Nicholson River (Western Australia)

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Nicholson River
Mouth Ord River
Basin countries Australia
Length 139 kilometres (86 mi)
Source elevation 388 metres (1,273 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation 160 metres (525 ft)

The Nicholson River is a river in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The river rises just north of Koolerong Bore then flows south-west through Nicholson and through Marella Gorge then turning north and discharging into the Ord River[2] on the eastern edge of Purnululu National Park near Doughboy Hill.

There are eleven tributaries of the Nicholson including; Bamboo Creek, Bull Creek, Clean Skin Creek, Red Bank Creek, Tyson Creek and Wire Creek.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Nicholson River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Water and Rivers Commission - Ord River Historic flows". 2001. Retrieved 14 December 2008. 

Coordinates: 17°43′10″S 128°33′56″E / 17.71944°S 128.56556°E / -17.71944; 128.56556