Nattai River

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

An aerial photograph of the Nattai River to form Lake Burragorang, in 2012.
Location of the Nattai River mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands
Physical characteristics
SourceMittagong Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationsouth of Mittagong
  coordinates34°24′48″S 150°26′22″E
  elevation452 m (1,483 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Wollondilly River to form Lake Burragorang
34°5′2″S 150°25′21″E
116 m (381 ft)
Length51 km (32 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftWanganderry Creek, Allum River
  rightRocky Waterholes Creek, Martins Creek (Wollondilly), Little River, Gillans Creek
National parkNattai National Park

Course and features

The Nattai River rises on the Mittagong Range within the Great Dividing Range, south of Mittagong, and flows generally north northwest and then north northeast, joined by nine tributaries including the Little River, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River within Lake Burragorang southwest of the locality of Nattai. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 51-kilometre (32 mi) course.[2]

The river flows through the Nattai National Park and is a source of water for the Sydney region.

See also


  1. "Nattai River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. "Nattai River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  • "Nattai River Subcatchment" (PDF). Hawkesbury Nepean River Health Strategy. Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority. 2008. pp. 89–91.
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