Leven Canyon Lookout

45 min to 1 h

1.4 km
circuit

↑ 107 m
↓ -110 m

Easy track
Starting from the Leven Canyon Picnic Area at the end of Leven Canyon Road, Nietta, this walk takes you to two superb lookouts on a circuit via the Fern Walk and Leven Canyon tracks. It’s rare to find such a magnificently wild and powerful place that is so easily accessible. Two lookouts, Cruickshanks and Edge, can be accessed on this circuit track. Each lookout allows you to enjoy spectacular and expansive views of the canyon. Along the ferny track, you can see some smaller highlights, including colourful fungi and native wildlife. Facilities include informative panels detailing the significance of the canyon, and a picnic area with barbecues, tables and toilets. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-41.4004899,146.0304109)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, 1, Ulverstone.
  • Turn on to then drive for 410 m
  • Turn left onto Gawler Road, B17 and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left onto Top Gawler Road, C123 and drive for another 8.6 km
  • Turn right onto Castra Road, B15 and drive for another 19.7 km
  • Turn right onto Loongana Road, C128 and drive for another 8.2 km
  • Turn right onto Leven Canyon Road, C128 and drive for another 640 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the end of Leven Canyon Road, head towards the gravel path that has signs on both sides of it. Pass by a picnic table to your right as you start heading along the said gravel path. Keep left as you pass by the little orange signpost (to your left) to continue along the Leven Canyon Lookout Track (counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 20 m turn left, to head along Cruickshanks Lookout Track.
Then head up the very steep (10% ~ 5.7°) surface|gravel incline (about 550 m long)
Then pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
Then come to the "Leven Canyon Reserve" (65 m on your right).
This is a free campsite.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Cruickshanks Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Cruickshanks Lookout Track & Leven Canyon Track) turn sharp left, to head along Leven Canyon Track (a steps).
Then head up the 693 steps (about 275 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Edge Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
At the intersection of Fern Walk & Leven Canyon Track turn left, to head along Fern Walk (a walking track).
Then head down the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) surface|gravel incline
After another 510 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Edge Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Leven Canyon Track & Fern Walk Start heading along Fern Walk (a walking track).
Then head up the very steep (15% ~ 8.5°) surface|gravel incline
After another 220 m come to "Edge Lookout".
Continue another 0 m to find Edge Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 220 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Cruickshanks Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 30 m to find Cruickshanks Lookout at the end.
"Cruickshanks Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Leven Canyon Lookout


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.4 km
Time 45 min to 1 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 145 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 145 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
145 m[toilet]
Camp site
145 mLeven Canyon Reserve
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