River and forest near Bendoc Orbost Road
|Regions||Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland|
|Local government area||Shire of East Gippsland|
|Part of||Snowy River catchment|
|Source||Bonang River North Branch|
|- location||Snowy River National Park|
|Source confluence||Bonang River South Branch|
|- location||below Mountain Little Bill|
|- elevation||767 m (2,516 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Deddick River|
|- location||south of the Black-Allan Line|
|- elevation||503 m (1,650 ft)|
|Length||30 km (19 mi)|
|National park||Snowy River NP|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the northern and southern branches of the river, the Bonang River rises below Mountain Little Bill in a remote alpine wilderness area within the Snowy River National Park, near The Gap Scenic Reserve. The river flows generally north leaving the national park, then northwest, and then west, joined by six minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Deddick River in the Victorian State Forestry country, below Mount Rosendale in the Shire of East Gippsland, south of the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales. The river descends 264 metres (866 ft) over its 30-kilometre (19 mi) course.
In its upper reaches, the river is traversed by Bonang Road north of the road's junction with McKillops Road.
- "Snowy River National Park: park notes" (PDF). Parks Victoria. November 2013.
- "Snowy River sub-catchment". East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
- "Snowy River - Catchment Map" (map). East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
- East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (2013). East Gippsland regional catchment strategy 2013 -2019 (PDF). Bairnsdale: East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. ISBN 978-0-9758164-6-2.