Bremer Bay:
Bremer River
Gairdner River
(Fitzgerald River National Park)
 

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Bremer River
- pleasant flatwater paddle in national park with much birdlife
- distance upstream paddleable depends on the level of water that has built up behind the sandbar at the mouth of the estuary, but usually to Peter's Creek Road.
- Wellstead Estuary can be windy and shallow in places
- a return paddle unless you have 4WD access via North Landing Road or Peter's Creek Road.
Gairdner River
- pleasant flatwater paddle in pristine national park with some cliffs, abundant birdlife and fish
- more scenic than the Bremer River - more varied
- distance upstream paddleable depends on the level of water that has built up behind the sandbar at the mouth of the estuary
- for the return paddle put in near Quaalup Homestead: paddle downstream (2.5 hrs) then return upstream with the wind behind you, 1.5 hrs.
- 4WD is needed if taking out down near the sandbar at estuary mouth
- estuary can be windy and shallow in places
- can paddle upstream as well from put-in, almost to the river crossing near Quaalup Homestead with enough water behind the sandbar far downstream
Quaalup Homestead, a historic property, has a range of modern accomodation at very reasonable prices. The owners have paddled the river. Email them richelmann@web.de


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