Bow River (New South Wales)

Bow River, a partly perennial stream of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter district of New South Wales, Australia.

Bow River
Bow Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Upper Hunter
Local government areaUpper Hunter
Physical characteristics
SourceGalla Gilla Mountain
Source confluenceBobialla Creek and Spring Creek
  locationBow, west of Merriwa
  elevation342 m (1,122 ft)
MouthGoulburn River
west of Denman
192 m (630 ft)
Length38 km (24 mi)
Basin features
River systemHunter River catchment
  rightKilloe Creek, Councils Creek, Redlynch Creek
National parkGoulburn River NP


Bow River rises below Galla Gilla Mountain and is formed by the confluence of Bobialla Creek and Spring Creek, near the village of Bow, west of Merriwa, and flows generally south southwest, southeast, and south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Goulburn River within Goulburn River National Park, west of Denman. Bow River descends 150 metres (490 ft) over its 38 kilometres (24 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Bow River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Bow River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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