Gara River

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Gara River
Gyra River, Ryanda Creek, Falconer Creek, Malpas Creek[1]
Perennial river[1]
Gara River.JPG
Blue Hole in the Gara River, near Armidale
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions New England Tablelands (IBRA), Northern Tablelands
Local government areas Guyra, Armidale Dumaresq
Part of Macleay River
 - left Cooney Creek
 - right Ryanda Creek, Commissioners Waters, Powers Creek
Source Ben Lomond Range,
Great Dividing Range
 - location near Llangothlin
 - elevation 1,280 m (4,199 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Macleay River
 - location Salisbury Waters within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale
 - elevation 388 m (1,273 ft)
Length 91 km (57 mi)
National park Oxley Wild Rivers NP
Reservoirs Guyra Dam, Malpas Reservoir

Gara River, a perennial river[1] that is a tributary of the Macleay River, is located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The river rises at the junction of the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and the Ben Lomond Range, near Llangothlin, and flows generally south and southeast, joined by four minor tributaries, until the river reaches a junction with Salisbury Waters within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and descends to its confluence with the Macleay River, below Blue Nobby Mountain, south east of Armidale. The river descends 892 metres (2,927 ft) over its 91 kilometres (57 mi) course and is impounded by Guyra Dam and Malpas Reservoir.[2]

In its lower reaches, the Gara River is transversed by the Waterfall Way.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Gara River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Gara River". Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°38′30″S 151°49′40″E / 30.64167°S 151.82778°E / -30.64167; 151.82778