Canoe Tas Inc

South East

Esperance River

Bowling Road to Esperance River Road

 

 

Distance: 5.0 km.
Average Grade: 12 m/km
Peak Grade: 15 m/km
Difficulty: Grade 3.
Paddling Time: 1-2 hours.
Entry Point: The bridge on Bowling Road (Grid ref. DN 905 076).
Exit Point: The first bridge on Esperance River Road (Grid ref. DN 928 058).

Water Level:   The river needs recent local rain to run. Check on the DPIPWE Water Information System Tas (WIST) website –  http://water.dpiw.tas.gov.au/wist/  Look for to  "Huon Catchment, Esperance at Dover Water Supply Intake." 

45 Cumecs is an ideal height for a fast continuous grade 2/3 trip.

There is a rock shelf just above the first bridge. If the water is just flowing over the rock shelf it is too low for the upper section. If there is plenty then the top section would be good.

Tasmap: 1:100 000 Huon.
Shuttle: 
General Description: The first 5 Km. are continuous grade 2 with two log jams. There are also numerous logs in rapids requiring precise negotiation.