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