Clarence / Glen Alton Bridge to SH1

Info

Class: 
II-III
Portage?: 
No
Gauge: 
Gradient: 
0.0m/km
Length: 
9.0km
Time: 
Put in: 
Glen Alton bridge
Take out: 
SH1 bridge
Shuttle: 
9.5km
Maps: 
Character: 
Continuous, bouncy waves
Hot tip: 

Extreme care has to be taken approaching the SH1 bridge as there are hard-to-see concrete flood protection ‘sputniks’ and wire rope debris in the flow (pin hazard) on river left.

Dangerous 'sputnik' flood protection works on left of Clarence River above SH1 bridge. Photo: Jonathan Hunt

To get to the put-in: on the north side of the SH1 bridge over the Clarence turn onto Clarence Valley Road, and follow this unsealed road past Silver Springs Road round the base of Jacob hill to the Glen Alton bridge over the Clarence River.

History: 
Credits: 
Doug Rankin, Jonathan Hunt
NZ Whitewater 4th Edition 2006: 
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