Farmhouse Creek to Top Bridge (Picton)

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River Level: 1.25 @ Farmhouse Creek

Number of Participants: 6 (1 raft, 3 kayaks)

Trip Report: Having arranged collection of the key to the gates on the way to the put in with Parks and Wildlife, Huonville, a smaller than expected group set off to run this picturesque section of river. From the end of the road, there is a gnarly walk, which we took the deflated (rolled up like a sausage, with paddles up the centre) raft and kayaks through. I reckon 1/2 hour should be allowed for this process to safely happen. I had been informed that the level was rather low, which it was, but we all got through without having to get out of our raft/kayaks, despite it being scratchy at times. We spent 2 hours on the water, taking out at the club’s usual put in, Top Bridge, where we had a car waiting on the opposite side of the bridge to where we usually park. This section is 11km, according to Paddle Tas, and is similar to the section to Riveaux, although at slightly higher levels, there are more fun features to enjoy.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day and feel that a run through to Riveaux (even Tahune, if it’s fast-flowing and the group is super efficient) would be a great day’s rafting.

Award Nominations: No stand outs, just a fun day for all! :D

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