Nullica River

The Nullica River is an intermittently closed semi-mature saline coastal lagoon[3] or perennial river,[1] located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Nullica River
Myrrial River[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), South Coast
MunicipalityBega Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceNullica Hill, Nullica State Forest
  locationwest of Eden
  elevation137 m (449 ft)
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Nullica Bay, Twofold Bay
Length11 km (6.8 mi)
Basin size55 km2 (21 sq mi)
  average0.6 m (2 ft 0 in)
Basin features
  rightLeos Creek

Course and features

The Nullica River rises below Nullica Hill within Nullica State Forest, approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Eden, The river flows generally east southeast, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth and emptying into Nullica Bay, within Twofold Bay, and spilling into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, east of Nullica.[1] The river descends 137 metres (449 ft) over its 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) course.[2]

The catchment area of the river is 55 square kilometres (21 sq mi) with a volume of 176 megalitres (6.2×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 0.3 square kilometres (0.12 sq mi), at an average depth of 0.6 metres (2 ft 0 in).[4]

West of the river's mouth, the Princes Highway crosses the Nullica River.

See also


  1. "Nunnock River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. "Map of Nullica River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. 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.
  4. "Nullica River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.

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