid features and the Grade 2 Island Pool rapid. There are a number of faster narrow channels. Island Pool rapid has good pedestrian access and rafters can exit the river after the rapid and carry the raft up the pathway and run the rapid again. 

Dwellingup Adventures will contact any pre booked tours to inform customers if water levels are unsuitable.

Safety

The section from Yarragil to Bobs Crossing is generally suitable for beginner paddlers. Parents will determine the suitability of their own children, but it is common for an adult and a young child to do the tour. We supply a double paddle for the adult. Two roads run parallel to the river, River Road on river right (looking downstream) and Murray Valley Road, river left (looking downstream). River Road will lead you back to your vehicle should you need to walk out.

If you are not at Bobs Crossing at the designated pick-up time Dwellingup Adventures staff will travel along River Road to check your location. If you require an emergency phone, there are two land lines in the park. Entry Ranger Station: if occupied rangers have a phone. Nanga Bush Camp: a phone box close to the manager’s residence is available for emergency and local calls only at no cost. Both locations are on your map.

Dwellingup Adventures staff will give you a basic safety brief in case you fall out. Your driver will show rafters features and give a river brief as you are transported upstream to the raft start.

Dwellingup Adventures is not a medical emergency response agency, and all emergency calls should be made to 000 or 112 if you do not have mobile reception. As best note or describe your location. Emergency services will typically try to get to you. If you can please secure all gear and rafts up from the river and note location. Dwellingup Adventures may be able to assist emergency staff so call 95381127 as well. For a non-medical emergency call Dwellingup Adventures for assistance. If you have to leave the river, please secure all gear and rafts up from the river and note location.

Itinerary

1. Thrills of the Murray River on a self-guided Fast Water Rafting tour
2. Meet at the Tours Desk, located at the award-winning Dwellingup Trails and Visitors Centre
3. Get fitted out with safety equipment
4. Shoot some small rapids, paddle through fast-moving channels and along wide pools
5. Lightness of your inflated raft allows you to easily carry your raft back above some of the rapids
6. Rendezvous with Dwellingup Adventures and your car
7. Operates daily
8. Ages 6+ recommended
9. Minimal fitness level required
10. Tour includes transfers, raft/s, paddles, pfds, water sport helmets and a map
11. Bring own water and food, or purchase a Picnic Package
12. Bring a change of clothes
13. Wear proper fitting wet suits or polypropylene thermal wear
14. Save old smelly runners
15. River Levels dependent on natural rainfall patterns
16. Two small rapid features and the Grade 2 Island Pool rapid
17. A number of faster narrow channels
18. Island Pool rapid has good pedestrian access
19. Parents will determine the suitability of their own children
20. Two roads run parallel to the river
21. Emergency phone at Entry Ranger Station and Nanga Bush Camp
22. Basic safety brief in case you fall out
23. Emergency calls should be made to 000 or 112

Starting Location
Lane Poole Reserve, Nanga Rd, Dwellingup WA 6213, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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