||Confluence of Nogoa and Comet Rivers
||Confluence with the Fitzroy River
||275 km (170 mi)
||12,992 km2 (5,016 sq mi)
The Mackenzie River is a seasonal tributary of the Fitzroy River in Queensland, Australia. It is created by the intersection of the Comet and Nogoa rivers flowing from the Expedition Range in Central Queensland.
It was discovered in 1844 by Ludwig Leichhardt, a German explorer who explored many parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The main tributaries of the Mackenzie River are the Isaac River, Connors River and Funnel Creek. Bingegang Weir near Middlemount contains barramundi, southern saratoga and golden perch. The Bedford Weir and Tartrus Weir are also stocked with barramundi. Bedford Weir is popular with water-skiers and camping is permitted here.
Coordinates: 23°04′04.6″S 148°40′43.3″E / 23.067944°S 148.678694°E