The Hazards

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The Hazards
The Hazards From Hazards Beach.jpg
The Hazards from the southern section of Hazard Beach.
Highest point
Coordinates 42°09′S 148°18′E / 42.150°S 148.300°E / -42.150; 148.300Coordinates: 42°09′S 148°18′E / 42.150°S 148.300°E / -42.150; 148.300[1]
Geography
The Hazards is located in Tasmania
The Hazards
The Hazards
Location in Tasmania
Location East Coast Tasmania
Geology
Mountain type Granite

The Hazards are a mountain range located in the Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. The range is positioned between Coles Bay and Wineglass Bay and are said to be named after local whaler, African-American Captain Richard Hazard.[2]

Features and location[edit]

The Hazards are made of granite. Orthoclase, a pink feldspar, gives the mountains their pink tint.[2][3] The four mountains in the group from west to east are Mayson, Amos, Dove and Parsons.[4] The track to Wineglass Bay and lookout runs over the saddle between Mounts Mayson and Amos.

There is also a resort in Coles Bay utilising the name of the geographical feature,[5] and travel information also includes local information about locations from where the hazards can be viewed [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hazards (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b TASMAP - Freycinet National Park. Department of Primary Industries and Water. 
  3. ^ State Library of Tasmania; Tasmania. Archives Office (1800), Distant view of the Hazards, East Coast, 1 photographic print, retrieved 17 June 2015 
  4. ^ Map of Freycinet National Park, Parks and Wildlife Service of Tasmania, undated
  5. ^ "Six practices have been shortlisted for The Hazards at Freycinet, a resort at Coles Bay.(Tasmania)(Brief Article)". Architecture Australia. Architecture Media. 92 (4): 14(1). 1 July 2003. ISSN 0003-8725. 
  6. ^ "Hazards loom large". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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