Styx River (East Central Queensland)

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Not to be confused with Styx River (West Central Queensland).
For other uses, see Styx River (disambiguation).
QR loco 1740 hauls a special train over the new Styx River bridge, ~1991.jpg
Railway bridge over the Styx River
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Central Queensland
Source Connors and Broadsound Range
 - elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Mouth Broad Sound
 - location Charon Point
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 22°21′39″S 149°47′55″E / 22.36083°S 149.79861°E / -22.36083; 149.79861Coordinates: 22°21′39″S 149°47′55″E / 22.36083°S 149.79861°E / -22.36083; 149.79861
Length 33 km (21 mi)
Basin 3,055 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
Conservation area Charon Point Conservation Park
Islands Rosewood; Turtle
Location of Styx River mouth in Queensland

The Styx River is a river located in the eastern portion of Central Queensland, Australia.

The river rises in the Connors and Broadsound Range and enters Broad Sound south of the Port of St Lawrence. The river is crossed by both the Bruce Highway and North Coast railway line. From source to mouth, the river descends 7 metres (23 ft) over its 33-kilometre (21 mi) course.[1]

The Styx River is wide at its mouth, resulting in a tidal bore at certain times. Much of the river valley remains natural leaving the water quality in a healthy state.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Styx River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Styx River (entry 32717)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Rivers: Assessment of River Condition - Queensland". Retrieved 2008-05-24.