Moroka River

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Moroka
River[1]
Moroka River.jpg
The upper reaches of the Moroka River, viewed from Moroka Road bridge
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps
Local government area Shire of Wellington
Part of Mitchell River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Playboy Creek
 - right Carey Creek, Little River (Moroka)
Landmark Moroka Gorge
Source Mount Wellington, Great Dividing Range
 - location below Picture Point
 - elevation 1,580 m (5,184 ft)
 - coordinates 37°29′36″S 149°49′15″E / 37.49333°S 149.82083°E / -37.49333; 149.82083
Mouth Wonnangatta River
 - location Alpine National Park
 - elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
 - coordinates 37°20′16″S 146°55′2″E / 37.33778°S 146.91722°E / -37.33778; 146.91722Coordinates: 37°20′16″S 146°55′2″E / 37.33778°S 146.91722°E / -37.33778; 146.91722
Length 48 km (30 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Waterfall First Falls
Location of the Moroka River mouth in Victoria
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The Moroka River is a perennial river of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Moroka River rises below Picture Point near Mount Wellington on the Great Dividing Range, north of Avon Wilderness Park. This river flows generally east, then northeast, then north, then in a highly meandering course generally northwest, then north and finally northeast, joined by three tributaries including the Little River (Moroka), before reaching its confluence with the Wonnangatta River in remote country within the Alpine National Park in the Shire of Wellington. The river descends 1,220 metres (4,000 ft) over its 48-kilometre (30 mi) course.[2]

The river flows through the Moroka Gorge, nestled below Mount Kent, Mount Dawson, Cromwell Knob, and Billy Goat Bluff.[3] A walking track commences at Horseyard Flat near Moroka Road and follows the river for approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) downstream to the First Falls, which can be viewed from a rock platform.[4] Beyond First Falls the route is unmarked and difficult.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moroka River: 21573". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Moroka River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Moroka Gorge, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Our Mountain Heritage - walks around Howitt, Snowy Range and Tali Karng" (PDF). Alpine National Park. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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