Maria River (Australia)

Maria River, a watercourse of the Hastings River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Maria River
Maria River South Branch, Scrubby Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictMid North Coast
local government areaPort Macquarie-Hastings
Physical characteristics
SourceEastern slopes in Kumbatine National Park
  locationnear the village of Kundabung, west of Crescent Head
  elevation131 m (430 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Hastings River
west of Port Macquarie
0 m (0 ft)
Length62 km (39 mi)
Basin features
River systemHastings River catchment
  rightWilson River, Pipers Creek
National ParkKumbatine National Park

Course and features

Maria River rises on the eastern slopes located in Kumbatine National Park, near the village of Kundabung, west of Crescent Head, and flows generally east, south southeast, and then southwest, joined by two tributaries including the Wilson River, before reaching its confluence with the Hastings River, west of Port Macquarie. The river descends 132 metres (433 ft) over its 62 kilometres (39 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Maria River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Maria River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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