Cobrabald River

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Cobrabald River
Cobrabald Creek, St. Leonards Creek[1]
Mostly perennial river[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: New England Tablelands
District Northern Tablelands
Municipality Walcha
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location south east of Branga Swamp
 - elevation 1,370 m (4,495 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Macdonald River
 - location west of Cobrabald Mountain
 - elevation 990 m (3,248 ft)
Length 52.8 km (33 mi)

Cobrabald River, a mostly perennial river[1] that is part of the Namoi catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises in high country on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range south east of Branga Swamp about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Walcha. The river flows generally north and north west for, towards its confluence with the Macdonald River; dropping 383 metres (1,257 ft) over its course of 52 kilometres (32 mi).[2]

The entire length of the Cobrabald River is within the boundaries of Walcha Shire and Vernon County.

The country along the Cobrabald River is a rich grazing area used for rearing livestock.

The Walcha fishing club stocks this river annually and it is one of the best trout fishing rivers in NSW. A fossicking area is also available in a reserve just off the Niangala Road and along the Cobrabald River.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Cobrabald River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Cobrabald River". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Walcha Archived 4 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2009-8-3

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Coordinates: 31°05′51″S 151°27′54″E / 31.0975°S 151.4650°E / -31.0975; 151.4650