Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

The Avon Descent

05/08/2017 - 06/08/2017 The Avon Descent

Imagine passing 124 km through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River. This is a unique race with a promise that no two paddle strokes will be the same. The Avon Descent travels through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque country, and as you descend, you’ll pass through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually, into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River. Competitors challenge the Avon and Swan Rivers in a variety of power dinghies and paddle craft including single, double and triple kayaks and single or double surf skis. Relay teams of two and four can also compete. Competitors are supported by family and friends as support crews and thousands of spectators line the banks to cheer them on.