River Leven (Tasmania)

The River Leven is a perennial river for most of its length, located in the north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.[2] It was named by the Van Diemen's Land Company after the River Leven in Scotland.[1][3]

River Leven (Tasmania)
Location of the River Leven mouth in Tasmania
Physical characteristics
SourceVale of Belvoir Conservation Area
  locationnear Cradle Mountain
  coordinates41°31′23″S 145°52′31″E
  elevation946 m (3,104 ft)
MouthBass Strait
Ulverstone / West Ulverstone midpoint
41°08′54″S 146°10′07″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length99.3 km (61.7 mi)

Location and features

The river rises in the Vale of Belvoir Conservation Area near Cradle Mountain, passes through Leven Canyon, and flows generally north into Bass Strait at Ulverstone. The river descends 946 metres (3,104 ft) over its 99.3-kilometre (61.7 mi) course.[4]

See also


  1. "Placenames Tasmania - River Leven". Placenames Tasmania. Retrieved 18 December 2018. Search, enter 340M, Search, select row, show Details
  2. Google (18 December 2018). "River Leven, Tasmania" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. There is more than one River Leven in Scotland. The best-known are River Leven, Dunbartonshire and River Leven, Fife.
  4. "Map of River Leven, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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