Canoe Tas Inc

Central Tasmania

Little Pine River

Little Pine River

 

Distance: about 6 km or about 13 km.
Average Grade: 20 m/km.
Peak Grade: 60m/ km.
Difficulty: Grade 2-4.
Paddling Time: 2-3 hours.
Entry Point: Little Pine Lagoon. Either on the lake or below the 2 m weir.
Exit Point: A bridge down an ANM road or paddle into the Pine River and exit near Pine Tier Lagoon.?????
Water Level: Visual gauge at Little Pine Lagoon, 0.3m was not really enough.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Nive, Mersey.
Shuttle: 
General Description: The first trip on this river was done at about 300 cusecs flow. The trip could be done at higher flows but would be quite fast and very tight in places. The first six kilometers consist of tight grade 3 rapids with few opportunities to stop. About 1km after the start a low bridge is reached. At low flows this can easily be paddled under or walked on either bank. The lower section of the river (from the ANM bridge to Pine Tier Lagoon) contains the bigger rapids. About 2km after the bridge the river enters a small gorge with steep continuous grade 4 rapids for approx. 2km. At higher flows this section would be very fast and tight for the whole 2km. The last 2km. into the Pine river are relatively flat.