Calder River (Victoria)

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Name origin: River Calder in England[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways
Local government area Colac Otway Shire
Part of Corangamite catchment
Landmarks Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Walk
Source Otway Ranges
 - location near Bateman Ridge
 - elevation 393 m (1,289 ft)
 - coordinates 38°42′29″S 143°34′16″E / 38.70806°S 143.57111°E / -38.70806; 143.57111
Mouth confluence with the Aire River
 - location south of Lake Craven
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°47′52″S 143°28′43″E / 38.79778°S 143.47861°E / -38.79778; 143.47861Coordinates: 38°47′52″S 143°28′43″E / 38.79778°S 143.47861°E / -38.79778; 143.47861
Length 14 km (9 mi)
National park Port Campbell National Park
Lakes Lake Costin; Lake Craven
Nature reserve Calder River Scenic Reserve
Calder River (Victoria) is located in Victoria
Calder River (Victoria)
Location of the Calder River mouth in Victoria

The Calder River is a perennial river of the Corangamite catchment, located in The Otways region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The Calder River rises in the Otway Ranges in southwest Victoria, near Bateman Ridge and flows generally south by west through the Port Campbell National Park towards the settlement of Horden Vale where the river enters Lake Costin and then Lake Craven, before reaching its confluence with the Aire River shortly before the Aire enters Bass Strait, northwest of Cape Otway. From its highest point, the Calder River descends 393 metres (1,289 ft) over its 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) course.[3]


The river was named by surveyor George Smythe after the River Calder in Yorkshire, England, similarly a tributary of the River Aire.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Calder River: 1364". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF) (PDF). Australian National Placename Survey (ANPS). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Calder River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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