Paddle 12 kilometres west of Moruya up to the bridge on Araluen Road by launching from the Moruya town boat ramp on the east side of Moruya Bridge.
The river winds through farming land and forest. Above the Araluen Road the course may become shallow. A short side trip up Womban Creek at high tide is interesting.
Further up, the main river changes its name to the Deua River and winds through the Deua River Valley. Access to the upper reaches of the river is dependent on water level and there are many obstructions, so checking maps and conditions is recommended.