Basalt River

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Basalt River
Mouth confluence with the Burdekin River
Basin countries Australia
Length 160 km
Basin area 2900 km²

The Basalt River in North Queensland, Australia rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and flows into the Burdekin River about 60 km north of Charters Towers. The river has a length of 160 km and a catchment size of 2,900 km².[1]

The river catchment is mostly used for livestock grazing.[2] The river contains a number of large, permanent, deep and clear waterholes.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Burdekin River". Bureau of Meteorology (Australia). Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Upper Burdekin Basin". NQ Dry Tropics. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 19°38′S 145°52′E / 19.633°S 145.867°E / -19.633; 145.867