9. Wilcannia to Menindee (310kms)

Day #32: Warrawong Station (2km upstream of Wilcannia) to 26km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #33: 26km – 62km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #34: 62km – 99km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #35: 99km – 136km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #36: 136km – 169km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #36 : 169km – Nelia Gaari Station 199km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #37 : Nelia Gaari Station
Day #38 : 199km – 241km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #38 : 241km – 275km Downstream of Wilcannia
Day #40 : 275km Downstream of Wilcannia – Menindee Township

 

 

Pelicans and cormorants hunting bony bream. The closer to the Menindee Lakes, the bigger the flocks became

 

Large flocks of pelicans seen approaching the Menindee Lakes

 

7th hole, Nelia Gaari Station Golf Course

 

Tip for hunters: usually flighty swine did not recognise the kayaks as a threat until well within range

 

Typical campsite below Tilpa

 

Legal cod (about 65cm) caught at dusk on 37th day

 

Campsite on the shore of Lake Wetherell 274km downstream of Wilcannia

 

The river opens up into lake Wetherell

 

Stage 1 Menindee lakes sunset

 

Stage 2 Menindee lakes sunset

 

Entering Lake Wetherell proper. The dead trees mark the course of the river

 

Looking towards Lake Tandure which branches north from Lake Wetherell

 

The regulator separating Lakes Wetherell and Menindee. Keep paddling left to find the main channel

 

A tree full of normally shy and solitary bitterns

 

The main regulator for the Menindee Lakes. The Darling continues below

 

Downstream after portage of the main regulator

 

TrK.D arrives at Lake Wetherell regulator

 

Darling River downstream of the Menindee lakes

 

Under-cut redgum 12kms upstream of Menindee township

 

The home stretch into Menindee township. Exit at the boat ramp just before the bridge, on the right

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