Barrington River (New South Wales)

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Barrington River
Perennial river[1]
Barrington River 1.jpg
Barrington River, downstream of Barrington Tops National Park.
Name origin: In honour of Lord Barrington[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast, Upper Hunter
Local government area Dungog, Gloucester
Part of Manning River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Cobark River, Moppy River
 - right Beean Beean Creek, Kerripit River, Mackays Creek
Town Gloucester
Landmark Barrington Volcano
Source Mt Royal Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location below Carey's Peak, Barrington Volcano
 - elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Gloucester River
 - location near Gloucester
 - elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Length 93 km (58 mi)
National park Barrington Tops
[2]

Barrington River, a perennial river of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Barrington River rises below Carey's Peak, within Barrington Volcano, on the eastern slopes of the Mt Royal Range, within the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally east, joined by five tributaries including the Kerripit, Cobark, and Moppy rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Gloucester River, near Gloucester. The river descends 1,370 metres (4,490 ft) over its 93 kilometres (58 mi) course.[2]

The river was named in honour of Lord Barrington.[1]

The river is popular with kayakers and canoers due to its sections of white water and attractive scenery,[3] and flows through the Barrington Tops National Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Barrington River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Barrington River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Barringtons". Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre. Archived from the original on 13 January 2007. 

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Coordinates: 31°58′S 151°44′E / 31.967°S 151.733°E / -31.967; 151.733