Lower Nile (I+)

It’s not everyday you get to raft the Nile!

A trip to do when all rivers in the area in high as the Nile need a bit more flow. Another amazing limestone gorge, full bush, running clear, even when high. Nice limestone rock formations.

Thanks to Martin Wilson for the info. If you have any photos to add to this page, please contact us.

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Car shuttling is required.

Find 4 Mile road 4 km south of Charleston and drive this for approx. 6km.

On the last descent down to the river the track got quite rough for our low clearance SUV so we walked this part (300m). The other car is parked below the SH6 road bridge (or parked at the end of Darkies Terrace road to avoid the last 3km of very flat and slow water).

On the river

Flow on our day was estimated at 20 cumecs with water at the get in up to Tutu hanging branches on the side creek where you get in. This resulted in grade I+ paddling: moving water with some riffles and tiny wave trains.

Enjoy the raft down to the gorge and beneath the suspension bridge. Roughly 2 hrs of floating.

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