Goulburn River (New South Wales)

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Goulburn River
Reedy Creek[1]
Perennial river
Goulburn River at Goulburn River Natiional Park.JPG
Name origin: In honour of Henry Goulburn[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Upper Hunter
Local government area Mid-Western Regional
Part of Hunter River catchment
 - left Munmurra River, Krui River, Poggy Creek, Tunbridge Creek, Bow River, Merriwa River, Eckfords Creek, Worondi Rivulet, Giants Creek, Wybong Creek
 - right Wollar Creek, Rocky Creek (New South Wales), Bylong River, Mount Misery Creek, Honeysuckle Creek (New South Wales), Kerrabee Creek, Quarry Creek, Widden Brook, Baerami Creek, Kings Creek (New South Wales)
Source Great Dividing Range
Source confluence Moolarben Creek and Sportsmans Hollow Creek
 - location near Ulan
 - elevation 434 m (1,424 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Hunter River
 - location south Denman
 - elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Length 221 km (137 mi)
National parks Goulburn River NP

Goulburn River, a perennial river of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Goulburn River rises at the confluence of Moolarben Creek and Sportsmans Hollow Creek, on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near the village of Ulan, east of Mudgee and flows generally eastward, joined by twenty-one tributaries including the Munmurra, Krui, Bylong, Bow, and Merriwa rivers and Worondi Rivulet. The river reaches its confluence with the Hunter River, south of Denman. The majority of the course of the river flows through the Goulburn River National Park. The river descends 337 metres (1,106 ft) over its 221 kilometres (137 mi) course.[3]


William Lawson explored the area in 1823. Goulburn River was named in honour of Henry Goulburn, a British politician in the 1820s.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Goulburn River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Reed, A. W. (1984). Place names of Australia (3rd reprint ed.). Sydney: Reed Books. p. 108. ISBN 0-589-50128-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Goulburn River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°11′54″S 150°03′04″E / 30.19833°S 150.05111°E / -30.19833; 150.05111