|Distance: 11 km.|
|Average Grade: 3 m/km.|
|Difficulty: Grade 2-3.|
|Paddling Time: 1-2 hours.|
From Geeveston take the Arve Road (C632) to the Rivereaux Road, then onto the West Picton Road.
Pull off at a clearing and 4 way intersection 250m before the Farmhouse Creek carpark where a gated logging track commences at Grid Ref AGD66 730136. Walk 700m to the end of the track then 600m along a cut foot track to the junction of Farmhouse Creek and the Picton River. Note Farmhouse Creek is choked with logs and no longer navigable.
There is no longer a BOM gauge in this area.
|Exit Point: Various eddies river left, upstream of the Top Bridge (now removed) on the Picton (Grid ref. DN 759 212).|
|Water Level: Gauge at Tahune Bridge. Above 1 m.|
|Tasmap: 1:100 000 Huon.|
|General Description: The river flows only when there has been continuous rain or snow. As a consequence the river is extremely cold. There are a number of good grade 2 rapids increasing in intensity towards the end. Above 2m at Tahune the rapids link up into continuous wave trains with a few significant stoppers near the bridge that can be easily avoided by an astute paddler. Beautiful rainforest.|