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Mary River- Vic Olsen Bridge to Traveston Crossing Bridge

 

This canoe section is from the Vic Olsen Bridge on Tuchekoi Road, to the Traveston Crossing Bridge on Traveston Crossing Road. Access is from the Bruce Highway, south of Gympie. Turnoff on the Kenilworth-Skyring Creek Road, and then into Tuchekoi road, signposted as going to Imbil.

The exit point is fifteen and a half kilometres away on Traveston Crossing Road, from the Bruce Highway. Alternatively, drive north across the Vic Olsen bridge, and join the Mary Valley Road and drive eighteen kilometres to Traveston Crossing Road.

The launch point is on the western side of the Vic Olsen Bridge. Proceed to the northern side of the concrete bridge over the river, travel 150m north, and turn left into a dirt road back to above the river. Stop before the track swings left, and find the sandy path to the water. the old wooden bridge no longer exists.

From there it is twenty two kilometres to Traveston Crossing by river. At the finish, exit either side. The southern side offers an easy gravel track.

Important: The Mary River is a seasonal paddle. Check river height beforehand.

 
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looking upstream at Traveston Bridge   starting at Tuchekoi Bridge   looking downstream from Tuchekoi Road bridge   exit point below Traveston Bridge
Traveston Bridge
start, Tuchekoi
view from Bridge, start
view below exit, Traveston