This is white water madness in the middle of the great Aussie drought and a river that bursts into life!
Adrenalin Club came about through a passion for adventure. The company provides thrills for people on land, on water and in the air across Australia and many of the adventures they specialise in can be seriously life-changing!
In its early days it specialised in conference, incentive, sales promotion and hospitality programs with a difference, and many people who experienced this wanted to share the excitement with family and friends.
It is Australia's largest adrenalin experience company with more than 50 activities to choose from with an average of 20 running every weekend somewhere, ranging from sea kayaking to marlin fishing, mountain biking to driving Formula Ford Cars, scuba diving to sky diving and lots in between.
The Gwydir River in northern New South Wales provides unparalleled rapids for size and consistency. It challenges the most seasoned thrill-seeker.
Below Copeton Dam, the Gwydir provides large volumes of white water for cotton irrigation further west, creating a stretch of grades four and five which will test and satisfy the most dedicated adventurer.
They run the river to Horse Stealers Creek, a distance of 16kms, over two days. Scenery is dominated by imposing granite boulders, cliffs and pools sculpted by the river.
Rapids such as Double Trouble, Big Mother, Satan's Surf and The Equaliser are long and powerful, spaced by deep pools and cascading waterfalls. In its upper reaches, the river twists and plunges through rugged hills and boulder-strewn gullies, dropping dramatically at Real Trouble and Sapphire Falls.
Camp is set up on a clean sandy beach surrounded by dry eucalypts. Large tarpaulins are erected and a permanent toilet block is a short walk away.
Adrenalin Club supplies a minimum of two guides, instruction, rafts, buoyancy vests and helmets, wetsuits and sprayjackets, food and drink. You need to take a sleeping bag, towel, swimmers and clothing. The support vehicle will deliver your belongings to the campsite.