Canoe Tas Inc


Meander River

Meander to Deloraine
Distance: 18 km.
Average Grade: 3 m/km
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2.
Paddling Time: 3 hours.
Entry Point: The Meander Road Bridge at Meander (C167) (Grid ref. 665 832).
Exit Point: The picnic ground just after the Bass Highway Bridge (Grid ref. DQ 714 030).
Water Level: 0.75 m. to lm. is ideal.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Meander.
General Description: This section is a very good novice trip. There are small grade 2 rapids to Barrett's Bridge on the Long Ridge Road (Grid ref. 694 972). After Barrett's Bridge the river is mainly flat with a lot of small log jams. Do not paddle the Deloraine weir. Note: The sections between Deloraine and Birralee are not recommended as the river flows through heavily treed areas and the channels are difficult to follow. At high water levels the final 3 km above Egmont Bridge is grade 5.