Time: half day
From Tinaburra boat ramp offshore you will see the floating pontoon for the Yungaburra water supply pump which sits directly over a deep waterhole in Peterson Creek. Paddle over to the pontoon then turn right following the left hand bank. Near the farm houses to your left you will see an old road leading down to the water’s edge. This was the road leading down to the town of Kulara which was inundated when Lake Tinaroo was flooded. It ran through the lake and out on the right hand bank into the gum trees. You can see the old Kulara School still in the trees. There are no buildings beneath the waters as they were moved before the lake filled.Follow the left hand bank around and you will enter the mouth of the Barron River.This reach is used by barefoot skiers as it is sheltered from the South Easterlies, our predominant winds. After you pass the bitumen road entering on the right you paddle upstream to a magnificent rail bridge high above you, similar to the Peterson Creek bridge. Paddle under and upstream to a few cascades. Black bream are often fished for up here. The ‘Barron Arm’ is a favourite fishing spot for barramundi in the lead up to a full moon.