Dargo River

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Name origin: Aboriginal (Dhudhuroa/Waywurru): to have patience, to wait[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), South East Corner (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
Local government areas Wellington, East Gippsland
Part of Mitchell River catchment
 - left Budwuid Creek
 - right Shepherds Creek, Little Dargo River, Eighteen Mile Creek (Victoria), Two Mile Creek[disambiguation needed]
Town Dargo
Source Mount Higginbotham, Great Dividing Range
 - location west of Dinner Plain
 - elevation 1,260 m (4,134 ft)
 - coordinates 37°15′10″S 147°15′58″E / 37.25278°S 147.26611°E / -37.25278; 147.26611
Mouth confluence with the Wonnangatta River
 - location south of Dargo
 - elevation 160 m (525 ft)
 - coordinates 37°31′34″S 147°16′4″E / 37.52611°S 147.26778°E / -37.52611; 147.26778Coordinates: 37°31′34″S 147°16′4″E / 37.52611°S 147.26778°E / -37.52611; 147.26778
Length 108 km (67 mi)
National park Alpine NP
Dargo River is located in Victoria
Dargo River
Location of the Dargo River mouth in Victoria

The Dargo River is a perennial river[1] of the Mitchell River catchment, located in the Alpine and East Gippsland regions of the Australian state of Victoria.

Features and location[edit]

The Dargo River rises below Mount Higginbotham, part of the Great Dividing Range, west of Dinner Plain and south of the Great Alpine Road in the Alpine National Park. The river flows generally south by east, then west, then generally south in a highly meandering course, joined by five tributaries including the Little Dargo River, before reaching its confluence with the Wonnangatta River, south of Dargo and north of the Mitchell River National Park, in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) over its 108-kilometre (67 mi) course.[3]


In the Australian Aboriginal Dhudhuroa and Waywurru languages, the name dargo means "to have patience" or "to wait".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Dargo River: 13944". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Dargo River: 13944: Traditional Name: Dargo". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Dargo River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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