Yesterday I went for a drive to a place called Leven Canyon for a look around.
Leven Canyon is about 41km south west of a town called Ulverstone, which is on Tasmania’s North West Coast.
Thanks Google Maps for doing all the hard work for us. Leven Canyon is a wonderfully accessible spot that’s only 45 minutes from a large-ish population centre.
Follow the signs from Ulverstone, and you can’t get lost.
It has been quite cold here in Tasmania, and there was snow.
The Leven River flows through the canyon, and there is a walk that can be done on the canyon floor.
For my visit, I wandered between the two lookouts. I walked to the Edge Lookout and then up to Cruickshanks Lookout.
The pictures tell a better story.
There are barriers at both lookouts, so hopefully you won’t be able to fall off.
I admit, I’m not a U2 fan, but I was a little disappointed that their guitar player wasn’t at the first lookout.
Wont be here. Well, may be – but he’ll be visiting the canyon, just like you.
The Edge Lookout is about halfway up the canyon, and the views are just amazing.
Wandering up to Cruickshanks Lookout, you can go via the Forest Stairs. There are a bajillion of them…
I personally think that drinking water can be quite beneficial. Do you think, perhaps, they mean don’t drink this particular water…?
The seats are quite cool, as they provide directions as to where you’ve come from, and how far you have to go.
Here, this seat taunts you, advising there are still half a bajillion stairs to go.
Similarly, Harry Potter fans may be disappointed that the lookout is not named after the cat…
Cruickshanks the cat
The views are quite awe-inspiring. Cruickshanks Lookout is about 275m above the canyon floor.
If you wish to avoid the stairs, simply walk back and forth from the car park to the lookouts. The circuit I did took about 42 minutes, but that included taking pictures.
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