captivating canyon

Leven Canyon is another favourite of ours to show off to visitors, an hours drive through some very picturesque countryside. An easy ten minute walk along a shady track

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brings you to Cruikshanks Lookout, rewarding you with spectacular views of the Loongana Range and beyond.

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275m below, the Leven River flows through the limestone cliffs on its way to Bass Strait.

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Black Bluff, at 1340m, is usually the first peak in the area to have a covering of snow in winter and the remnants linger well into spring.

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You can take the leisurely walk back to the car park or, for the more energetic, the circuitous Forest Stairs Track. 697 steps descend through magnificent rainforest.

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Looking back, Cruikshanks is barely visible against the sky,

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while looking down gives a closer view of the river

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and the rock formations created by the turbulent water.

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The track eventually leads back to the serene picnic grounds and car park.

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I think this message carved in stone sums up Leven Canyon perfectly.

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6 thoughts on “captivating canyon

  1. Making me feel depressed! Wish we were back on our holiday in Tasmania right now …….. beautiful scenery and cool weather (has been 38 degrees here everyday plus high humidity, I think I’m going troppo…………)

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