Kangaroo Creek, a tributary of the Hacking River, flows through spectacular largely undisturbed open forest and sandstone country to the west. It is also a major stream within the National Park with its catchment almost wholly contained within the Royal National Park.
As you glide down the river and creek, you cannot help but admire the beautiful scenery and natural wonderland surrounding the river and creek; you glide through lush rainforest, bushland, towering sandstone cliffs and slopes with terraces which display an array of eco-systems, including rainforest, heathlands, eucalypt forest and wetlands. You can also spot out cleared areas of flats where picnic facilities are on offer, tempting you to pull up your water vessel and enjoy a picnic under the trees, before gliding your way back down the river and creek.
There is a diversity of vegetation which provides a range of habitats for many native vertebrates and invertebrates, that can be spotted whilst paddling away. There are many rare and threatened species including 43 species of mammals, 241 different bird species, 30 species of amphibians and 40 species of reptiles; some species include possums, sugar gliders, bats, wallabies, koalas, turtles, lizards, sulphur-crested cockatoos, crimson rosellas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, kookaburras, and rainbow lorikeets.
Birdwatchers will love spotting out birds at the Hacking River & Kangaroo Creek
Audley Boatshed is the gateway to experiencing both the Creek and River, with kayaks, aqua bikes, rowboats, and canoes for hire. If you want to experience the Hacking River and Kangaroo Creek from a different perspective, Audley Boatshed has mountain bikes to hire too.
Paddling upstream is absolutely rewarding with an array of wildlife and birdlife spotting opportunities as well as experiencing tranquillity and nature's beauty. Be sure to add this adventure on your itinerary for the perfect weekend day out!