Ringarooma River

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Country Australia
State Tasmania
Region North-east
 - left Maurice River
 - right Dorset River, Cascade River, Weld River (Tasmania), Wyniford River
Settlements Ringarooma, Branxholm
Landmark Lower Ringarooma River wetland
Source Mount Maurice
 - location Mount Maurice Forest Reserve
 - elevation 1,020 m (3,346 ft)
 - coordinates 41°18′27″S 147°35′13″E / 41.30750°S 147.58694°E / -41.30750; 147.58694
Mouth Tasman Sea
 - location Ringarooma Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 40°51′49″S 147°52′56″E / 40.86361°S 147.88222°E / -40.86361; 147.88222Coordinates: 40°51′49″S 147°52′56″E / 40.86361°S 147.88222°E / -40.86361; 147.88222
Length 124 km (77 mi)
Nature reserves Mount Maurice Forest Reserve, Boobyalla Conservation Area
Ringarooma River is located in Tasmania
Ringarooma River
Location of the Ringarooma River mouth in Tasmania
Wikimedia Commons: Huon River

The Ringarooma River is a perennial river located in the north-east region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Ringarooma River rises below Mount Maurice and flows generally east by north, joined by ten tributaries including the Maurice, Dorset, Cascade, Weld, and Wyniford rivers. In the lower reaches of the river, the topography comprises a floodplain and forms part of the Ramsar Lower Ringarooma River wetland.[2] The river reaches its mouth and empties into the Tasman Sea at the Ringarooma Bay. The river descends 1,020 metres (3,350 ft) over its 124-kilometre (77 mi) course.[1]

The Tasman Highway crosses the river on multiple occasions as part of its course.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Map of Ringarooma River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ "National Report: Australia" (PDF). Designated Wetlands of International Importance. Ramsar. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016.