Boomi River

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Boomi River
Name origin: Aboriginal: piece of wood[1]
Country Australia
States New South Wales, Queensland
Regions IBRA: Darling Riverine Plains, Brigalow Belt South
Districts North West Slopes, South Downs
Municipalities Moree Plains, Balonne
Part of Murray–Darling basin
 - left Gnoura Gnoura Creek, Doondoona Creek
 - right Whalan Creek, Carwal Creek, Goodlayamma Creek
Source Barwon River
 - elevation 192 m (630 ft)
Mouth Macintyre River
 - location north–east of Boomi
 - elevation 152 m (499 ft)
Length 231 km (144 mi)

Boomi River, an anabranch of the Barwon River and part of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the north–western slopes region of New South Wales, flowing downstream into the South Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The river rises about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of Gundabloui, and flows generally north–east, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Macintyre River, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north–east of Boomi;[1] dropping 58 metres (190 ft) over its course of 347 kilometres (216 mi).[2]

The Boomi River flows past, but not through, the town of Mungindi.


  1. ^ a b "Boomi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Boomi River". Retrieved 14 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°11′S 148°49′E / 29.183°S 148.817°E / -29.183; 148.817