Boomi River

The Boomi River, an anabranch of the Barwon River and part of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the north–western slopes region of New South Wales, flowing downstream into the South Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Location of Boomi River mouth in New South Wales
EtymologyIndigenous: piece of wood[1]
StatesNew South Wales, Queensland
RegionSouth Downs, North West Slopes
LGAsMoree Plains, Balonne
Physical characteristics
SourceBarwon River
  elevation192 m (630 ft)
MouthMacintyre River
north–east of Boomi
29°10′59″S 148°48′22″E
152 m (499 ft)
Length231 km (144 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin
  leftGnoura Gnoura Creek, Doondoona Creek
  rightWhalan Creek, Carwal Creek, Goodlayamma Creek

Course and features

The river rises about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of Gundabloui, and flows generally north–east, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Macintyre River, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north–east of Boomi.[1] The river descends 40 metres (130 ft) over its 231-kilometre (144 mi) course.[2]

The Boomi River flows past, but not through, the town of Mungindi.


  1. "Boomi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Boomi River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 January 2013.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.