Wingecarribee River ( Aboriginal Dharawal: Winge Karrabee ), a [1 ] perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury- Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.
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Wingecarribee River rises on the heights at
Robertson below Wingecarribee Reservoir, near the village of Glenquarry, and flows generally northwest, joined by two minor tributaries and through the Belanglo State Forest and Bangadilly National Park, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River north of the locality of Tugalong, northwest of Berrima. The river descends 393 metres (1,289 ft) over its 73 kilometres (45 mi) course. [2 ]
In its upper reaches, the Wingecarribee River forms the Wingecarribee Swamp, the only substantial
peat bog in New South Wales. Most of the swamp has been drained and the remaining section of the swamp is the habitat of a number of endangered species. [ The river runs through a valley on the plateau that is home to a popular camp, Biloela. ] citation needed [ ] citation needed
Old Hume Highway crosses the river at Bong Bong, between Mittagong and Moss Vale. West of Berrima, the river is crossed by the Hume Freeway.
Shoalhaven Scheme pumps water from the Shoalhaven River into the Wingecarribee Reservoir and this water supply augments the water supply for greater metropolitan Sydney. [ ] citation needed
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Coordinates: 34°23′S 150°07′E / 34.383°S 150.117°E