Canoe Tas Inc

North East

Ringarooma River

Derby to Moorina

updated: Aug 2010

Distance: 12 km.
Average Grade: 2 m/km.
Peak Grade: 
Difficulty: Grade 2.
Paddling Time: 2-3 hours.
Entry Point: The Derby picnic ground. This is also great spot to camp (free).
Exit Point: The Tasman Highway Bridge (A3) at Moorina (Grid ref. 728 466).
Water Level: Usually canoeable during winter.  Not sure what the minimum is but over 2m was OK .
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Forester.
Shuttle:  12 km

General Description: The first 3km are used for Annual River Derby and has a number of Grade 2 rapids. An enjoyable trip for intermediate paddlers. There is one Grade 3 towards the end, which can be avoided by paddling to the left side of the Island on a right hand bend. The river travels through some beautiful granite country including a couple of beautifully sculptured granite gorges.


Mutual Rd Bridge.