Little Swanport River

The Little Swanport River is a perennial river located on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia.

Little Swanport
Location of the Little Swanport River mouth in Tasmania
RegionEast Coast
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Burrows (Tasmania)
  locationbelow Inglewood Hill
  coordinates42°19′46″S 147°29′54″E
  elevation522 m (1,713 ft)
MouthTasman Sea
Little Swanport
42°20′28″S 147°56′54″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length62 km (39 mi)

Course and features

The Little Swanport River forms a key part of the within Little Swanport water catchment. It is here that the Little Swanport River meets the sea and land use is more diverse with large coastal grazing properties, residential/holiday settlements, tourist accommodation, and olive and oyster farming enterprises. The mouth of the Little Swanport River (estuary) is a popular spot for recreational fishing and other seaside holiday activities. It supports several successful oyster farming enterprises.[2]

The river forms the most northern border of the Pembroke Land District.[3][4][5]

In the colonial period of the early 1800s the Lisdillon salt works [6][7] used the Little Swanport River.[8]

See also


  1. "Map of Little Swanport River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. "Little Swanport Catchment Plan (2010-2015)" (PDF). Little Swanport Catchment Plan Implementation Committee. Little Swanport, Tasmania: Glamorgan Spring Bay Council. 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. Tasmania. Dept. of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. Water Assessment and Planning Branch; Little Swanport Catchment Management Consultative Group (Tas.) (1998), Water management planning for the Little Swanport River Catchment, Dept. of Primary Industries and Water, retrieved 3 April 2015
  4. Glamorgan Spring Bay (Tas.). Council; Little Swanport Catchment Plan Implementation Committee (Tas.); Southern Midlands (Tas.). Council (2009), Little Swanport Catchment Plan, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, retrieved 3 April 2015
  5. Little Swanport Catchment Committee (Tas.) (2001), Little Swanport Catchment Management Plan : a friendly, economically and environmentally sustainable catchment, Glamorgan Spring Bay Council]?, retrieved 3 April 2015
  6. Rogers, Brian; University of Wollongong. Science and Technology Analysis Research Programme (1991), James Radcliff's Lisdillon salt works, Tasmania : a preliminary interpretation, University of Wollongong, ISBN 978-0-86418-155-8
  7. Tasmania. Parks and Wildlife Service; Tasmania. Department of Environment and Land Management (1990), The Lisdillon salt works : a history & site guide, Dept of Environment and Land Management, retrieved 6 April 2015

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