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About Kalgan River Paddle Trail
The Kalgan River Kayak Trail is a 10km paddle that provides the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife that inhabits the river environment including pelicans, ducks and osprey.
It is a sheltered paddling experience suitable for all types of paddle craft and paddling abilities. The river provides a range of experiences from the wide open lower reaches to the narrow upper reaches through tall shady trees.
Just 1 of 10 Great Paddles in The Amazing South Coast!
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
10km one way
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails) required.
What To Pack
Group F (Paddling trails)
- Plenty of water and food for duration of trip.
- Sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (30+)
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions
- Lifejacket or flotation device
- Leg or paddle leash if paddling in the ocean
Additional Useful ItemsTo travel to the start point from the Town Square (15km) drive up York Street and straight through the top roundabout onto Lockyer Avenue. Continue north along Lockyer Avenue through the roundabout to Ulster Rd, which becomes Lower King Road and then Nanarup Road. Cross the King River and continue on a further 3km to the Kalgan River. Just before the bridge turn into the car park on the left (north) side of the road. Launch next to the bridge.
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
All year round but July - September for Wildflowers
Access is 15km from Albany Town Square
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