With only a short history, the popularity of Whitton Malthouse, among locals and travellers is amazing.
The normally quiet, peaceful, although fast flowing Murrumbidgee River, flanked by tall river red gum trees is taken over on a bright sunny Sunday by crafts of all shapes, sizes and made of whatever materials are at hand and when families and mates get together and depending on the objective, paddle as hard and as fast as they can, or simply left the craft float downstream, simply guiding its direction.
It is so peaceful and quiet, you can hear the splash of the oars as they hit the water as we gently canoe Margaret River. we endeavour to follow without zig-zagging from one side of the river to the other, each of us learning very quickly how to paddle a canoe.
we were priviledged to view the mother swan sitting on her nest.
I could only watch in astonishment, the skills it took to ride this man made simulator. The pressure wave sends 30,000 gallons of water up a gentle 40 foot long slope.
a haven of rainforest and moss and lichen covered rocks, trickling streams and a small waterfall cascading over a small ledge into a cool, welcoming pool created by the running water over thousands of years.