Denison Canal & Bridge - TAS

  Tourist Attraction


DEG: -42.891789 147.804645
DMS: 42º 53' 30.44" S 147º 48' 16.71" E
UTM: 55 G 5250888mN 565700mE
Altitude: -0.76m


Address & Contact

184 Arthur Hwy
Dunalley TAS 7177
Phone: +61407 441 254
Email: N/A


This area is designed for visitors to stop and enjoy viewing the canal with toilets and picnic facilities, information signboards and shops offering coffee and bakery. Sufficient street parking for long trailers.The Denison Canal is the only canal in Australia built solely for the use of small craft. Originally dug by hand between 1901 and 1905 it joins Dunalley Bay and Blackman Bay, the bodies of water on each side of East Bay Neck through which it was dug. It now separates the Forester and Tasman Peninsulas from the Tasmanian main land via a bridge that swings clear to make way for boats to pass through.The canal is just over 2.5 km long. A total of 37,500 cubic metres of material was removed. The canal is popular with yachts returning from the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race as it saves the much longer and often much rougher route around Cape Raoul and Storm Bay. The swing bridge was built in 1965.
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Closest Weather Station

Maria Island at 22/07:00am EST
Distance from Denison Canal & Bridge 30.89km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Hobart Airport
Distance from Denison Canal & Bridge 25.37km W
Mean Max. °C22.522.320.718.115.212.912.513.515.317.319.020.7
Mean Min. °C12.
Mean Rain mm40.336.136.542.635.432.642.447.

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