Andrew River
Anne River
Apsley River
Arm River
Arthur River
Arve River
Blythe River
Brady's Slalom Course
Broad - upper
Broad- lower
Cam River
Collingwood River - upper
Collingwood River - lower
Cracroft River
Crossing - Davey River
Deep Creek
Denison river
Derwent - Butlers Gorge
Derwent - Wayatina section
Derwent - Meadowbank to Gretna
Derwent - Gretna to Big Bend
Derwent - Big Bend to Railway Bridge
Derwent - Railway Bridge to Bryn Estyn
Don River
Donaldson River
Dove River - upper
Dove River - lower
Duncanson's Rivulet
Emu River
Esperance River - upper
Esperance River - lower
Fish River
Fisher River
Florentine River
Forth Falls Creek
Forth River - to Lemonthyme Power Station
Forth River - Paloona dam to Turners Beach
Frankland - Arthur River
Franklin River - Lake Dixon
Franklin River - to the Collingwood
Franklin River - Lyell Hwy to Butlers Island
George River
Gordon river - upper
Gordon Gorge
Guy Fawkes River
Hellyer - above Link rd
Hellyer - Link rd to the gorge
Hellyer - from the gorge
Hellyer - lower
Hobart Rivulet
Horton River
Horton - Frankland River
Huon - Scotts to Tahune
Huon - Tahune to Southwood
Huon - Southwood to Blackfish crk
Huon - Blackfish to Judbury
Huon - Judbury to Huonville
Huskinson river
Inglis River
Iris river
Jane River
Kermandie River
King River
Lachlan River
Lake River
Lea River
Leigh - Lindsay - Frankland
Leven Canyon
Leven River - Gunns Plains
Leven - Clarkes to Foggs
Little Henty River
Little Pine River
Lobster Falls run
Macquarie River - upper
Macquaire River - lower
Meander - Huntsmans
Meander- Falls Rd to Meander
Meander - to Deloraine
Meander - Exton to Egmont
Meander - Birralee Road
Mersey- above Lake Rowallan
Mersey - Wildwater Race Course
Mersey - Parangana to Echo
Mesey - Standard Hill run
Mersey - Alum Cliffs
Mersey- Rogers to Kimberley
Mersey- Kimberley to Latrobe
Nile - upper
Nile - lower
Nive - upper
Nive - middle
Nive - lower
North Esk - Blessington
North Esk  - Big Bend
North Esk - Corra Linn
North Esk  - St Leonards
Northwest Bay River - Mt Wellington
Northwest Bay - Pipeline weir
Northwest Bay - Betts Rd
Ouse River - upper
Ouse River - lower
Pencil Pine Falls run
Picton - top
Picton - middle
Picton - lower
Plenty River - upper
Plenty River - lower
Que River
Rapid River - upper
Rapid River - lower
Ringarooma River - Derby
Ringarooma - Herrick Gorge
Russell River
South Esk - Leong mine
South Esk - Avoca
South Esk - Llewellyn
South Esk - Clarendon
South Esk - Ellendale
South Esk - Longford
South Esk - Hadspen
South Esk - Cataract Gorge
St Patricks River
Styx River - upper
Styx River - lower
Travellers Rest River
Tyenna River - top
Tyenna River - middle
Tyenna River - lower
Weld River - upper
Weld River - lower
Whyte River
Wilmot - upper
Wilmot - middle
Wilmot - lower
Wilson River
Yolande River
Yolande - Henty River

Canoe Tas Inc

Mersey-Forth

Lea River

Lea to Lake Gardiner


classic

steep

waterfalls

wilderness

 

Distance: 2.3 km + 2.1 km on Lake Gardiner.
Average Grade: 27 m/km.
Peak Grade: 45 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 4.
Paddling Time: 2-4 hours.
Entry Point: Follow the Cradle Mountain Rd (C132) for 17 km south of Wilmot, turn right onto Moina Rd. Follow this until you cross the Iris River and come to a locked gate, park here. To the left of the gate is vehicle track leading uphill into a forestry coup with a barbed wire gate. Follow this track to the top of the hill, turn left onto a well formed road, following this for a couple of hundred meters to where a vehicle track enters the forest on the right. Park here then carry boats down this track to the river (Grid ref: DQ 203 074).
Exit Point: Paddle back to your car.
Water Level: Visual inspection. When running clear and high enough to paddle first 200 meters.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forth.
Shuttle: Walk 1.5 km or drive 1.1 km and walk 400 m.

General Description: Characterised by steep bouldery rapids and drops carved from solid rock. Suitable for short river running boats. This river looks quite placid at the put in, but don’t be deceived. Pretty quickly the river narrows and enters a steeped-sided gorge. The larger drops are carved out of solid rock and combined with the steep walls of the gorge and the tannin coloured water make for a spectacular run. The largest drops are "First Drop", a clean 2 m waterfall, "Screaming Plastic Surgeons" having a total drop of 8 m with the last drop being a 4 m waterfall and "Proctologist's Twist" being a slide followed by a 4m drop into a slot. As abruptly as it started it stops as you paddle around a corner into Lake Gairdner. Just follow the right hand bank back to your car. Difficulty increases markedly with higher water.

 

Beware of a number of dangerous logs stuck in the river as of January 2011. It is advisable to scout all rapids prior to paddling.


 
First Drop - Plastic Surgeons - Proctologists