Allyn River

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Allyn River cataract.jpg
Allyn River, surrounded by sub tropical rainforest
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Hunter
LGA Dungong
Part of Hunter River catchment
 - left Chads Creek, Stony Creek (Dungog, New South Wales), Lewinsbrook Creek, McIntyre Creek, Mirari Creek
 - right Masseys Creek, Bucks Creek
Town East Gresford
Source Allyn Range, Barrington Tops
 - location near Careys Peak
 - elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
 - coordinates 32°21′42.9″S 151°31′55.668″E / 32.361917°S 151.53213000°E / -32.361917; 151.53213000
Mouth Paterson River
 - location Vacy
 - elevation 15 m (49 ft)
 - coordinates 32°3′43.26″S 151°24′57″E / 32.0620167°S 151.41583°E / -32.0620167; 151.41583Coordinates: 32°3′43.26″S 151°24′57″E / 32.0620167°S 151.41583°E / -32.0620167; 151.41583
Length 82 km (51 mi)
Allyn River is located in New South Wales
Allyn River
Location of the Allyn River mouth in New South Wales
Wikimedia Commons: Allyn River

Allyn River, a perennial stream[2] of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.


Allyn River rises on Allyn Range, on the slopes of the Gondwana Rainforests Barrington Tops, west of Careys Peak, and flows generally southeast, joined by seven minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Paterson River near Vacy; descending 640 metres (2,100 ft) over its 82-kilometre (51 mi) course.[1]

The course of the river flows through World Heritage listed high altitude rainforest, noted for its Antarctic Beech; and then through lower altitude subtropical rainforest, including trees such as Red Cedar and Small leaf fig.[3] Some of the River Oak growing beside the stream are over 50 metres (160 ft) in height. Logging has been practiced in the area since the 1820s.[3]


The Allyn River valley is the traditional territory of the Gringai clan of the Wonnarua people,[4][5] a group of indigenous people of Australia.

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Allyn River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Allyn River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Allyn River Visitor's Guide. State Forests of New South Wales. Government of New South Wales. February 2000. 
  4. ^ "Caergwrle, Allynbrook". Discover people and places. State Library of New South Wales. 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Strategic Plan 2009–2019" (PDF). Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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