Little River (Snowy River National Park)

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Little River Gorge
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
LGA Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Snowy River catchment
 - right Wombargo Creek
Landmark Little River Gorge
Source Mount Strabroke
 - location Snowy River National Park
 - elevation 998 m (3,274 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Snowy River
 - location west of Sugarloaf
 - elevation 156 m (512 ft)
 - coordinates 37°7′21″S 148°22′20″E / 37.12250°S 148.37222°E / -37.12250; 148.37222Coordinates: 37°7′21″S 148°22′20″E / 37.12250°S 148.37222°E / -37.12250; 148.37222
Length 27 km (17 mi)
National park Alpine NP, Snowy River
Waterfall Little River Falls
Little River (Snowy River National Park) is located in Victoria
Little River (Snowy River National Park)
Mouth of the Little River in Victoria

The Little River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. It is one of two rivers of the same name that are tributaries of the Snowy River, the other being the Little River (Kosciuszko National Park).

Course and features[edit]

The Little River rises below Mount Stradbroke in a remote alpine wilderness area within the Alpine National Park, and flows generally southeast, the south and leaves the national park, before heading southeast, then south by southeast, re-entering the Alpine National Park and flowing through the Snowy River National Park; joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River west of the Sugarloaf in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 842 metres (2,762 ft) over its 27-kilometre (17 mi) course.[2]

At the locality of Wulgulmerang, the river is traversed by the Snowy River Road (C608) and McKillips Road (C611).[2]

Little River Gorge[edit]

The Little River Gorge, located at 37°5′3″S 148°18′43″E / 37.08417°S 148.31194°E / -37.08417; 148.31194, is the deepest gorge in the state of Victoria;[3] and is located in the Snowy River National Park in East Gippsland.[3][4]

A cliff-top lookout with views over the gorge is accessed by a walking track that is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long.[3] A second lookout has views toward the gorge and Little River Falls.[5]


The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Little River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Little River: 19686". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Little River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Little River Gorge visitor area". Parks Victoria. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Little river Gorge: 19699". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Daly, Margo (2003). Rough Guide to Australia. Rough Guides. p. 1034. ISBN 1-84353-090-2. 
  6. ^ "Snowy River National Park". Explore national parks. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 

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