Barrington River (New South Wales)

Barrington River, a perennial river of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter district of New South Wales, Australia.

Barrington River
Barrington River, downstream of Barrington Tops National Park.
EtymologyIn honour of Lord Barrington[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast, Upper Hunter
Local government areaDungog, Mid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceMt Royal Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationbelow Carey's Peak, Barrington Volcano
  elevation1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Gloucester River
near Gloucester
85 m (279 ft)
Length93 km (58 mi)
Basin features
River systemManning River catchment
  leftCobark River, Moppy River
  rightBeean Beean Creek, Kerripit River, Mackays Creek
National parkBarrington Tops

Course and features

Barrington River rises below Carey's Peak, within Barrington Volcano, on the eastern slopes of the Mt Royal Range, within the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally east, joined by five tributaries including the Kerripit, Cobark, and Moppy rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Gloucester River, near Gloucester. The river descends 1,370 metres (4,490 ft) over its 93 kilometres (58 mi) course.[2]

The river was named in honour of Lord Barrington.[1]

The river is popular with kayakers and canoers due to its sections of white water and attractive scenery,[3] and flows through the Barrington Tops National Park.

See also


  1. "Barrington River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Barrington River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. "The Barringtons". Barrington Outdoor Adventure Centre. Archived from the original on 13 January 2007.

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