Weld river

Grade: 2–3
Distance: 7.7 km
Time: 1.5–2 hours
Get in: Weld Bridge
Get out: Arve Bridge / Southwood Road
Water level: Lowest I’ve seen run is 0.67 on Tahune gauge

The Weld River is a beautiful wilderness paddle in Southwest Tasmania. Even at high water levels it is very beginner friendly and ideal for introducing people to whitewater. The lower section makes for a short day trip and if multi-day epics are more your thing it is possible to walk in to the upper Weld for an expedition through some incredibly remote and rarely visited rainforest. As a bonus it’s only 1 hour 20 away from hobart!

Contributed by James Barnes (see also James's trip report)

Trip reports

A fresh quick Weld – 8 August 2021.

Luke’s Mystery Trip – 13 June 2021.

Mid week Weld Trip – 7 September 2019. As usual, the Weld was over way too soon and as we hit the Huon it was time for some swimming.

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