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On the River Collie in a funyak.
On the River Collie in a funyak.
Cruising down the Collie.
David hits the rapids.

Collie River Funyaks

Thursday, June 8, 2000
Are you game? Let's see how David does as he braves the Collie River rapids in a funyak.

The area is a popular camping and recreation spot and the release of irrigation water from the dam in summer months provides a year-round flow of water through the gorge.

The river has grade-two and grade-three rapids, and if you are an inexperienced rafter, you could try a fun yak, which looks like a cross between a kayak and a canoe. Fun yaks are long and narrow, have an inflatable floor, and are self-bailers. They can take one or two people and are propelled by double-ended paddles.

Rivergods are rafting and kayaking specialists and they offer sea kayaking, whitewater rafting and canoeing tours ranging from half a day to five days.

As water from the Wellington Dam makes its way along the Collie to farms on the coastal plain, it cuts through a picturesque valley with sections of good, clean white water. On the flat part of the river, paddlers can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

All trips begin with a safety briefing, and helmets and lifejackets are provided.


About three hours south of Perth.


Rivergods Paddle Adventures' one-day trip, including transport from Perth, costs $145 per person.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission.

More information

Rivergods Paddle Adventures: (08) 9259 0749
Qantas: 13 1313

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