Back River (Cooma-Monaro)

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Back River
Perennial stream[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), Monaro, South Coast
Local government area Cooma-Monaro
Part of Tuross River
Source Kybeyan Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location Wadbilliga National Park
 - elevation 1,180 m (3,871 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Tuross River
 - location Two River Plain
 - elevation 977 m (3,205 ft)
Length 8 km (5 mi)
National park Wadbilliga NP

The Back River, a perennial stream[1] of the Tuross River catchment, is located in the Monaro and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Back River rises of the eastern slopes of the Kybeyan Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, on the western edge of Wadbilliga National Park, approximately 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) west southwest of Yowrie. The river flows generally north northwest, and south by west, before reaching its confluence with the Tuross River near Two River Plain.[1] The river descends 206 metres (676 ft) over its 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) course.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Back River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Back River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 36°20′S 149°32′E / 36.333°S 149.533°E / -36.333; 149.533