Macquarie Rivulet

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Not to be confused with Macquarie River.
Macquarie Rivulet
Perennial river
Albion NSW Aerial.JPG
Aerial view showing Macqurie Rivulet entering Lake Illawarra via the curved channel at left.
Name origin: In honour of Lachlan Macquarie
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Illawarra
Local government areas Wingecarribee, City of Shellharbour
Source Illawarra escarpment
 - location near Robertson
Mouth Lake Illawarra
 - location east of Yallah
Length 23 km (14 mi)
National park Macquarie Pass NP

Macquarie Rivulet is a perennial river located in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

Macquarie Rivulet rises within the Macquarie Pass National Park on the eastern slopes of the Illawarra escarpment and drains the eastern edge of the Southern Highlands plateau. The headwaters of the rivulet gather approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of the town of Robertson and north of the Macquarie Pass. The rivulet flows generally east by north before reaching its mouth within Lake Illawarra, east of the Shellharbour suburb of Yallah.[1]

The Princes Highway crosses the Macquarie Rivulet at Yallah.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Macquarie Rivulet". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°33′S 150°48′E / 34.550°S 150.800°E / -34.550; 150.800