Black River (Tasmania)

The Black River is a perennial river for most of its length, located in the north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.[2]

Black River (Tasmania)
Location of the Black River mouth in Tasmania
Physical characteristics
Sourcebelow Mount Dipwood
  locationin the Dip Range
  coordinates41°02′17″S 145°27′24″E
  elevation332 m (1,089 ft)
MouthBass Strait
Wiltshire / Black River midpoint
40°50′16″S 145°18′49″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length55.8 km (34.7 mi)

Location and features

The river rises below Mount Dipwood (over 530 m (1,740 ft))[note 1] in the Dip Range (over 620 m (2,030 ft)),[note 2] and flows generally north into Bass Strait between the localities of Wiltshire and Black River.[1] The river descends 332 metres (1,089 ft) over its 55.8-kilometre (34.7 mi) course.[3]

See also


  1. "Placenames Tasmania - Black River". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 18 December 2018. Search, enter 1603Y, Search, select row, show Details
  2. Google (18 December 2018). "Black River, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. "Map of Black River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.


  1. Placename Nomen # for Mount Dipwood = 2129S
  2. Placename Nomen # for Dip Range = 2126L

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