Lea River

The River Lea is a steep continuous river located in the north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.

River Lea
Dan Hall and Rob Parker boofing First Drop, on their way to winning the 10th anniversary race on the Lea River.
Location of the River Lea mouth in Tasmania
EtymologyRiver Lea
RegionNorth-western Tasmania
Physical characteristics
  locationLake Lea
  coordinates41°30′56″S 145°56′09″E
  elevation818 m (2,684 ft)
MouthLake Gairdner
41°28′17″S 146°03′55″E
472 m (1,549 ft)

The river has an average gradient of 27 metres per kilometre (140 ft/mi) and a peak grade of 45 metres per kilometre (240 ft/mi)[1] that flows from Lake Lea to Lake Gairdner.

The river flows during the Tasmanian winter and spring, with flow reducing over the dryer summer months.

Located in a remote wilderness area, the Lea River is the site of the annual Lea Extreme Race.

Named places on the Lea River

First Drop41°28′25″S 146°02′56″E
Dog Leg
Screaming Plastic Surgeons
Proctologists' Twist

See also


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