Kangaroo River (Clarence Valley)

Kangaroo River, a watercourse of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Kangaroo River
Kangaroo Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionNew England Tablelands (IBRA), Northern Tablelands
local government areaClarence Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Moleton, southwest of Glenreagh
  elevation368 m (1,207 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Orara River
southeast of Coutts Crossing
34 m (112 ft)
Length51 km (32 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
  rightTowallum River
National parkNymboida National Park

Course and features

Kangaroo River rises on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Moleton, southwest of Glenreagh, and flows generally north by west and then north by east, joined by the Towallum River before forming its confluence with the Orara River, southeast of Coutts Crossing. The river descends 334 metres (1,096 ft) over its 51 kilometres (32 mi) course;[2] and flows through the Nymboida National Park in its upper reaches.

See also


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

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