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Arthur-Hellyer

Arthur River

Farquhars Bridge to Arthur River Bridge

Distance: 128 km.
Average Grade: 
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2.
Paddling Time: 4 days.
Entry Point: Farquhars Bridge via Takone West (C236), (Grid ref. CQ 703 400).
Exit Point: Arthur River township at the river mouth.
Water Level: Several days of rain needed.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Arthur River; 1:100 000 Sandy Cape.
Shuttle: 150 km.
General Description: This river is suitable for relative novices with at least one experienced party member. It has a good deal of flat water and regular rapids up to grade 3. About 30 km after the Trowutta Bridge, the river enters a 10 km gorge with numerous small rapids. The Arthur River bridge at the coast follows a tiresome 14 km estuary. Campsites are plentiful and this trip could be included with Hellyer sections for a week long camping trip. The river can rise very quickly. Well equipped parties should have no trouble completing the trip without mishap. There are a number of exit points at the bridges if shorter trips are desired.

Arthur River
                                                  Arthur River

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