Cataract River (Tenterfield)

Cataract River, a mostly perennial stream of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Cataract River
Swamp Oak Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANew England Tablelands
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
Local government areaTenterfield
Physical characteristics
SourceBlack Mountain, Great Dividing Range
  locationnear Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield
  elevation987 m (3,238 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Clarence River
Paddys Flat
177 m (581 ft)
Length85 km (53 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
  leftBoorook Creek, Morgans Creek, Wheatley Creek
  rightSpring Creek (New South Wales), Clear (Colongon) Creek, Crooked Creek (New South Wales)
National parksBasket Swamp NP, Boonoo Boonoo NP

Course and features

Cataract River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield and flows generally north northeast, north, and northeast, joined by six minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Clarence River, near Paddys Flat. The river descends 810 metres (2,660 ft) over its 85 kilometres (53 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Basket Swamp National Park and the Boonoo Boonoo National Park.

Between Timbara Road and Sandy Hill, the course of the Cataract River is generally adjacent to the Bruxner Highway.

See also


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

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