Dawson River (New South Wales)

Dawson River, a perennial river of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast district of New South Wales, Australia.

Dawson River
Dawsons River, Brimbin Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictMid North Coast
Local government areaMid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Goonook, Gibraltar Range
  locationnear Killabakh
  elevation176 m (577 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Manning River
0 m (0 ft)
Length32 km (20 mi)
Basin features
River systemManning River catchment
  rightWilliams Creek (Dawson, New South Wales)
Nature reserveGoonook

Course and features

Dawson River rises below Mount Goonook within the Gibraltar Range, near Killabakh, and flows generally south by east, before reaching its confluence with the northern passage of the Manning River, at Cundletown. The river descends 177 metres (581 ft) over its 32 kilometres (20 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Dawson River: 16171". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Dawson River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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