Little Waterhouse Lake

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Lake in central background near coast

Little Waterhouse Lake is a freshwater coastal lagoon in the Waterhouse Conservation Area of north-eastern Tasmania, Australia. In 1982 it was designated a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.


The 56 ha Ramsar site encompasses Little Waterhouse Lake, its adjacent floodplain to the south, with the marshland extending 400 m downstream of the lake. The 10 ha lake lies near Bass Strait behind coastal dunes and receives its water from local catchment runoff. It has high floral diversity, with over 40 species of aquatic and semi-aquatic plants. The site also supports the threatened Growling Grass Frog and Dwarf Galaxias.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Little Waterhouse Lake". The Annotated Ramsar List: Australia. Ramsar Convention. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Little Waterhouse Lake Ramsar Site Ecological Character Description" (PDF). Lloyd Environmental Project No: LE0907b. NRM North. 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2013-08-02. 

Coordinates: 40°52′30″S 147°36′40″E / 40.87500°S 147.61111°E / -40.87500; 147.61111