Wallamba River

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Wallamba River
Raikes River, Browns Creek, Wollamba River, Wollomba River, Wollumba River[1]
Watercourse
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast
District Mid North Coast
Local government areas Greater Taree, Great Lakes
Part of Great Lakes[2]
Tributaries
 - left Firefly Creek, Bungwahl Creek, Candoormakh Creek
 - right Kundle Creek, Waterloo Creek (New South Wales)
Town Nabiac
Source Kyle Range
 - location near Gangat
 - elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Coolongolook River at Wallis Lake
 - location near Tuncurry
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 72 km (45 mi)
[3]

Wallamba River, a watercourse of the Great Lakes[2] system, is located in the Mid North Coast district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Wallamba River rises on the northern slopes of Kyle Range, near the locality of Gangat. The river flows generally east and then south, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Coolongolook River at Wallis Lake; descending 271 metres (889 ft) over its 72 kilometres (45 mi) course.[3]

The river is transversed by the Pacific Highway south of Nabiac.

At one stage, a riverboat milk pick up service operated for the dairy farmers who farmed along the banks of the river. This service was discontinued in the mid 1970s due to economic reasons. Road milk tankers were then used to pick up from the farms.[citation needed]

Water skiing and fishing is popular along the Wallamba.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wallamba River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Great Lakes Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Wallamba River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°09′S 152°29′E / 32.150°S 152.483°E / -32.150; 152.483