Macquarie Rivulet

Macquarie Rivulet is a perennial river located in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Macquarie Rivulet
Aerial view showing Macqurie Rivulet entering Lake Illawarra via the curved channel at left.
EtymologyIn honour of Lachlan Macquarie
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Illawarra
Local government areasWingecarribee, City of Shellharbour
Physical characteristics
SourceIllawarra escarpment
  locationnear Robertson
MouthLake Illawarra
east of Yallah
Length23 km (14 mi)
Basin features
National parkMacquarie Pass NP

Location and features

Macquarie Rivulet rises within the Macquarie Pass National Park on the eastern slopes of the Illawarra escarpment and drains the eastern edge of the Southern Highlands plateau. The headwaters of the rivulet gather approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of the town of Robertson and north of the Macquarie Pass. The rivulet flows generally east by north before reaching its mouth within Lake Illawarra, east of the Shellharbour suburb of Yallah.[1]

The Princes Highway crosses the Macquarie Rivulet at Yallah.

See also


  1. "Macquarie Rivulet". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 May 2013.

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