Boonoo Boonoo River

Boonoo Boonoo River, a watercourse of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Boonoo Boonoo River
Boonoo Boonoo River, 2010
EtymologyAboriginal: "poor country with no animals to provide food"[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
Local government areaTenterfield
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Boonoo Boonoo and Mount Lindesay Highway
  elevation955 m (3,133 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Maryland River
east of Rivertree
249 m (817 ft)
Length44 km (27 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
  leftCarrolls Creek, Hells Hollow Creek, Cadiangullong Creek, Bookookoorara Creek
  rightTwomile Creek (NSW), Gilcurry Creek, Razor Back Creek
National parksBald Rock NP, Boonoo Boonoo NP

Course and features

Boonoo Boonoo River rises on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Boonoo Boonoo and Mount Lindesay Highway, and flows generally northeast, joined by seven minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Maryland River, east of Rivertree. The river descends 706 metres (2,316 ft) over its 44 kilometres (27 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Bald Rock National Park and the Boonoo Boonoo National Park, descending through Boonoo Boonoo Falls in its upper reaches.

The name Boonoo Boonoo is derived from the Aboriginal phrase meaning "poor country with no animals to provide food".[1]

See also


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

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