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Goulburn Grail Stage 10 - Arcadia to Kialla West (Moira Park Scout Camp)

Four paddlers in three boats tackled this stage on what was predicted to be a very hot day. Just the long faster boats were brought out and we were able to knock off this 19km Stage in under 4 hrs including breaks. A pleasant reach with loads of wood and fewer campers compared with the downstream Stage 9.


Access:

- The entry point is within the Arcadia Streamside Reserve (Parks Victoria manged reserve and Heritage River), a 350m dirt track entry off the end of Kennedys Road. There is a turn around loop at the end of the track and a sandy beach entry point.

- The exit point is within the broad river reserve (Shepparton Regional Park and Heritage River) that is accessed off Moira Drive, Kialla West. Enter the reserve and stay on Nadzab Track, follow this dirt track for 1.25km to the Scout Camp then follow the track that veers left a short distance to the river. There is access on this outside bend of the river with a track down to the waters edge.


Statistics:

- Date - Sunday 2 January 2022

- Distance 22 km, from Arcadia (Chainage 355) to Kialla West (Chainage 377) (Chainage is the distance downstream from the headwaters at Woods Point)

- Time taken 3:55 hrs (5.6 km/hr), 2:50 hrs paddling (paddling speed approx. 7.8 km/hr)

- River Gauge Height (Goulburn River at Murchison No. 58100) = 0.73 m

- 3 boats, 4 paddlers: Jamie & Pete (k2), Al and Mick




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Tresh Pearce
Tresh Pearce
2022年5月22日

Hello Ramblers all, not sure whether you folk are still active on this site, ie checking comments etc. . . . Just in case you are , I thank you for this great space here and the recorrding of the sections of all your journeys. I am an absolute nerd enthusiast in this regard. - victorian river journeys on water without motors. So, now living in South Oz, I generally just dream on ! My particular affection and affinity lies in the central Vic rivers, but the Ovens scrapes in nicely. ( I often used to catch the train to Wang and hitch with fishing gear as high as Harrietville and camp, in my mid teen years ) Earlier in…


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River Rambler
River Rambler
2022年8月12日
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Hi Tresh, thanks for your comment, it sounds like you have real affinity with the Goulburn and love getting out there. Apologies for the really late response, I was in WA when you wrote to RiverRambling and I actually struggled to relocate your message. Having just written the next post (Ningaloo Reef Ramble) I've been back on the site and tracked down your message.

Your travels as a youth up to Harrietville sound adventurous, what a great thing to do as a young fella! All the best Tresh, stay in touch if you are likely to get over this way, we'll be tackling the lower Goulburn once the weather heats up a bit.

Cheers, Jamie

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Terrence Thompson
Terrence Thompson
2022年4月20日

Just begining my own river ramble on the ovens.

I have completed the first leg from Porpunkah to Wobonga Lane and tommorrow am setting out to go from Wobonga lane to Myrtleford or as near to that as light will allow.

its alittle late to ask for details of rapids on this section , but I would be interested to know if there is anything greater than class two rapids anywhere along the river?

Tery T

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River Rambler
River Rambler
2022年4月20日
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Hi Tery, yes there are a few spots that would be greater than class 2 ,but more importantly you need to be wary of snags. My general advice from upstream to downstream is :

- Harrietville to Germantown (upstream of Bright) has dozens of partial or full debris blockages, be really careful if attempting those two stages. Don't attempt this reach unless you are a proficient paddler and willing to undertake arduous and sometimes lengthy portages.

- Bright to Porepunkah has lots of fun rapids in the rocky gorge sections, these need some caution and level of proficiency.

- the rock bar just upstream of Nimmo Bridge Reserve (Myrtleford) needs to be portaged.

- Myrtleford to Rocky Point (Snow Road)…

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