Aberfoyle River

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Aberfoyle River
Balblair Creek[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
Districts New England, Northern Tablelands
Municipality Guyra
Part of Clarence River catchment
 - left Kangaroo Hills Creek, Round Waterhole Creek
 - right Nowlands Backwater
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location Llangothlin, north of Guyra
 - elevation 1,340 m (4,396 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Guy Fawkes River
 - location below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park
 - elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Length 115 km (71 mi)
National park Guy Fawkes River National Park

Aberfoyle River, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the New England and Northern Tablelands districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Aberfoyle River rises on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, at Llangothlin, north of Guyra, and flows generally south southeast, east southeast, northeast, and east northeast, joined by three minor tributaries towards its confluence with the Guy Fawkes River, below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park. The river descends 971 metres (3,186 ft) over its 115 kilometres (71 mi) course.[2]

The Devils Chimney in the Aberfoyle River gorge was declared an Aboriginal Place on 8 August 1980. An Aboriginal Place is an area of special significance to Aboriginal culture and declaration provides recognition of the significance of the area and its heritage values which relate to traditions, observances, customs, beliefs or history of Aboriginal people.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Aberfoyle River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Aberfoyle River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Guy Fawkes River National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area: Plan of management" (PDF). NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. January 2009. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-74232-158-5. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 30°06′S 152°17′E / 30.100°S 152.283°E / -30.100; 152.283