Mulwaree River

The Mulwaree River, a perennial river[1] that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Mulwaree Ponds, Mulwaree Creek, Merigan Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Tablelands
Local government areasGoulburn Mulwaree
Physical characteristics
SourceHammonds Hill, Mount Fairy
  locationeast of Lake George
  elevation841 m (2,759 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Wollondilly River
North Goulburn
624 m (2,047 ft)
Length66 km (41 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftBongaralaby Creek, Crisps Creek

Course and features

The Mulwaree River rises east of the Lake George Escarpment, below Mount Fairy, near the locality of Hammonds Hill, and flows generally north northeast, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River at North Goulburn. The river descends 218 metres (715 ft) over its 66-kilometre (41 mi) course.[2]

Tributaries include Bongaralaby Creek and Crisps Creek.[3]

The Mulwaree and its associated wetlands are important breeding grounds and drought refuge for Australian birds. These wetlands are listed on the directory of Important Wetlands of Australia.[4]

See also


  1. "Mulwaree River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. "Mulwaree River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. Mulwaree River at
  4. "Mulwaree River Subcatchment". Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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