Ellenborough River

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Ellenborough River
Perennial river[1]
Ellenborough River August13-2008.jpg
Ellenborough River downstream of Ellenborough Falls.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast
Local government areas Port Macquarie-Hastings
Part of Hastings River catchment
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location southwest of Blue Knob
 - elevation 772 m (2,533 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Hastings River
 - location near Ellenborough
 - elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Length 70 km (43 mi)
National parks Tapin Tops, Biriwal Bulga
Waterfall Ellenborough Falls

Ellenborough River, a perennial river of the Hastings River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Ellenborough River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, southwest of Blue Knob, and flows generally northeast before reaching its confluence with the Hastings River, near Ellenborough. The river descends 717 metres (2,352 ft) over its 70 kilometres (43 mi) course.[2]

The river descends over Ellenborough Falls, a sheer drop of circa 160 metres (520 ft), located on the middle reaches of the river, south of Biriwal Bulga National Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ellenborough River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Ellenborough River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 31°26′S 152°28′E / 31.433°S 152.467°E / -31.433; 152.467