Arthur River (Tasmania)
The mouth of the Arthur River
|Etymology||Sir George Arthur|
|⁃ location||south of Waratah|
|⁃ coordinates||41°29′43″S 145°25′30″E|
|⁃ elevation||479 m (1,572 ft)|
|town of Arthur River|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||172 km (107 mi)|
|⁃ left||Keith River, Lyons River (Tasmania), Rapid River (Tasmania), Julius River, Frankland River (Tasmania)|
|⁃ right||Waratah River, Wandle River (Tasmania), Hellyer River, Salmon River (Tasmania)|
|National park||Savage River National Park|
Location and features
The Arthur River rises on the slopes of the Magnet Range, south of Waratah and flows generally north and then west, around the northern perimeter of the Savage River National Park. The river is joined by 25 tributaries including the Waratah, Wandle, Hellyer, Keith, Lyons, Rapid, Julius, Salmon and Frankland rivers. The Arthur River reaches its mouth at the settlement of Arthur River where it empties into the Southern Ocean. The river descends 480 metres (1,570 ft) over its 172-kilometre (107 mi) course.
On the coast near the river mouth is a plaque titled The Edge of the World. North West Coast Tasmania, and a poem by tourism pioneer Brian Inder, who coined the term, referring to the coastline at Arthur River which is regularly lashed by the gales of the Roaring Forties.