You can even white water kayak in the centre; we call it brown water kayaking

You can white water kayak on the Todd River when it has a significant flow but it has all the gnarly characteristics of a river in flood so it’s only recommended for experienced white water kayakers only. Taking the rapids on in anything other than a fully fitted out white water boat and kit is a recipe for disaster and has resulted in tragic loss of life in recent times. It may not be one of the most known rivers in Australia for white water paddling but it would have to be among the most unique!

Watch a video of a bunch of locals kayak down the Todd River north of Alice Springs during a solid flow in Central Australia (see below).