If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the free Avenza PDF Map app and have interactive paddling trail maps on hand when you need them. The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time location within the park onto a map. The app can be used without a network connection and without roaming charges. You can also measure area and distance, plot photos, and drop Placemark pins.
Punyelroo Public Boat Ramp. GPS: 34.6038 S; 139. 6032 E)
The entrance to Punyelroo lagoon is almost opposite the Punyelroo Caravan Park.
The Punyelroo Cave is located at Point A (GPS: 34.5943 S; 139.6112 E) in the lagoon. The Punyelroo Cave extends for about 3 kms but exploration of it is not advised except for experienced cavers.
The trail then continues further up the lagoon to Swan Reach to Point B (GPS: 34.5730 S; 139.5940 E). The town centre can be reached by a short (400m) walk along a path. This spot makes a good lunch stop. There is a short creek alongside the path but it may not be navigable.
The canoe trail returns to Punyelroo along the same route.
A second loop downstream extends the trail to view the magnificent cliffs at Big Bend at Point C (GPS: 34.6463 S; 139.6233 E). This section adds a further 10-12km round trip.
Punyelroo Caravan Park has all facilities including picnic area and its own boat ramp
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Paddling Trails South Australia.
Paddling Trail South Australia has a range of Paddling Trails to suit different abilities.
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These are easy to access kayak and canoe trails through the Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula, Riverland, Murray River, and the Coorong.