McKenzie River (Victoria)

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Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Part of Bemm River catchment
 - right Watchmaker Gully, Pheasant Creek (Victoria)
Source Jungle Hill, Errinundra Plateau
 - location Errinundra National Park
 - elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Bemm River
 - location near Bellbird Creek
 - elevation 75 m (246 ft)
 - coordinates 37°37′55″S 148°53′13″E / 37.63194°S 148.88694°E / -37.63194; 148.88694Coordinates: 37°37′55″S 148°53′13″E / 37.63194°S 148.88694°E / -37.63194; 148.88694
Length 15 km (9 mi)
National park Errinundra NP
Mouth of the McKenzie River in Victoria

The McKenzie River is a perennial river of the Bemm River catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

McKenzie River rises below Jungle Hill, part of the Errinundra Plateau, in remote country in the Errinundra National Park, and flows generally south by east, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bemm River, near Bellbird Creek, west of the town of Cann River in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 274 metres (899 ft) over its 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) course.[2]

The McKenzie River sub-catchment area is managed by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

The river is traversed by the Princes Highway between Orbost and Cann River.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "McKenzie River: 20663". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of McKenzie River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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