Queanbeyan River:
section above Googong Dam

19th September 2013
There was over 200mm of rain around Canberra and Jiri from Sydney Uni emailed around to organise a mid-week trip. There was considerable debate about which river to do and we settled on the Queanbeyan.
River Height: At the gauge on the river it was 1.22 metres: SEE LEVEL HERE This was pretty much what the site showed see here.
Start: We drove along Urila Road and called in at a farm at 1397 and met Jane and Chris who offered to escort us to the riverside.
Description: There were two major rapids on the trip and a few other reasonable rapids. Most of the trip were small rapids and there were some tree infested sections (tea-tree and willows). There were also quite a few long flat pool and races.
Finish: At the beginning of the backwaters of Googong Dam we turned left into Burra River and paddled up to "London Bridge" which is an amazing natural arch. We hiked past the picnic area and to the gated entrance to Googong Dam where the car was parked.
The trip was about 4 1/2 hours for the 23km trip.

Here are some photos