The Black Swan Paddling Race (2020)
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Gunbower, Vic
- Product code: BSR2020
The 2nd Annual
The Black Swan - Australia’s first creek marathon - Gunbower to Cohuna
The Black Swan, is a 46km paddling race along the narrow and tightly winding Gunbower Creek.
The race starts from Felix L’Huillier Park in Gunbower, Victoria and finishes at Cohuna, Victoria in Apex Park.
This unique race is going to be a lot of fun and to win, you will need to have a lot of turning skills and strategy in very narrow conditions.
The creek has very little flow however there are several obstacles; a short 'white water' fish weir, three bridges, that depending on the creek height, you will get to go under or over and it also has a main weir that definitely requires a portage.
There is a main channel, however the creek is full of tree stumps and low hanging branches to make it all that more interesting.
Gunbower and Cohuna are wonderful Victorian country towns, that have some really nice accommodation and restaurants.
The race will start mid morning and the presentation will be held in Cohuna at about 6pm.
Traditionally, Gunbower Island was frequented by two clans; the Barapa Barapa and the Yorta Yorta. The Barapa Barapa and Yorta Yorta people have long connections with the area now known as Gunbower National Park.
The area was known as Kanbowro – twisting and tortuous like the necks of the black swans.
Call for more details or for sponsorship 02-99694590
Under 18: $34.00
Stage 1 - 12km
Stage 2 - 11km
Stage 3 - 8km
Stage 4 - 15km