Boyne River (Wide Bay–Burnett)

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Boyne River cuts Mundubbera-Durong Road.jpg
The Boyne River in flood, 2010
Boyne River (Wide Bay–Burnett) is located in Queensland
Boyne River (Wide Bay–Burnett)
Location of Boyne River mouth in Queensland
EtymologyBoyne River (Wide Bay–Burnett)[1]
RegionWide Bay–Burnett
Physical characteristics
SourceStuart Range, Great Dividing Range
 ⁃ locationsouth of Boyneside
 ⁃ coordinates26°45′59″S 151°31′17″E / 26.76639°S 151.52139°E / -26.76639; 151.52139
 ⁃ elevation371 m (1,217 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Burnett River
 ⁃ location
at Boynewood
 ⁃ coordinates
25°37′52″S 151°13′34″E / 25.63111°S 151.22611°E / -25.63111; 151.22611Coordinates: 25°37′52″S 151°13′34″E / 25.63111°S 151.22611°E / -25.63111; 151.22611
 ⁃ elevation
116 m (381 ft)
Length230 km (140 mi)
Basin features
River systemBurnett River
 ⁃ rightStuart River
ReservoirLake Boondooma

The Boyne River is a river located in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Boyne River rises in the Stuart Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, south of Boyneside near Haly Mountain which is at the northwest extent of the Bunya Mountains and within the Bunya Mountains National Park. The river flows generally north joined by twenty tributaries, crossed by the Bunya Highway, and impounded near the town of Proston to form Lake Boondooma where the Boyne is joined by the Stuart River before reaching its confluence with the Burnett River upstream from Mundubbera[3] at Boynewood. The river descends 571 metres (1,873 ft) over its 230-kilometre (140 mi) course.[2]

The river was named in 1843 by Henry Stuart Russell under the mistaken impression the river was the same watercourse as the Boyne River located in Central Queensland.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Boyne River (Wide Bay-Burnett) (entry 4233)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Boyne River (Wide Bay-Burnett), QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Flood Warning System For The Burnett River". Bureau of Meteorology. Australian Government. Retrieved 5 October 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Boyne River (Wide Bay–Burnett) at Wikimedia Commons