Mole River (New South Wales)

The Mole River, a watercourse that is one of the Border Rivers and part of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

The Mole River[1]
Location of Mole River mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionNorthern Tablelands
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceDeepwater River and Bluff River
  locationwest of Sandy Flat
  coordinates29°13′08″S 151°56′48″E
  elevation614 m (2,014 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Pike Creek to form the Dumaresq River
near Mole River (settlement)
28°59′47″S 151°31′03″E
363 m (1,191 ft)
Length73 km (45 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacintyre River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin

Course and features

Sourced from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, the river rises at the confluence of Deepwater River and Bluff River, west of Sandy Flat, and flows generally to the west before reaching its confluence with the Dumaresq River, near the village of Mole River; descending 252 metres (827 ft) over its 73 kilometres (45 mi) course.[2]

The Mole River is one of the remotest headwaters of the Murray-Darling basin; and the area drained is hilly and rocky.

In 2007, Tenterfield Shire Council called for a dam to be constructed on the Mole River.[3]

See also


  1. "Mole River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Mole River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. Barker, Tony (25 October 2007). "Council calls for Mole River Dam". Tenterfield Star. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2007.

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