Cataract River (Tenterfield)

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Cataract River
Swamp Oak Creek[1]
Mostly perennial stream
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
District Northern Tablelands
Local government area Tenterfield
Part of Clarence River catchment
 - left Boorook Creek, Morgans Creek, Wheatley Creek
 - right Spring Creek (New South Wales), Clear (Colongon) Creek, Crooked Creek (New South Wales)
Source Black Mountain, Great Dividing Range
 - location near Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield
 - elevation 987 m (3,238 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Clarence River
 - location Paddys Flat
 - elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Length 85 km (53 mi)
National parks Basket Swamp NP, Boonoo Boonoo NP

Cataract River, a mostly perennial stream of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Cataract River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield and flows generally north northeast, north, and northeast, joined by six minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Clarence River, near Paddys Flat. The river descends 810 metres (2,660 ft) over its 85 kilometres (53 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Basket Swamp National Park and the Boonoo Boonoo National Park.

Between Timbara Road and Sandy Hill, the course of the Cataract River is generally adjacent to the Bruxner Highway.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cataract River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Cataract River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 29°04′54″S 152°07′04″E / 29.08167°S 152.11778°E / -29.08167; 152.11778