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-hectare (140-acre) Ramsar site encompasses Little Waterhouse Lake, its adjacent floodplain to the south, with the marshland extending 400 metres (1,300 ft) downstream of the lake. The 10-hectare (25-acre) 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