Thurra River

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Thurra River sand dunes.jpg
Thurra River from the Croajingolong sand dunes
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Source Mealing Hill
 - elevation 311 m (1,020 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location near Point Hicks
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′56″S 149°18′39″E / 37.78222°S 149.31083°E / -37.78222; 149.31083Coordinates: 37°46′56″S 149°18′39″E / 37.78222°S 149.31083°E / -37.78222; 149.31083
Length 71 km (44 mi)
National parks Alfred NP, Croajingolong NP
Mouth of the Thurra River, in Victoria.

The Thurra River is a perennial river with no defined major catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Thurra River rises below Mealing Hill in remote country northeast of Cann River and flows generally south through the western edge of the Alfred National Park and through the Croajingolong National Park, before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait, east northeast of Point Hicks in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 311 metres (1,020 ft) over its 71 kilometres (44 mi) course.[2]

The river is traversed by the Princes Highway east of Cann River.[2]

There are Parks Victoria campsites near the Thurra River mouth.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Thurra River: 27766". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Thurra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Camping at Thurra River". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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