Cobungra River

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Cobungra River at Anglers Rest, Vic, jjron, 6.06.2009.jpg
Cobungra River at Anglers Rest
Cobungra River is located in Victoria
Cobungra River
Location of the Cobungra River mouth in Victoria
RegionVictorian Alps (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government areaEast Gippsland Shire
Physical characteristics
SourceVictorian Alps
 - locationbelow Mount Hotham and Mount Loch
 - coordinates36°58′S 147°9′E / 36.967°S 147.150°E / -36.967; 147.150
 - elevation1,400 m (4,600 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Big River to form the Mitta Mitta River
 - location
Anglers Rest
 - coordinates
36°59′23″S 147°30′40″E / 36.98972°S 147.51111°E / -36.98972; 147.51111Coordinates: 36°59′23″S 147°30′40″E / 36.98972°S 147.51111°E / -36.98972; 147.51111
 - elevation
694 m (2,277 ft)
Length55 km (34 mi)
Basin features
River systemNorth-East Murray catchment,
Murray-Darling basin
 - leftVictoria River (Victoria)
 - rightSwindlers Creek
National parkAlpine National Park

The Cobungra River, a perennial river of the North-East Murray catchment of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the East Gippsland and alpine regions of Victoria, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Cobungra River rises below the slopes of the ski resort at Mount Hotham and Mount Loch and flows generally east and then north, joined by two tributaries including the Victoria River. At its confluence with the Big River in the Alpine National Park, near Anglers Rest on the Omeo Highway, the two rivers become the Mitta Mitta River, itself a tributary of the Murray River. The Cobungra River descends 743 metres (2,438 ft) over its 55-kilometre (34 mi) course.[2]

The current historical Omeo Highway bridge at Anglers Rest stands on the site of the former river ford known as Jack's Crossing, named for an overseer at the nearby Mount Wills station who drowned while leading a team of packhorses across the flooded river in 1856.[3]

The Cobungra River is particularly noted as being good for trout fishing,[3] in particular brown trout.[4] It was one of just thirteen locations worldwide featured on the fly fishing documentary television series A River Somewhere.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cobungra River: 13175: Historical Information". Vicnames. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Cobungra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ a b "History: The Blue Duck Story". The Blue Duck Inn Hotel. Blue Duck Inn. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  4. ^ "A guide to inland angling waters of Victoria: Mitta Mitta basin". Department of Primary Industries website. State Government of Victoria. 11 January 2011. Archived from the original on 17 March 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  5. ^ "A River Somewhere – Series 1 and 2". ABC Shop Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 April 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cobungra River at Wikimedia Commons