Broad River

Canoe Tas Inc

Lower Derwent Catchment

Broad River

Upper Broad



Distance: 5 km + 7 km Lower Broad.
Average Grade: 80 m/km.
Peak Grade: 100 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 4-5.
Paddling Time: 4 hours.
Entry Point: From the Dunrobin Road which leaves the Dawson Road shortly after it crosses Meadowbank Lake. Walk (gets very steep) from a point (Grid ref: DN 655 880) on the Dunrobin Road in a southerly direction to a point (Grid ref: DN 662 852) above the gorge. There is a forestry gate on Dunrobin road which is often locked.
Exit Point: The Dawson Road Bridge just before Cluny Lagoon (Grid ref: DN 719 930).
Water Level: Level with the top of the concrete ledge under the Dawson Rd Bridge.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Tyenna.
Shuttle: ~15 km
General Description: An extremely steep and continuous river featuring significant drops, highly technical paddling with consequences from mistakes.

 Full Broad
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