Williams River (New South Wales)

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Williams River
Perennial stream
Williams River NSW.JPG
The Williams River at Dungog
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Hunter Region, Mid North Coast
Local government areas Dungog Shire, Upper Hunter Shire, Port Stephens
Part of Hunter River catchment
 - left Chichester River, Carowiry Creek, Black Camp Creek
 - right Myall Creek (New South Wales), Tabbil Creek, Wallarobba Creek, Unwarrabin Creek, Chambers Creek (New South Wales), Tumbledown Creek, Stony Creek (New South Wales)
Towns Raymond Terrace, Seaham, Clarence Town, Dungog
Landmark Seaham Weir
Source Careys Peak, Barrington Tops
 - location near Salisbury
 - elevation 747 m (2,451 ft)
 - coordinates 32°3′7″S 151°28′43.4″E / 32.05194°S 151.478722°E / -32.05194; 151.478722 [1]
Mouth confluence with Hunter River
 - location Raymond Terrace, Hunter Region
 - elevation 1 m (3 ft)
 - coordinates 32°45′S 151°45′E / 32.750°S 151.750°E / -32.750; 151.750Coordinates: 32°45′S 151°45′E / 32.750°S 151.750°E / -32.750; 151.750 [2]
Length 142 km (88 mi)
National park Barrington Tops NP

The Williams River is a perennial stream that is a tributary of the Hunter River, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Williams River rises on the southern slopes of the Barrington Tops below Careys Peak within Barrington Tops National Park, and flows generally southeast and south, joined by ten tributaries including Chichester River, before reaching its confluence with the Hunter River at Raymond Terrace. The river descends 749 metres (2,457 ft) over its 142 kilometres (88 mi) course;[4] through Dungog, Clarence Town and Seaham.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Topographic maps 9133 Camberwell, 91331N Barrington Tops
  2. ^ Topographic maps 9232 Newcastle, 92323N Beresfield
  3. ^ "Williams River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Map of Williams River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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