Meehan Range

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Meehan Range
Meehan Range is located in Tasmania
Meehan Range
Meehan Range
Coordinates 42°53′S 147°23′E / 42.883°S 147.383°E / -42.883; 147.383Coordinates: 42°53′S 147°23′E / 42.883°S 147.383°E / -42.883; 147.383
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service

The Meehan Range is a prominent geographical feature of steep hills running parallel to the River Derwent on Hobart's eastern shore. It is located in the City of Clarence, Tasmania. It is a protected area,[1] and is often enjoyed for recreational activities[2] including an expanding network of mountain bike trails.[3]


As the skyline of the Meehan Range is protected from development, it is covered in native bushland, which makes it prone to bushfire during Australia's hot summers. Much of the range was devastated in the Hobart fires of 1967.

The range forms part of the South-east Tasmania Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance in the conservation of a range of woodland birds, especially the endangered swift parrot and forty-spotted pardalote.[4]

Old Beach and the Meehan Range, including Mount Direction (rightmost peak) and Gunners Quoin (cliff)


  1. ^ "Environment and conservation". Clarence City Council. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009. 
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  4. ^ "IBA: South-east Tasmania". Birdata. Birds Australia. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-13.