The upper reaches of the Moroka River, viewed from Moroka Road bridge
|Regions||Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps|
|Local government area||Shire of Wellington|
|Part of||Mitchell River catchment|
|- left||Playboy Creek|
|- right||Carey Creek, Little River (Moroka)|
|Source||Mount Wellington, Great Dividing Range|
|- location||below Picture Point|
|- elevation||1,580 m (5,184 ft)|
|- location||Alpine National Park|
|- elevation||353 m (1,158 ft)|
|Length||48 km (30 mi)|
|National park||Alpine NP|
Location and features
The Moroka River rises below Picture Point near Mount Wellington on the Great Dividing Range, north of Avon Wilderness Park. This river flows generally east, then northeast, then north, then in a highly meandering course generally northwest, then north and finally northeast, joined by three tributaries including the Little River (Moroka), before reaching its confluence with the Wonnangatta River in remote country within the Alpine National Park in the Shire of Wellington. The river descends 1,220 metres (4,000 ft) over its 48-kilometre (30 mi) course.
The river flows through the Moroka Gorge, nestled below Mount Kent, Mount Dawson, Cromwell Knob, and Billy Goat Bluff. A walking track commences at Horseyard Flat near Moroka Road and follows the river for approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) downstream to the First Falls, which can be viewed from a rock platform. Beyond First Falls the route is unmarked and difficult.
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- "Map of Moroka River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Map of Moroka Gorge, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 30 January 2014.
- "Our Mountain Heritage - walks around Howitt, Snowy Range and Tali Karng" (PDF). Alpine National Park. Parks Victoria. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- "Mitchell River sub-catchment". East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
- "Mitchell River - Catchment Map" (map). East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Government of Victoria.
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