Thurra River

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Thurra River sand dunes.jpg
Thurra River from the Croajingolong sand dunes
Thurra River is located in Victoria
Thurra River
Mouth of the Thurra River, in Victoria.
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government areaShire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
SourceMealing Hill
 • elevation311 m (1,020 ft)
MouthBass Strait
 • location
near Point Hicks
 • 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
 • elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length71 km (44 mi)
Basin features
National parksAlfred NP, Croajingolong NP

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. ^ "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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