Kayaking Victoria Camping
Kayaking and canoeing is a popular pastime in Victoria Australia; as is combining a kayak expedition with a weekend or longer away camping. A popular place to kayak is the Big River State Forest. One stretch that is popular and that enables you to combine camping is from Enoch Point to Eildon-Jamieson Road bridge. This is a narrow river and generally swift flowing with gravel races and straightforward grade 1 and 2 rapids in places. Some rapids more exciting drops and some manoeuvring may be required to avoid being swept into trees on nearby banks. The longest rapid is Slalom rapid which can be inspected by less experienced paddlers from the right bank.
Please take extreme care as water levels can rise quickly, and water can be fast flowing following periods of high rains.
Camping is available at Railway Creek, Chaffe Creek, Eildon-Jamieson Road bridge reserve, Pines camping area and Burnt Bridge camping area. If the level of Lake Eildon is low, it is possible to paddle to Dudleys Flat. Various sections of this river can be selected for paddling depending upon how much time you have and your level of experience together with the water level of Lake Eildon and the type of vehicle you have, noting that a 4WD is required in some areas.