Ludlow River

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Ludlow River
Country Australia
Physical characteristics
Main source Whicher Range
112 metres (367 ft)[1]
River mouth Wonnerup Inlet
0 metres (0 ft)
Length 30 kilometres (19 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 81 square kilometres (31 sq mi)[2]

The Ludlow River is a river in the South West region of Western Australia. It was named after Frank Ludlow, one of the first Western Australian colonists, an arrival on the barque Parmelia in 1829, who explored the locality in 1834.[3]

The headwaters of the river are in the Whicher Range near Claymore. The river flows in a north-westerly direction through Yoganup then through Ludlow and discharges into the Wonnerup Estuary and thence into Geographe Bay and the Indian Ocean.

The Ludlow is located in the Vasse-Wonnerup Conservation District within the Geographe Catchment Area along with the Abba and Sabina Rivers. The majority of the foreshore of the river has been cleared and only 5% is in pristine condition.[4]

The only tributary of the Ludlow is Tiger Gully.[4]


  1. ^ 202255&cmd=sp&c= 1&x= 115.508895&y=-33.59779&w= 4790 "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Ludlow River" Check |url= value (help). 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Water Corporation - Busselton Catchment - Location and size". 2004. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Western Australian Names - Their Dates and Origin". The Sunday Times (Western Australia). 6 May 1928. p. 9. Retrieved 26 Aug 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Hanran-Smith, Genevieve (2002). "Maps and Recommendations for Ludlow River and Tiger Gully". River Action Plan for the Abba, Sabina and Ludlow Rivers (PDF). 3. Perth, Western Australia: Water and Rivers Commission. ISBN 0-7309-7591-6. Retrieved 26 Aug 2013. 

Coordinates: 33°35′38″S 115°28′13″E / 33.59389°S 115.47028°E / -33.59389; 115.47028