Emu River (Tasmania)

The Emu River is a perennial river for most of its length, located in the north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.[2] It was named by Henry Hellyer, an early explorer who saw emu tracks in the vicinity.[1]

Emu River (Tasmania)
Location of the Emu River mouth in Tasmania
Physical characteristics
Sourcebelow Companion Hill
  locationnear Saint Valentines Peak
  coordinates41°21′26″S 145°43′34″E
  elevation548 m (1,798 ft)
MouthBass Strait
Wivenhoe / South Burnie midpoint
41°03′57″S 145°55′22″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length52.2 km (32.4 mi)

Location and features

The river rises below Companion Hill (853 m (2,799 ft))[note 1] near Saint Valentines Peak (1,107 m (3,632 ft)),[note 2] passes through Companion Reservoir,[note 3] and flows generally north into Bass Strait at Wivenhoe.[1] The river descends 548 metres (1,798 ft) over its 52.2-kilometre (32.4 mi) course.[3]

See also


  1. "Placenames Tasmania - Emu River". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 18 December 2018. Search, enter 1664E, Search, select row, show Details
  2. Google (18 December 2018). "Emu River, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. "Map of Emu River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.


  1. Placename Nomen # for Companion Hill = 1837Q
  2. Placename Nomen # for Saint Valentines Peak = 19378F
  3. Placename Nomen # for Companion Reservoir = 13887Q

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