Mongarlowe River

The Mongarlowe River is a perennial river of the Shoalhaven catchment located in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.[1]

Mongarlowe River
Little River[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Tablelands
Local government areaQueanbeyan-Palerang
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationsoutheast of Araluen
  coordinates35°39′11″S 149°54′36″E
  elevation796 m (2,612 ft)
MouthShoalhaven River
near Charleyong
35°14′56″S 149°53′33″E
556 m (1,824 ft)
Length72 km (45 mi)
Basin features
River systemShoalhaven River
  leftNorthangera Creek, Warrambucca Creek, Tantulean Creek, Cookanulla Creek
  rightFeagans Creek, Nettletons Creek
National parkMonga

Location and features

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range within the Monga National Park about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) east southeast of the village of Araluen. The river flows generally north, joined by six minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Shoalhaven River approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of the locality of Charleyong. The river descends 242 metres (794 ft) over its 72 kilometres (45 mi) course.[2]

The river is crossed by the Kings Highway northwest of Clyde Mountain.[2]

See also


  1. "Mongarlowe River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  2. "Map of Mongarlowe River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
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