Gloucester River

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Gloucester River
Perennial river[1]
Gloucester River March1997.jpg
Upper reaches of the Gloucester River, at Gloucester Falls, within Barrington Tops National Park, 1997.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast
District Upper Hunter
Local government area Dungog, Mid-Coast Council
Part of Manning River catchment
 - left Barrington River, Bowman River
 - right Berrico Creek, Buggs Creek, Sandy Creek (Upper Hunter, New South Wales), Avon River
Town Gloucester
Landmark The Bucketts
Source Gloucester Tops, Great Dividing Range
 - location north northwest of Dungog
 - elevation 1,190 m (3,904 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Manning River
 - location west of Wingham
 - elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Length 102 km (63 mi)
National park Barrington Tops
Waterfall Gloucester Falls

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.[2]

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. ^ "Gloucester River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ 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