Kangaroo River (Shoalhaven)
|Etymology||Named because of abundance of kangaroos|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Illawarra|
|Local government area||Shoalhaven|
|Source||Bells Hills, Illawarra escarpment|
|• location||southeast of Robertson|
|• elevation||290 m (950 ft)|
|near Barron Flat|
|56 m (184 ft)|
|Length||47 km (29 mi)|
|River system||Shoalhaven River|
|• left||Brogers Creek|
|• right||Yarrunga Creek, Bundanoon Creek|
|National parks||Budderoo, Morton|
The Kangaroo River, in Kangaroo Valley, is one of the few rivers that flows west before joining the Shoalhaven river to flow out to the sea.
Location and features
The river rises within the Budderoo National Park about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north-west of Illawarra lookout. It initially flows in a north-westerly direction to Carrington Falls, where the river crosses the western escarpment of the Budderoo Plateau. The river then turns to the south-west and flows through the communities of Upper Kangaroo Valley and Kangaroo Valley, and into the Morton National Park. The river ends its course by flowing into Lake Yarrunga, a reservoir formed by the Tallowa Dam and situated just downstream of the confluence of the Shoalhaven and Kangaroo rivers. The river descends 234 metres (768 ft) over its 47 kilometres (29 mi) course.
- Fitzroy Falls
- List of rivers of New South Wales
- List of rivers in New South Wales (A-K)
- Morton National Park
- Rivers of New South Wales
- Shoalhaven Scheme
- "Kangaroo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 December 2008.
- "Map of Kangaroo River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
- "Hampden Bridge". Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association Inc. 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.