Genoa River

Genoa River is a perennial river located in the Monaro region of New South Wales and flows into the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia. It used to be known as Bondi Creek or Yard Creek.[1] The river's name derives from the First People "jinoor" ("footpath").[4]

Genoa River
Bondi Creek, Yard Creek[1]
Mouth of the Genoa River, in Victoria
StatesNew South Wales, Victoria
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands, South East Corner (IBRA), Monaro, East Gippsland
Local government areasSnowy Monaro, East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
SourceNungatta Mountain
  locationsouth of Bombala, Monaro, New South Wales
  elevation729 m (2,392 ft)
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Mallacoota Inlet, East Gippsland, Victoria
37°33′41″S 149°45′57″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length95 km (59 mi)
Basin features
  leftBondi Creek, White Rock River, Nungatta Creek, Yambulla Creek, Wangarabell Creek, Big Flat Creek, Maramingo Creek, Wallagaraugh River
  rightHopping Joe Creek, Black Jack Gully, Murmuring Creek, Jones Creek (Victoria), Three Mile Creek (Victoria), Stony Creek (Victoria), Genoa Creek
National parksCoopracambra, Merragunegin Reference Area

Course and features

Genoa River rises below Nungatta Mountain, south of Bombala in New South Wales, and flows generally north, then south, crossing the Black-Allan Line that forms part of the border between Victoria and New South Wales, and then southeast flowing through the Coopracambra National Park, joined by fifteen tributaries including the White Rock River and Wallagaraugh River, before reaching its river mouth of the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at the Mallacoota Inlet in Victoria. The river descends 728 metres (2,388 ft) over its 95 kilometres (59 mi) course.[2]

The Monaro Highway crosses the river in its upper reaches between Bombala and Cann River; and the Princes Highway crosses the river in its lower reaches at Genoa.[2]

See also


  1. "Genoa River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  2. "Map of Genoa River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  3. "Genoa River: 616373". VicNames. State Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  4. . 21 January 2019 Retrieved 11 March 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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