Boyne River (Queensland)

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Boyne River is a river in Queensland, Australia. It flows between the twin towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. The river was named by John Oxley as it reminded him of the River Boyne in Ireland. A bridge was built to cross the river joining the two towns in 1980. The river is dammed by the Awoonga Dam which is the major water source for the Gladstone Region.

The Boyne River is considered by Queensland authorities to be the southern habitat extent of the saltwater crocodile, however they can occasionally be found as far south as the Mary River.[1]

Burnett River tributary[edit]

Boyne River is also the name of a tributary of the Burnett River. The river is dammed near the town of Proston to form Lake Boondooma before meeting the Burnett River upstream from Mundubbera.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CrocWatch". Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 24°00′09.06″S 151°20′23.73″E / 24.0025167°S 151.3399250°E / -24.0025167; 151.3399250