Packrafting Blockup Gorge

Packrafting Blockup Gorge

Packrafting is a great alternative when there has been too much rain for safe canyoning. We chose to do the 16km stretch of the Shoalhaven between Great Horseshoe Bend and Bungonia Creek because we did not have time to do the classic Colo Gorge trip, which really...
Morong Deep

Morong Deep

We met in Blackheath at a respectable Thursday morning hour and piled into the one car for the drive to Kanangra-Boyd NP. Despite the top temps forecast of 26 degrees, simply walking in the sun was enough to make this temp pale in comparison, and before long we were...
Packrafting Shoalhaven Gorge

Packrafting Shoalhaven Gorge

After dropping a car at Badgerys Lookout near Tallong in the Southern Highlands, we walked down the well-made track from Long Point Lookout. This drops about 400m into the Shoalhaven Gorge, with spectacular views up and down the river, and brought us to the river...
Colo River Packraft trip (Bob Turners Track to Upper Colo Bridge)

Colo River Packraft trip (Bob Turners Track to Upper Colo Bridge)

Following Paul successfully organizing a packraft buyers’ club and the arrival of our new toys, a few of us were keen to break in our new gear. While the promised rain arrived over Thursday and Friday, the trip was all but cancelled with the final go-ahead not decided...
Shoalhaven Packrafting

Shoalhaven Packrafting

This was one of the best wilderness trips I have done. The plan was to meet in the Southern Highlands and either packraft the Shoalhaven or go scrambling in the Budawangs if there was no water. As the long weekend approached, and we endured one of the biggest rain...
Packrafting Colo Gorge

Packrafting Colo Gorge

Date: 15-17/01/2016 Original report: http://sonsofthedesert-abushwalkingblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/packrafting-colo-gorge.html Our plan was to camp Friday night for an early start and do two full days in the river, covering about 50km. For reasons to be explained we...