Camden Haven River

Camden Haven River, an open and trained intermediate wave dominated barrier estuary,[3] is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Camden Haven River
Camden Haven River Southern Branch[1]
Camden Haven River at North Haven, 2009
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictMid North Coast
Local government areasPort Macquarie-Hastings, Mid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Gibraltar, Gibraltar Range
  locationwest of Lorne
  coordinates31°38′55″S 152°30′4″E
  elevation698 m (2,290 ft)
Source confluenceStewarts River with Queens Lake
  locationWatson Taylors Lake, near Laurieton
  coordinates31°42′10″S 152°42′29″E
  elevation0 m (0 ft)
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Camden Head
31°38′55″S 152°48′4″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length72 km (45 mi)
Basin size589 km2 (227 sq mi)
Basin features
National parksCrowdy Bay, Dooragan

Course and features

Camden Haven River upper catchment starts at the two south eastern creeks at Edge. The merged flow of the two rivers, together with the outflow of Queens Lake spills into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean. The river descends 698 metres (2,290 ft) over its 72 kilometres (45 mi) course.[2]

Camden Haven River is transversed by the Pacific Highway north of the village of Rossglen, between Coopernook and Kew.

See also


  1. "Camden Haven River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Camden Haven River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  3. Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.
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