Lea River

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Lea Extreme Kayak Race.jpg
Dan Hall and Rob Parker boofing First Drop, on their way to winning the 10th anniversary race on the Lea River.
Country Australia
State Tasmania
Region North-western Tasmania
 - location Lake Lea
 - elevation 818 m (2,684 ft)
 - coordinates 41°30′56″S 145°56′09″E / 41.51556°S 145.93583°E / -41.51556; 145.93583
Mouth Lake Gairdner
 - elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)
 - coordinates 41°28′17″S 146°03′55″E / 41.47139°S 146.06528°E / -41.47139; 146.06528Coordinates: 41°28′17″S 146°03′55″E / 41.47139°S 146.06528°E / -41.47139; 146.06528
Location of the Lea River mouth
in Tasmania

The Lea River is a steep continuous river located in the north-western region of Tasmania, Australia.

The river has an average gradient of 27 metres per kilometre (140 ft/mi) and a peak grade of 45 metres per kilometre (240 ft/mi)[1] that flows from Lake Lea to Lake Gairdner.

The river flows during the Tasmanian winter and spring, with flow reducing over the dryer summer months.

Located in a remote wilderness area, the Lea River is the site of the annual Lea Extreme Race.

Named places on the Lea River[edit]

First Drop 41°28′25″S 146°02′56″E / 41.47361°S 146.04889°E / -41.47361; 146.04889 (First Drop)
Dog Leg
Screaming Plastic Surgeons
Proctologists' Twist

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