Maclaughlin River

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

Maclaughlin River
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
Local government areaSnowy Monaro Regional Council
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Nimmitabel
  elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Snowy River
near Mount Rix
533 m (1,749 ft)
Length84 km (52 mi)
Basin features
River systemSnowy River catchment
  leftBungee Peak Creek, Garlands Creek
Nature reserveMerriangaah Nature Reserve

Course and features

The Maclaughlin River rises on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south southeast of Nimmitabel. The river flows generally west and then southwest, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south by west of Mount Rix. The river descends 532 metres (1,745 ft) over its 84 kilometres (52 mi) course, flowing through Merriangaah Nature Reserve.[2]

In its upper reaches, the Maclaughlin River is crossed by the Monaro Highway near Nimmitabel.[2]

See also


  1. "Maclaughlin River: 35130". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. "Map of Maclaughlin River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013.

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