Cobrabald River

Cobrabald River, a mostly perennial river[1] that is part of the Namoi catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Cobrabald River
Cobrabald Creek, St. Leonards Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: New England Tablelands
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationsouth east of Branga Swamp
  elevation1,370 m (4,490 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macdonald River
west of Cobrabald Mountain
990 m (3,250 ft)
Length52.8 km (32.8 mi)

The river rises in high country on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range south east of Branga Swamp about 50 kilometres (31 mi) south of Walcha. The river flows generally north and north west for, towards its confluence with the Macdonald River; dropping 383 metres (1,257 ft) over its course of 52 kilometres (32 mi).[2]

The entire length of the Cobrabald River is within the boundaries of Walcha Shire and Vernon County.

The country along the Cobrabald River is a rich grazing area used for rearing livestock.

The Walcha fishing club stocks this river annually and it is one of the best trout fishing rivers in NSW. A fossicking area is also available in a reserve just off the Niangala Road and along the Cobrabald River.[3]

See also


  1. "Cobrabald River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Cobrabald River". Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  3. Walcha Archived 4 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2009-8-3

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