Blythe River (Tasmania)

The Blythe River is a perennial river located in north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location of the Blythe River mouth in Tasmania
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Tor
  locationnear Rabbit Plain
  coordinates41°14′55″S 147°51′28″E
  elevation685 m (2,247 ft)
MouthEmu Bay, Bass Strait
41°04′41″S 145°58′50″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length61 km (38 mi)

Location and features

The river rises near Rabbit Plain on the slopes of Mount Tor and flows generally north into Emu Bay in Bass Strait, at Heybridge,[2] near Burnie. The river descends 685 metres (2,247 ft) over its 61-kilometre (38 mi) course.[1]

The local economy relies on mining[3][4] and recreational fishing.[5][6]

See also


  1. "Map of Blythe River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. "Blythe River Tasmania".
  3. Dickens, Greg. "The Companion to Tasmanian History".
  4. Blake, F. "Blythe River and Cuprona Iron Areas" (PDF). Mineral Deposits. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016.
  5. Paull, Daniel. "North West Trout". Tasmanian Fisheries.
  6. Clarke, Jarrod. "Blythe River". Sports Fish Tasmania.

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