2024 Avon Descent - Northam

Saturday 10th August 2024

The two-day 124km adventure challenge from Northam to Bayswater, Western Australia.

Powerboat, Kayak, Ski or SUP as a Single, Double or Relay Team.

The two-day course starts with a 52-kilometer stretch beginning in the town of Northam, 100km east of Perth. The course proceeds downriver through the town of Toodyay into the upper reaches of the Darling Range escarpment. The overnight stop is at Cobbler Pool, 20km west of Toodyay.

Day 2 is 72km long and sees participants tackle the valley containing the major whitewater obstacles and challenges of the event including Supershoot, Emu Falls, Championship Rapids and Bells Rapids. The rush of the valley leaves participants with the marathon 30km, flat water stretch to Bayswater. While the victorious burst their way over the Finish Line the achievers are happy just to finish. 

The Avon Descent was first held during 1973 with just 49 competitors, no rules, no officials, no checkpoints and very few spectators. In the years since, more than 35,000 people have participated in the Avon Descent.

Event Details

Time: TBC

Location: Avon River Northam

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Organisation: Avon Descent

Position: Event Co-ordinator

Email: eo@avondescent.com.au

Website: https://www.avondescent.com.au/

Event Date(s)

  • Saturday 10th August 2024

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