North Coast Railway Bridge at Macksville
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||NSW North Coast|
|District||Mid North Coast|
|local government area||Nambucca|
|Source||Killiekrankie Mountain, Dorrigo Plateau, Great Dividing Range|
|⁃ elevation||594 m (1,949 ft)|
|Mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||87 km (54 mi)|
|Basin size||1,299 km2 (502 sq mi)|
|⁃ left||Missabotti Creek, Newee Creek (New South Wales)|
|⁃ right||South Creek (Nambucca), Taylors Arm|
Course and features
Nambucca River rises below Killiekrankie Mountain on the Dorrigo Plateau, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally east southeast, joined by four tributaries including Taylors Arm, before reaching its mouth at the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, at Nambucca Heads. The river descends 594 metres (1,949 ft) over its 87 kilometres (54 mi) course; adjacent to the towns of Bowraville, Macksville and Nambucca Heads.
The Nambucca River area has a fine subtropical climate, high rainfall and fertile volcanic soils. It was originally covered by rainforest, much of which has been cleared, although some rainforests remain in several national parks and reserves. The lowlands along the river are used for farming.
- "Nambucca River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- "Map of Nambucca River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
- Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.