Kanangra Creek

The Kanangra Creek, a perennial stream of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

Thurat Rivulet (Part), Konangaroo Creek, Kanangra River[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Blue Mountains
MunicipalityOberon Shire
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Thurat, Boyd Plateau
  locationnear Mount Wallarra, Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  elevation1,110 m (3,640 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Coxs River
Kanangra-Boyd National Park
157 m (515 ft)
Length20 km (12 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftWhalania Creek
National parkKanangra-Boyd NP


The Kanangra Creek (officially designated as a river[1]) rises near Mount Wallarra, below the Boyd Plateau on the western slopes of Mount Thurat, and flows generally south-east and north-east through Kanangra Gorge, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Coxs River at Konangaroo Clearing. The river descends 950 metres (3,120 ft) over its 20-kilometre (12 mi) course. The river is entirely contained within the world heritage-listed Kanangra-Boyd National Park.[1][3]

The Kanangra Falls, a waterfall located on the river,[4] descends 225 metres (738 ft) in two drops.

Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness

The Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness is among the largest and most rugged wilderness areas in New South Wales. Situated to the south of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains and the Kanangra-Boyd National Parks, this folded belt or "Rim Rock" area is markedly different from the Permo-Triassic sandstone dominated landforms which comprise the rest of the Blue Mountains. The Kanangra Gorge, along the river floor, is cut 600–900 metres (2,000–3,000 ft) deep in rocks of the Lambie Group, and is one of Australia's deepest gorges.[5]

See also


  1. "Kanangra Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  2. "Place Name Search: Kanangra Creek". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  3. "Map of Kanangra Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Digital Atlas Pty Limited. 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  4. "Kanangra Falls". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  5. "Kanangra-Boyd Wilderness". NSW Wilderness Red Index. The Colong Foundation for Wilderness. 1999. Retrieved 24 December 2013.

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