Jacobs River (New South Wales)

The Jacobs River, a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

Jacobs River
Tongaroo River[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionAustralian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains
Local government areaSnowy Monaro Regional Council
Physical characteristics
SourceSnowy Mountains, Great Dividing Range
  locationnear Mount Stony
  elevation1,230 m (4,040 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Snowy River
below Stockyard Ridge
266 m (873 ft)
Length26 km (16 mi)
Basin features
River systemSnowy River catchment
  leftTeatree Creek, Tuross Creek, Thatchers Hole Creek, Ingebirah Creek
  rightConnors Camp Creek
National parkKosciuszko NP

Course and features

The Jacobs River rises below Purgatory Hill within The Snowy Mountains Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, contained within the Kosciuszko National Park, on the western slopes of Mount Stony. The river flows generally west and then southeast, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River below Stockyard Ridge. The river descends 966 metres (3,169 ft) over its 26 kilometres (16 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Jacobs River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. "Map of Tongaroo Or Jacobs River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013.

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