Serpentine River (Tasmania)

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Country Australia
State Tasmania
Regions South-west, Western
Part of Gordon-Franklin catchment
Landmark Gordon Splits
Source Wilmont Range
 - location Lake Pedder
 - elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
 - coordinates 42°56′S 146°7′E / 42.933°S 146.117°E / -42.933; 146.117
Mouth Gordon River
 - location Gordon Splits
 - elevation 122 m (400 ft)
 - coordinates 42°44′53″S 145°57′39″E / 42.74806°S 145.96083°E / -42.74806; 145.96083Coordinates: 42°44′53″S 145°57′39″E / 42.74806°S 145.96083°E / -42.74806; 145.96083
Length 26 km (16 mi)
Reservoir Lake Pedder
National park Southwest National Park
Serpentine River (Tasmania) is located in Tasmania
Serpentine River (Tasmania)
Location of the Serpentine River mouth in Tasmania

The Serpentine River is a major perennial river located in the south-west and western regions of Tasmania, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Serpentine River rises in what in now known as Lake Pedder below the Wilmont and Frankland ranges, and flows generally north by northwest, joined by one minor tributary. The river is impounded by the Serpentine Dam, one of three dams that create Lake Pedder, and then flows towards the Gordon Splits where it reaches its confluence with the Gordon River.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map of Serpentine River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ Flanagan, Richard (1985). A terrible beauty: history of the Gordon River country. Richmond, Vic.: Greenhouse. ISBN 0-86436-001-0.

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