Goromuru River

The Goromuru River is a river, located in the Northern Territory in Australia.

Location of the Goromuru River mouth in the Northern Territory
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Physical characteristics
  locationFrederick Hills, Arnhem Land, Australia
  elevation15 m (49 ft)
Arnhem Bay, Australia
12°28′39″S 136°13′6″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length30 km (19 mi)
Basin size1,026 km2 (396 sq mi)

The headwaters are found in the valleys of the Frederick Hills in Arnhem Land and flow in a northerly direction through uninhabited country for a distance of 30 kilometres (19 mi) until discharging into Arnhem Bay and eventually the Arafura Sea.

The catchment area of the river is 1,026 square kilometres (396 sq mi).[2]

The estuary formed at the river mouth is tidal in nature and in near pristine condition.[3] The estuary occupies an area of 53.5 hectares (132 acres) of open water. It is tide dominated in nature having a single channel and is surrounded by an area of 10.5 square kilometres (4 sq mi) covered with mangroves.[4]

See also


  1. "Map of Goromuru River, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. Emma Murray, Lynda Radke, Brendan Brooke, David Ryan, Andrew Moss, Ray Murphy, Malcolm Robb and David Rissik (June 2006). "Australia's near pristine estuaries; Current knowledge and management" (PDF). Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. "Australian Catchment, River and Estuary Assessment" (PDF). Natural Heritage Trust. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. "Goromuru River, NT". Australian online Coastal Information. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

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