Location - Hidden Valley to Hervey Range to Charters Towers
Type - Kayaking / Canoe / Rafting / Bikerafting (Packrafting)
Difficulty - Mostly flatwater with some grade 1/2s
Kayaking down the Burdekin is an incredibly rewarding adventure. Enjoy a gentle paddle downstream and you take in the abundance of birdlife with some big birds in the mix and a large variety of wildlife including lots of cattle, wild bores, and fish. This trip will take you down Australia's largest river by (peak) discharge volume. Due to the river's length, there are many sections to paddle. However, the lower downstream you head, the more crocodiles.
The river was named in honour of Thomas Burdekin, who one of the sponsors of the Ludwig Leichhardt expedition in 1845.