Aberfoyle River

Aberfoyle River, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the New England and Northern Tablelands districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Aberfoyle River
Balblair Creek[1]
Location of the mouth
Aberfoyle River (Australia)
StateNew South Wales
IBRANew England Tablelands
DistrictNew England, Northern Tablelands
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationLlangothlin, north of Guyra
  elevation1,340 m (4,400 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Guy Fawkes River
below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park
30°06′S 152°17′E
374 m (1,227 ft)
Length115 km (71 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
  leftKangaroo Hills Creek, Round Waterhole Creek
  rightNowlands Backwater
National parkGuy Fawkes River National Park

Course and features

Aberfoyle River rises on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, at Llangothlin, north of Guyra, and flows generally south southeast, east southeast, northeast, and east northeast, joined by three minor tributaries towards its confluence with the Guy Fawkes River, below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park. The river descends 971 metres (3,186 ft) over its 115 kilometres (71 mi) course.[2]

The Devils Chimney in the Aberfoyle River gorge was declared an Aboriginal Place on 8 August 1980. An Aboriginal Place is an area of special significance to Aboriginal culture and declaration provides recognition of the significance of the area and its heritage values which relate to traditions, observances, customs, beliefs or history of Aboriginal people.[3]

See also


  1. "Aberfoyle River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  2. "Aberfoyle River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
  3. "Guy Fawkes River National Park, Nature Reserve and State Conservation Area: Plan of management" (PDF). NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. January 2009. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-74232-158-5. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
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