Ellenborough River

Ellenborough River, a perennial river of the Hastings River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Ellenborough River
Ellenborough River downstream of Ellenborough Falls.
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast
Local government areasPort Macquarie-Hastings
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationsouthwest of Blue Knob
  elevation772 m (2,533 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Hastings River
near Ellenborough
55 m (180 ft)
Length70 km (43 mi)
Basin features
River systemHastings River catchment
National parksTapin Tops, Biriwal Bulga

Course and features

Ellenborough River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, southwest of Blue Knob, and flows generally northeast before reaching its confluence with the Hastings River, near Ellenborough. The river descends 717 metres (2,352 ft) over its 70 kilometres (43 mi) course.[1]

The river descends over Ellenborough Falls, a sheer drop of circa 160 metres (520 ft), located on the middle reaches of the river, south of Biriwal Bulga National Park.

See also


  1. "Map of Ellenborough River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2013.

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