Stuart River (Queensland)

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Not to be confused with Stewart River (Queensland).
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Wide Bay–Burnett
Part of Burnett River
City Kingaroy
Source Stuart Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location below Mount Kiangarow
 - elevation 882 m (2,894 ft)
 - coordinates 26°48′54″S 151°32′11″E / 26.81500°S 151.53639°E / -26.81500; 151.53639
Mouth confluence with the Boyne River
 - location Lake Boondooma
 - elevation 279 m (915 ft)
 - coordinates 26°08′19″S 151°25′55″E / 26.13861°S 151.43194°E / -26.13861; 151.43194Coordinates: 26°08′19″S 151°25′55″E / 26.13861°S 151.43194°E / -26.13861; 151.43194
Length 160 km (99 mi)
Basin 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Reservoir Lake Boondooma
National park Bunya Mountains National Park
Location of Stuart River mouth in Queensland

The Stuart River is a river located in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Stuart River rises in the Stuart Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, below Mount Kiangarow in the Bunya Mountains and within the Bunya Mountains National Park. The river flows generally north by east through the town of Kingaroy before flowing north by west, and west of the town of Proston. Finally, the river enters Lake Boondooma where it reaches its confluence with the Boyne River, a tributary of the Burnett River. The Stuart River is joined by one minor tributary. The river descends 602 metres (1,975 ft) over its 160-kilometre (99 mi) course.[1] The river's catchment is 65 square kilometres (25 sq mi),[2] relatively small by Australian standards.

The Stuart River was named by James Charles Burnett, after Henry Stuart Russell, a pastoralist, explorer and historian, who explored the area in November 1842.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Stuart River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Water resources – Overview – Queensland: Groundwater Management Unit: Stuart River". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Department of Sustainabililty, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Stuart River (entry 32696)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 November 2015.