Serpentine River (Tasmania)

The Serpentine River is a major perennial river located in the south-west and western regions of Tasmania, Australia.

Location of the Serpentine River mouth in Tasmania
RegionSouth-west, Western
Physical characteristics
SourceWilmont Range
  locationLake Pedder
  coordinates42°56′S 146°7′E
  elevation313 m (1,027 ft)
MouthGordon River
Gordon Splits
42°44′53″S 145°57′39″E
122 m (400 ft)
Length26 km (16 mi)
Basin features
River systemGordon-Franklin catchment
ReservoirLake Pedder

Course and features

The Serpentine River rises in what in now known as Lake Pedder below the Wilmont and Frankland ranges, and flows generally north by northwest, joined by one minor tributary. The river is impounded by the Serpentine Dam, one of three dams that create Lake Pedder, and then flows towards the Gordon Splits where it reaches its confluence with the Gordon River.[2]

See also


  1. "Map of Serpentine River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. Flanagan, Richard (1985). A terrible beauty: history of the Gordon River country. Richmond, Vic.: Greenhouse. ISBN 0-86436-001-0.

Further reading

  • Gee, H.; Fenton, J., eds. (1978). The South West Book - A Tasmanian Wilderness. Melbourne: Australian Conservation Foundation. ISBN 0-85802-054-8.
  • Kerr, Garry; McDermott, Hary (2000). The Huon Pine Story (The History of Harvest and Use of a unique Timber. Portland, Victoria: Mainsail Books. ISBN 0-9577917-0-4.
  • Lines, William J. (2006). Patriots : defending Australia's natural heritage. St. Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press. ISBN 0-7022-3554-7.
  • Neilson, D. (1975). South West Tasmania - A land of the Wild. Adelaide: Rigby. ISBN 0-85179-874-8.

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