Frankland – Arthur

Canoe Tas Inc


Frankland-Arthur River

Frankland River Bridge to Temma
Distance: 19 Km. + 11 Km. on the Arthur.
Average Grade: 4m/Km. on the Frankland.
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 4-5 hours.
Entry Point: From the Frankland River Bridge on the unnamed road that leads off Sumac Road (Grid ref. CQ 218 384) (C218).
Exit Point: The Arthur River Bridge at Temma (Grid ref. CQ 038 528).
Water Level: No gauge is available, but heavy winter rain for 2-3 days would be necessary to raise the level sufficiently.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Nelson Bay.
General Description: The river is very narrow with a lot of small steep drops. The river may be grade 3 at a very high water level. The last 10 Km. on the Arthur are flat.