Welcome to the Colo River

This website is dedicated to the Colo river.

The Colo River is a well kept secret mainly known by locals and regular visitors. The Colo River is special because it is a pristine and wild river on the border of Sydney, only 1.5 hours (65 klms) from the centre of Sydney. The name “Colo” is derived from the indigenous people’s word for Koala.

The Colo river was one of the first rivers explored after white settlement of Australia and has a long history that is of significance to the local indigenous people and the white settlers alike. 

It is the home of bass and platypus. It is a great venue for canoeing, bushwalking and swimming. The upper reaches of the Colo River seldom sees visitors other than the occasional hardy bushwalker.