Paddle Week 2019

Paddle Week 2019 comprises a series of daily recreational water releases from Hydro Tasmania’s dams between 22nd April and 28th April, 2019. Instigated by Hydro Tasmania, Paddle Week is set to become an annual event with a variety of different rivers on offer each year.

Information on rivers / dates / times and flows is listed below. Further information on rivers can be found here: http://paddleabouttasmania.paddle.org.au/?page_id=15629.

Schedule

Date River Class Times
Tue 23 April Brady’s Lake Slalom Course 3 10am-2pm
Tue 23 April Forth River below Paloona (Tasmanian Canoe Club Slalom Course) 2 3pm-5:30pm
Wed 24 April Forth River below Paloona (Tasmanian Canoe Club Slalom Course). 2 9am-4pm
Thu 25 April Mersey River (below Lake Rowallan) 3 9am-4pm
Fri 26 April Fisher River (Fisher Power Station tailrace to Lake Parangana) 3 9am-4pm
Sat 27 April Mersey River (below Lake Rowallan) 3 9am-4pm
Sun 28 April Cataract Gorge Hydro Tasmania Cataract Gorge Extreme Race 4 8am-3pm

 

Camping Options

Convenient camping for Forth paddling is available at the Tasmanian Canoe Club slalom course 8km south from the township of Forth along the Wilmot road. Camping for Mersey and Fisher River days is available at the Arm River Outdoor Education Centre located approximately 850 metres up Maggs Road (take the first turn right after crossing the Arm River on the Mersey Forest Road). A modest fee applies to both camping spots.

 

Contact: tamar@paddle.org.au