Leven Canyon Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.8km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Leven Canyon Carpark

  • End: Leven Canyon Carpark

  • Closest Town: Nietta

  • Location: Leven Canyon Regional Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 335km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.400349

  • Longitude: 146.030483


Leven Canyon is a 1.8km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Leven Canyon Regional Reserve Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.


It is rare in the world to find such a powerful place as the Leven Canyon, that is so easy to access. Enjoy spectacular sweeping views from Cruickshanks Lookout 275m above the Leven River. Alongside the track, discover ferns, brightly coloured fungi and native wildlife.


Leven Canyon is a 250 metre deep ravine that is part of a wildlife corridor from the coast to Cradle Mountain. The Leven River runs through 300-metre limestone cliffs carved through the Loongana Range, down to Bass Strait.

The canyon is a little-known tourist destination in Tasmania. However, the viewing platform offers spectacular views of Black Bluff, the canyon itself and the surrounding areas. The viewing platform is only a short walk from the car park and only regular shoes are required.


The North West Coast and King Island

Getting there

45 minute drive from Ulverstone (42km) or can be reached from Cradle Mountain, via Wilmot and the C132 route in 75 minutes.

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Picnic area with barbecues, tables, picnic shelter and toilets with disabled access.

Some steep terrain and 697 steps on the Forest Stairs track.

Supervise children , hazardous cliffs, tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable,

No firearms or bicycles.


Total distance: 1879 m
Max elevation: 548 m
Min elevation: 406 m
Total climbing: 191 m
Total descent: -191 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania