Hindmarsh River

The Hindmarsh River is a river located in the Fleurieu Peninsula region in the Australian state of South Australia.

Location of the river mouth in South Australia
EtymologyRear Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh KH, RN
Native nameYerltoworti
StateSouth Australia
RegionFleurieu Peninsula
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Lofty Range
  locationbelow Mount Cone
  elevation257 m (843 ft)
MouthEncounter Bay
Victor Harbor
35°32′38″S 138°37′53″E
0 m (0 ft)
Length23 km (14 mi)
Basin features
WaterfallHindmarsh Falls

Course and features

The Hindmarsh River rises in the Mount Lofty Range below Mount Cone flows generally south by east through the Hindmarsh Valley before reaching its mouth and emptying into Encounter Bay at Victor Harbor. The river descends 257 metres (843 ft) over its 23-kilometre (14 mi) course.[1]


The river is named in honour of Rear Admiral Sir John Hindmarsh KH, RN, the first Governor of South Australia.

See also


  1. "Map of Hindmarsh River, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2017.

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