Back River (Cooma-Monaro)

The Back River, a perennial stream[1] of the Tuross River catchment, is located in the Monaro and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Back River
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), Monaro, South Coast
Local government areaCooma-Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceKybeyan Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationWadbilliga National Park
  elevation1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Tuross River
Two River Plain
977 m (3,205 ft)
Length8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin features
River systemTuross River
National parkWadbilliga NP

Course and features

Back River rises of the eastern slopes of the Kybeyan Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, on the western edge of Wadbilliga National Park, approximately 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) west southwest of Yowrie. The river flows generally north northwest, and south by west, before reaching its confluence with the Tuross River near Two River Plain.[1] The river descends 206 metres (676 ft) over its 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Back River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. "Map of Back River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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