On Friday we went out to Bents Basin west of Sydney to paddle the Nepean River, it’s a lot of fun below the Wallacia Weir, we had about three hours on the river and got hit by the afternoon thunderstorm that had been predicted. We sheltered under an sandstone overhang until it had passed, there was lots of wind and thunder for about ten minutes with some small hail falling.
Wendy and Merinda had not packrafted before so they were learning as they went.
To get there you park at Bents Basin and then walk up the fire trail for about three and a half k’s to the power lines and then scrub bash down to the river. Put in and paddle to the upper left side of the weir where you can land and portage down the fish ladder to the river below. Then the fun begins, you may have to portage one rapid as there are two large boulders the water squeezes through where a raft won’t fit.
The Wallacia Weir was running at 0.23 metres but 0.3 would be even better.