Canoe Tas Inc


Huskisson River

Que River to Huskisson River Bridge
Distance: 23 km.
Average Grade: 4 m/km.
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 5-6 hours.
Entry Point: At the Que River. Take the Huskisson Road from the Murchison Highway at the Hatfield River (Grid ref. 882 017). Drive for about 21 km to the Hatfield River, then another 5 km to the Que River.
Exit Point: The Huskisson River Bridge on the Lower Pieman Road (Grid ref. 703 785).
Water Level: There is a gauge at the Huskisson River Bridge (exit point) on the Lower Pieman Road. Minimum of 1.0 m any lower and the river is too rocky.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Pieman, Sophia.
General Description: The river flows through some beautiful forest and small limestone cliffs. There are numerous campsites beside the river if an overnight trip is desired. Walkouts become difficult after the first 10 km as the river moves away from the forestry roads. The river is generally easy paddling but care should be taken to avoid a difficult walkout.