Naas River

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Name origin: Possibly named after Naas, Ireland[1]
Country Australia
Territory Australian Capital Territory
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Capital Country
Part of Murrumbidgee River,
Murray–Darling basin
 - left Nass Creek, Left Hand Creek (ACT), Gudgenby Creek, Reedy Creek (ACT)
Source Snowy Mountains
 - location Namadgi National Park
 - elevation 898 m (2,946 ft)
 - coordinates 35°50′21″S 149°5′1″E / 35.83917°S 149.08361°E / -35.83917; 149.08361
Mouth confluence with the Gudgenby River
 - location south of Tharwa
 - elevation 631 m (2,070 ft)
 - coordinates 35°36′1″S 149°4′4″E / 35.60028°S 149.06778°E / -35.60028; 149.06778Coordinates: 35°36′1″S 149°4′4″E / 35.60028°S 149.06778°E / -35.60028; 149.06778
Length 26 km (16 mi)
National park Namadgi
Naas River is located in Australian Capital Territory
Naas River
Location of the Naas River mouth in the ACT

The Naas River, a perennial stream of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.


The river rises in the southern ranges of Namadgi National Park, south of Canberra, with flow generated by runoff and melting snow during spring from the Snowy Mountains. The river flows generally north, joined by four minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Gudgenby River, south of Tharwa; descending 266 metres (873 ft) over its 26-kilometre (16 mi) course.[2]

The watershed boundary of the Naas River defines the southern and south-eastern border of the Australian Capital Territory with New South Wales.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Naas River". Place name search. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Naas River, ACT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Namadgi National Park Revised Draft Plan of Management" (PDF). Department of Territory and Municipal Services. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. 2007. Retrieved 13 February 2013.