Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Leven Canyon

The Leven River has it's source in the Black Bluff Range over a thousand metres above sea level and flows out into Bass Strait at Ulverstone on the north coast - a journey of 102 km's. For part of that course it has cut it's way through the the surrounding rock to form an impressive canyon.

At the end of the Leven Canyon Road there is a picnic area and a walking track to a lookout. From here you can look down to the raging rapids 250m below. To the south-west you can also see Black Bluff (1339m) which as of last Saturday still had some large drifts of snow. I imagine it would have much more snow now given last nights snowfalls down to 600m.



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Leven Canyon


Leven Canyon

As you look down to the river you can only imagine what it must be like down there among the boulders, waterfalls, and rapids but of course not everyone is willing to leave it to their imagination. Have a look at this video I found on YouTube.




Video from GoBoatingAus

2 comments:

  1. G'day Mosura,
    Thank goodness we still have places like that on our planet. Don't think I'd explore it by kayak though. Those guys are crazy.
    Gouldiae

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  2. Great photos of spectacular scenery. Wow! What an adrenalin rush for those kayakers!

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