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Northam to Toodyay

Type: Kayaking
Location: Northam, Western Australia, Australia
Date: 15 Jul 2018
Phone: +61 8 9285 8501

The Course- 30km
The race starts 500 metres above Northam Weir and winds it ways downstream through channels covering the opening stages of Day 1 of the famous Avon Descent Race.

From the Northam Weir to Katrine Bridge the river is characterised by flat water, intermittent deep pools and no scrub. Two kilometres downriver from Katrine is Glen Avon Rapid, a small but tricky rapid. After seven kilometres of coffee rock, Sinclair’s Crossing underneath Dumbarton Bridge presents a challenge with many channels that exist even in low water. Not far downriver is Extracts Weir which is a compulsory portage in this race. The river from Extracts to Toodyay is shallow with a gravely bed.

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