Timbarra River (Victoria)
|Origin||Nunniong Plains (Great Dividing Range)
|Length||89.7 km (55.7 mi)|
The Timbarra River is a river in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It rises on the Nunniong Plains about 30 km east of Omeo in the Great Dividing Range and flows in a convoluted southerly direction to its confluence with the Tambo River about 10 km south-east of Tambo Crossing.
The Timbarra River flows predominantly through forested mountain areas and steep gorges, with a bed of gravel, boulders and mud and numerous pools. Along its route it passes through the small settlement of Timbarra, about 30 km north-west of Buchan.
The river forms part of the Tambo and Nicholson Basin, and is one of the major tributaries of the Tambo River. The major tributaries of the Timbarra River include Wilkinson Creek and the Back River.
Ecology and recreation
Although access to the river is difficult, it remains popular for fishing, especially for the introduced brown trout which spawn naturally in the river without the need for artificial stocking. Native fish found in the river include the vulnerable Australian grayling, the river blackfish, tupong, and eels.
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