Allyn River

Allyn River, a perennial stream[2] of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Allyn River, surrounded by sub tropical rainforest
Location of the Allyn River mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Hunter
TownEast Gresford
Physical characteristics
SourceAllyn Range, Barrington Tops
  locationnear Careys Peak
  coordinates32°21′42.9″S 151°31′55.668″E
  elevation655 m (2,149 ft)
MouthPaterson River
32°3′43.26″S 151°24′57″E
15 m (49 ft)
Length82 km (51 mi)
Basin features
River systemHunter River catchment
  leftChads Creek, Stony Creek (Dungog, New South Wales), Lewinsbrook Creek, McIntyre Creek, Mirari Creek
  rightMasseys Creek, Bucks Creek


Allyn River rises on Allyn Range, on the slopes of the Gondwana Rainforests Barrington Tops, west of Careys Peak, and flows generally southeast, joined by seven minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Paterson River near Vacy; descending 640 metres (2,100 ft) over its 82-kilometre (51 mi) course.[1]

The course of the river flows through World Heritage listed high altitude rainforest, noted for its Antarctic Beech; and then through lower altitude subtropical rainforest, including trees such as Red Cedar and Small leaf fig.[3] Some of the River Oak growing beside the stream are over 50 metres (160 ft) in height. Logging has been practiced in the area since the 1820s.[3]


The Allyn River valley is the traditional territory of the Gringai clan of the Wonnarua people,[4][5] a group of indigenous people of Australia.

See also


  1. "Map of Allyn River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  2. "Allyn River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  3. Allyn River Visitor's Guide. State Forests of New South Wales. Government of New South Wales. February 2000.
  4. "Caergwrle, Allynbrook". Discover people and places. State Library of New South Wales. 2011. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  5. "Strategic Plan 2009–2019" (PDF). Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
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