WA's Premier Whitewater Race is the only race where paddle and power craft come together! The Avon Descent is over for 2019, check back next year for details of the 2020 race!
The Avon Descent travels through some of Western Australia's most picturesque country and as you descend, you'll pass through the farming regions of historic Northam and Toodyay, forested national parks, steep gorges, the Swan Valley vineyard region and eventually, into the tidal waters of the upper Swan River. This is unique race is 124 kilometres long and promises that no two paddle strokes will be the same.
Competitors challenge the Avon and Swan Rivers in a variety of power dinghies and paddle craft including single, double and triple kayaks and single or double surf skis. Relay teams of 2 and 4 can also compete. Competitors are supported by family and friends as support crews and thousands of spectators line the banks to cheer them on.
Avon Descent Family Fun Days
During the annual Avon Descent weekend spectators get to enjoy all the action from the river bank during the Northam, Toodyay, Belmont, Bassendean and Bayswater family fun day events. Enjoy race commentary, free entertainment and much more.