Rocky River (Kangaroo Island)

The Rocky River is a stream in the Australian state of South Australia located on the west end of Kangaroo Island in the locality of Flinders Chase.[1]

Location of the river mouth in South Australia
StateSouth Australia
RegionKangaroo Island
LocalityFlinders Chase[1]
Physical characteristics
MouthMaupertuis Bay[2]:9
35°57′56″S 136°39′10″E[1]
Length40 km (25 mi)
Basin size216 km2 (83 sq mi)[2]:7
Basin features
Protected areasFlinders Chase National Park
Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area

It flows in a generally south-westerly direction over a distance of approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) and discharges into Maupertuis Bay on the island's west coast.[2]:5,7-9

The catchment area for Rocky River is approximately 216 square kilometres (83 sq mi), is considered to be the only river catchment in South Australia essentially unaffected by land clearing and other human impacts and is located within the boundaries of the following protected areas - Flinders Chase National Park and the Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area.[2]:7[1]

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