19 March, 2017

Paddling the Barwon - Part 2

In the first part of this post, I gave brief descriptions of the sections of the river which I have paddled up to this point in time.
On the Barwon, January, 2013

Below is a table giving details of the various points along the river from which it is possible to launch small water craft such as kayaks and the type of access involved. I have also included links to a photo of each location.


Access Points
Approximate GPS Co-ordinates
Distance to next access
Comments
Bell’s Bridge, Inverleigh-Winchelsea Rd, Inverleigh

S38 º 6.792’
E144 º 3.787’

16.2km

Access from the north bank via dirt track about 200m downstream of Bell’s Bridge
Hamilton Hwy, Murgheboluc

S38 º 6.654’
E144 º 8.459’

8.2km
Steep bank access. Entry via 400m grassed laneway to the north bank behind “please shut the gate” sign opposite Murgheboluc Public Reserve, Hamilton Hwy, Murgheboluc
Pollocksford Rd, Gnarwarre

S38 º 8.627’
E144 º 11.206’

1.8km
Access from the east bank via a rutted track to a small weir about 150m north of the bridge
Dear’s Lane, Stonehaven

S38 º 8.427’
E144 º 14.713’

9.9km
Steep bank access via dirt track from the end of Dear’s Lane, Stonehaven
Merrawarp Rd, Barrabool (Ceres)

S38 º 8.496’
E144 º 15.750’

5.7km
Steep access to the south bank adjacent to the west side of the bridge via rough access track (approx. 200m)
Track off Gully Rd, Ceres

S38 º 8.749’
E144 º 16.081’

640m
Access via shallow bank. Entry via 550m gravel track from Gully Rd, however permission is required
Cnr Cyril Synot Dve and Degoldi’s Rd, Fyansford.

S38 º 8.946’
E144 º 17.995’

5.1km
Access via 200m gravel track to parking area. River entry from concrete-paved slipway or timber deck
Moorabool River west bank, Fyansford Common, Fyansford

S38 º 8.672’
E144 º 18.691’

2.4km
Access to the Moorabool about 450m upstream from the confluence with the Barwon via a paved slipway. Portage of around 150m required from nearest parking
Fyans Park boat ramp, Cnr Gairloch and West Fyans St

S38 º 9.389’
E144 º 19.280’

2.6km
Concrete ramp access adjacent to parking
Marnockvale Rd, Newtown

S38 º 9.893’
E144 º 19.970’

2km
Access via timber deck adjacent to the Geelong Canoe Club facilities
South Geelong

S38 º 9.930’
E144 º 21.261’

1.9km
Access either from the deck at the rowing sheds (north bank) or ramp access from opposite bank (access via Barrabool Rd)
Breakwater
Gun Dog Lane, Breakwater
Upstream
Downstream

S38 º 10.906’
E144 º 21.861’

1.9km*
Upstream access from timber deck adjacent to road bridge (west bank). Downstream access from the west bank below the bridge
Wilson’s Rd, St Alban’s Park

S38 º 12.076’
E144 º 23.140’

3.7km
Access from the bank adjacent to the Geelong Water Ski Club at the end of Wilson’s Rd
Lake Connewarre
Or

S38 º 14.217’
E144 º 25.776’

S38 º 12.927’
E144 º 28.922’

7.4km


(5.2km from Tait’s Point)
Access via concrete-paved boat ramp or pontoon, end of Stacey’s Rd

Shallow bank access via steep track from the end of Brinsmead’s Lane
Barwon Heads
Or
Or

S38 º 15.922’
E144 º 29.795’

S38 º 15.774’
E144 º 30.475’


S38 º 16.884’
E144 º 29.682’








11.2km
Access via boat ramp, River Parade on the west bank


 Boat ramp access from carpark



Beach access from either side of the river at Barwon Heads/Ocean Grove

Of course, there are other locations from which it is possible to launch small craft, however they either do not have close enough vehicle access, are on private property or there is another suitable access point with better facilities nearby. For example, it is possible to launch from the decks near the bridge at Queen's Park, but the boat ramp at Fyans Park is within 1km of the bridge and provides easier access to the river.
River access points plotted o Google Earth. Click to enlarge

The first part of this post can be found at Paddling the Barwon - Part 1Happy paddling everyone!



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