Gloucester River

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Gloucester River
Gloucester River March1997.jpg
Upper reaches of the Gloucester River, at Gloucester Falls, within Barrington Tops National Park, 1997.
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictUpper Hunter
Local government areaDungog, Mid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceGloucester Tops, Great Dividing Range
 ⁃ locationnorth northwest of Dungog
 ⁃ elevation1,190 m (3,900 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Manning River
 ⁃ location
west of Wingham
 ⁃ elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Length102 km (63 mi)
Basin features
River systemManning River catchment
 ⁃ leftBarrington River, Bowman River
 ⁃ rightBerrico Creek, Buggs Creek, Sandy Creek (Upper Hunter, New South Wales), Avon River
National parkBarrington Tops

Gloucester River (/ˈɡlɒstər/ (About this soundlisten) GLOS-tər), a perennial river and major tributary of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast hinterland New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Gloucester River rises within Gloucester Tops, on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, south east of Gloucester, and flows generally east northeast, joined by six tributaries including the Avon, Barrington, and Bowman rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, west of Wingham. The river descends 1,150 metres (3,770 ft) over its 102 kilometres (63 mi) course.[1]

The headwaters of the river originate in the World Heritage Barrington Tops region, flowing through the Barrington Tops National Park comprising Antarctic Beech and Southern Sassafras high altitude rainforest. In the middle and lower reaches, the river flows through subtropical rainforest that includes Red Cedar and Rosewood trees.[citation needed]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Map of Gloucester River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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Coordinates: 31°58′S 151°59′E / 31.967°S 151.983°E / -31.967; 151.983