|Mostly perennial river|
|Name origin: in honour of Lord Castlereagh|
|State||New South Wales|
|Regions||IBRA: Brigalow Belt South, Darling Riverine Plains|
|Districts||Central West, Orana|
|Municipalities||Warrumbungle, Coonamble, Walgett|
|Towns and Settlements||Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Mendooran
Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Coonamble
|- location||west of Coonabarabran|
|- elevation||630 m (2,067 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Macquarie River|
|- location||west of Walgett|
|- elevation||121 m (397 ft)|
|Length||541 km (336 mi)|
The river rises in the heart of the Warrumbungle mountains and initially flows east through the town of Coonabarabran. It then follows a looping course to the south, west, and finally northwest, joined by 26 minor tributaries, towards its confluence with the Macquarie River; dropping 509 metres (1,670 ft) over its course of 541 kilometres (336 mi). The Castlereagh River has a highly variable flow, and often, low to no flow.
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- Castlereagh River Profile[permanent dead link] sourced from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.