Retreat River

The Retreat River, a perennial stream[1][2] that is part of the Lachlan catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia.

Little River[1][2]
The mouth of the Retreat River located in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Central West
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Shooters Hill
Mouthconfluence with the Abercrombie River
near Hadley
34°0′14.33″S 149°46′32.49″E
Basin features
River systemLachlan catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
National parkAbercrombie River NP

The Retreat River rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Shooters Hill, and flows generally to the south-west, before reaching its confluence with the Abercrombie River, near Hadley.

The river flows adjacent to the Abercrombie River National Park, with access at The Sink campground.[3]

See also


  1. "Retreat River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. "Place Name Search: Retreat River". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  3. "Abercrombie River National Park: Campgrounds". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 February 2013.

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