Russell River is a short river that passes east of the town of Babinda in Far North Queensland, Australia.
The river branches and their headwaters rise in the region of the two highest mountains in Queensland, the highest
Mount Bartle Frere, and Mount Bellenden Ker. They are parts of the Bellenden Ker or Wooroonooran Range, in the Wooroonooran National Park. [1 ]
Parts of the lower reaches are protected within the
Russell River National Park.
It flows north eastwards to the
Coral Sea, after being joined by the Mulgrave River in an estuary. Water from the river is used to grow sugar cane on the coastal plains surrounding the Russell River's lower reaches. [1 ]
Josephine Falls are located on Josephine Creek, a tributary of the Russell River. The river is a popular location for whitewater rafting.
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Coordinates: 17°20′35.41″S 145°57′35.59″E / 17.3431694°S 145.9598861°E