Lachlan River

Canoe Tas Inc

Lower Derwent

Lachlan River

Black Glen Run


Distance: 1.0 km.
Average Grade: 50 m/km.
Peak Grade: 50 m/km.
Difficulty: Grade 4.
Paddling Time: 1 hour.
Entry Point: From New Norfolk, follow Lachlan Road (C613), through Lachlan, until the White Timber Road turnoff is reached. Turn left over a bridge (Exit point) and follow Timbs rd for a km to a turning area (drive or carry boats the final 100 m up the road to the top of "The Slide").
Exit Point: The bridge (on the left) at the end of Lachlan Road (C613) at the White Timber Road turnoff.
Water Level: No gauge available, but if the "Slide" can be paddled, there's enough to scrape down. Usually flows after a "flood alert".
Tasmap: 1:100 000 Derwent.
General Description: The Lachlan is a small steep creek, starting in the Wellington Range, south of New Norfolk. The river is only paddleable after very heavy rain and normally only if a "flood alert" has been issued for South Eastern Tasmania. The river starts with 2 waterfalls, both long dolerite slides, next to the road, then continues as a continuous cascade to the bridge (watch out for logs!).

The Lachlan Slide