Nattai River

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Nattai River aerial.jpg
An aerial photograph of the Nattai River to form Lake Burragorang, in 2012.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands
LGA Wollondilly
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
 - left Wanganderry Creek, Allum River
 - right Rocky Waterholes Creek, Martins Creek (Wollondilly), Little River, Gillans Creek
Source Mittagong Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location south of Mittagong
 - elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
 - coordinates 34°24′48″S 150°26′22″E / 34.41333°S 150.43944°E / -34.41333; 150.43944
Mouth confluence with the Wollondilly River to form Lake Burragorang
 - location Nattai
 - elevation 116 m (381 ft)
 - coordinates 34°5′2″S 150°25′21″E / 34.08389°S 150.42250°E / -34.08389; 150.42250Coordinates: 34°5′2″S 150°25′21″E / 34.08389°S 150.42250°E / -34.08389; 150.42250
Length 51 km (32 mi)
National park Nattai National Park
Reservoir Lake Burragorang
Nattai River is located in New South Wales
Nattai River
Location of the Nattai River mouth in New South Wales

The Nattai River, a perennial river[1] that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Nattai River rises on the Mittagong Range within the Great Dividing Range, south of Mittagong, and flows generally north northwest and then north northeast, joined by nine tributaries including the Little River, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River within Lake Burragorang southwest of the locality of Nattai. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 51-kilometre (32 mi) course.[2]

The river flows through the Nattai National Park and is a source of water for the Sydney region.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Nattai River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Nattai River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "Nattai River Subcatchment" (PDF). Hawkesbury Nepean River Health Strategy. Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority. 2008. pp. 89–91.