DANNY DE HEK Entrepreneur Decision Maker Connector Podcaster EducatorThe beautiful Leven Canyon Regional Reserve can be found a few kilometres from the township of Nietta, inland from Ulverstone.

What makes the reserve and the view from the canyon lookout so special is that it is one of the most spectacular and panoramic views to be found in Tasmania, and one that is so easy to access – which so often is not the case.

The lookout can be reached by using just one arm of the circular track, however, many visitors, enthralled by the views and abundant flora and fauna encountered along the walk, generally do the complete 1.2km circuit.

The circuit starts at Fern Glade and makes its way to the Cruickshank Lookout some 275m above the Leven River.

The walk is rated at Level 3, suitable for people with some bush walking experience and a reasonable level of fitness. There is some steep terrain and 697 steps on the Forest Stairs Track leading to the lookout. The complete circuit, not taking into account picnic or rest time, will take approximately 45-minutes at a reasonably comfortable pace.

Walkers should have sturdy shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses and clothes to suit the weather.

Pets ARE ALLOWED in the reserve, however firearms and bicycles are prohibited.

Please note. Depending on the time of year there can be ice and snow on the track. Because of the steep cliffs at the lookout, children must be closely supervised at all times.


At the car park there is a dedicated picnic area, BBQ’s, tables, shelter and toilets with disable access.

Vehicle Access:

It is a 42km drive from Ulverstone to the car park on Leven Canyon Road. Alternatively, it can be reached from Cradle Mountain on the C132 via Wilmot.