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Whorouly to Markwood on the Ovens River

Trip Overview

I put in at the Bridge over the Ovens River at Whorouly which was easily accessible and then over the next 8 hours travelled downstream fishing along the way. The trip is approximately 17kms of very mild rapids and gentle stretches of river. At about the halway point there is a small dam which must be portaged around. This can be done by using the paddock on the right hand side which isn't a great problem. The take out is at Pioneer Bridge in Markwood which has a nice beach, camping and toilet facilities.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Kayak Fishing, Fishing
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water, River/Creek (Up to Class II)
  • Number of Portages: 1
  • Portage Description: At about the halway point there is a small dam which must be portaged around. This can be done by using the paddock on the right hand side which isn't a great problem.

Locations on this Trip