Merging of the Culgoa and Barwon to form the Darling river

Barwon and Macintyre River Blog

Blog from my 2023 Goondiwindi paddle. How far will I get?

You can read about the Walgett and Bourke section from my Darling Source-to-Sea trip completed back in 2021.

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Macintyre River

  • 2023-04-07

    The Waiting Game

    After planning and watching the rains on the Coopers and Warrego I finally decided that these weren't going to happen this year. So instead I shifted my focus towards the Darling again for a low flow paddle on around 1,000 ML/day. Just days before leaving we had a late season autumn rain event and it seemed like it would make the Barwon possible too. The waiting game begun again and I watched the water guages slowly turn from red (no flow) to green (good flow). Another smaller rain event gave the waters more time to slowly make their way down the system and by Easter I knew it should be fessible.

    Watching the decreasing flow at Goondiwindi I decided I could push it out until Tuesday after school holidays. Hopefully it'll still be around 1,000 ML/day.

Map of Key Locations

  • Source
  • Inverell
  • Yetman
  • Boggabilla
  • Goondiwindi
  • Mungindi
  • Collarenebri
  • Walgett
  • Brewarrina
  • North Bourke
  • Bourke
  • Louth
  • Tilpa
  • Wilcannia
  • Menindee
  • Pooncarie
  • Ellerslie / Palinyewah
  • Wentworth
  • Renmark (Lock 5)
  • Berri
  • Moorook
  • Waikerie
  • Morgan
  • Mannum
  • Murray Bridge
  • Tailem Bend
  • Murray River Mouth
  • Goolwa
  • Campsites
  • Water Features
  • Weir or Low Head Dams