Naas River

The Naas River, a perennial stream of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Location of the Naas River mouth in the ACT
EtymologyPossibly named after Naas, Ireland[1]
TerritoryAustralian Capital Territory
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Capital Country
Physical characteristics
SourceSnowy Mountains
  locationNamadgi National Park
  coordinates35°50′21″S 149°5′1″E
  elevation898 m (2,946 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Gudgenby River
south of Tharwa
35°36′1″S 149°4′4″E
631 m (2,070 ft)
Length26 km (16 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee River,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftNass Creek, Left Hand Creek (ACT), Gudgenby Creek, Reedy Creek (ACT)
National parkNamadgi


The river rises in the southern ranges of Namadgi National Park, south of Canberra, with flow generated by runoff and melting snow during spring from the Snowy Mountains. The river flows generally north, joined by four minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Gudgenby River, south of Tharwa; descending 266 metres (873 ft) over its 26-kilometre (16 mi) course.[2]

The watershed boundary of the Naas River defines the southern and south-eastern border of the Australian Capital Territory with New South Wales.[3]

See also


  1. "Naas River". Place name search. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Naas River, ACT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  3. "Namadgi National Park Revised Draft Plan of Management" (PDF). Department of Territory and Municipal Services. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

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