Macintyre/Barwon River Canoe Trip

Introduction

This is an description of my journeys on the Barwon River in northern NSW. This river is not paddled very often. Sometimes people start a journey down the Darling River at Brewarrina which is about 122 km upstream of the official start of the Darling i.e. the confluence of the Barwon and Culgoa Rivers. Long distance journeys on the Barwon upstream of Brewarrina are few and far between. According to Murray-Darling Journeys the last descent (up until 2016) of the Barwon from Mungindi on the Queensland border was in 1999 by Steven Gates and Tim Anderson and the last descent from Goondiwindi was Humphreys in 1998. Since then there have been two known journeys from Walgett. The first was by Geoff Kelty and Wayne Cole and in 2020 from Walgett to Bourke. Their journey is described in the Brewarrina News, Oct 2020. They completed the journey with a flow of about 400 Ml/day and they only had one instance where they had to do a complete portage due to snags. The second is by Alan Davison in 2021 as part of his journey down the Darling and Murray Rivers between Walgett and Goolwa.

For a description of my journey on the lower Barwon River (i.e. Brewarrina to the Barwon/Culgoa confluence, 122 km) see the description in my Darling River journey in 2020.

This description is broken up into sub-pages (click on the links below or on the three horizontal lines at the top left corner of this page):


Map courtesy of MDBA

Go here for links to my kayak trips (and those of others) on the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin and for further information (sample pages, reviews etc) on the book Murray-Darling Journeys.

Alternatively

For a description of my trip down the Darling River see: Darling River Canoe Trip


For a description of my trip on the Murray River see: Murray River Canoe Trip


For a description of my trip on the lower Murray River (Wentworth to the Murray Mouth) in 2021 see: Lower Murray River Canoe Trip


For my description of my trip on the Murrumbidgee River see: Murrumbidgee River Canoe Trip


For my description of my trip on the Murrumbidgee River 2020-2021 see: Murrumbidgee River 2020-2021


For my description of my trip on the Edward River see: Edward River Canoe Trip


For a description of my trip on the Goulburn River see: Goulburn River Canoe Trip


If you have any questions or comments please contact me on mcbremers@gmail.com

Mike Bremers