Canoe Tas Inc

Central Tasmania

Nive River

Gowan Brae to Pine Tier Road
Distance: 8 km.
Average Grade: 15 m/km.
Peak Grade: 20m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 2-3.
Paddling Time: 2 hours.
Entry Point: Gowan Brae Road Bridge (Grid ref. 518 465), on private property, permission required.
Exit Point: Bridge on Pine Tier Road above Pine Tier Lagoon. On the left bank above the bridge (Grid ref. 560 411).
Water Level: Minimum 300-400 cusecs.
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Nive.
General Description: This is very enjoyable, continuous white water at higher levels but at lower levels is mainly a "rock garden". There are no difficult rapids requiring inspection. Entry is just below a low level bridge. For the adventurous, shoot B.H.P. Falls above the bridge but beware of the steel girders in the current.