Cumberland River (Victoria)
|Name origin: Duke of Cumberland; or the schooner Cumberland|
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways|
|Local government area||Colac Otway Shire|
|Part of||Corangamite catchment|
|- left||Gavey Creek|
|Landmarks||Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Walk|
|- location||below Mount Defiance|
|- elevation||183 m (600 ft)|
|- location||south of|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||8 km (5 mi)|
|National park||Great Otway National Park|
Location and features
The Cumberland River rises below Mount Defiance in the Otway Ranges in southwest Victoria and flows generally east towards the locality of The Brothers where the river reaches its mouth and empties into Bass Strait, northeast of Cape Otway and to the south of . From its highest point, the river descends 183 metres (600 ft) over its 8-kilometre (5.0 mi) course.
The river was probably named by surveyor George Smythe in 1846, either for the Duke of Cumberland or for the schooner Cumberland in which Charles Grimes explored Port Phillip and King Island in 1802 - 03.
- "Cumberland River: 3333". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- Blake, Les (1977), Place names of Victoria, Adelaide: Rigby, p. 294, ISBN 0-7270-0250-3
- Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
- "Map of Cumberland River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "Great Otway National Park". Parks Victoria. Government of Victoria. 2014.
- "Corangamite Catchment Management Authority". Government of Victoria. 2014.
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