Paddling is on every outdoor persons list of things to do and just because we live in the desert doesn’t mean it’s not an option.
For starters there is a flourishing Canoe Polo competition hosted by the Central Desert Canoe Club. For anyone wanting to develop their paddling skill, and have a whole heap of fun at the same time, canoe polo is designed for you! Games are held on Wednesday & Sunday evenings from September through to April.
Get to the pool at 5.30pm to sign on and get organised for a 6.00pm start.
All gear supplied, beginners welcome
The cost is $10/game (plus pool entry fee)
The games are played in a relaxed and fun atmosphere with beginner through to skilled players. Contact us by email at Lone Dingo for more information.
Experienced paddlers tackle flooding inland rivers that rarely flow, the Todd River close to town is one of them. These rivers have 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. The Todd 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).