Rocky River (New South Wales)

Rocky River, a watercourse of the Gwydir catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Rocky River
Gwydir River [1]
Thunderbolts Way crossing Rocky River at Uralla
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: New England Tablelands
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
Physical characteristics
SourceKentucky Creek
  locationRocky River, west of Uralla
  elevation977 m (3,205 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Boorolong Creek to form Gwydir River
south of Yarrowyck
754 m (2,474 ft)
Length34 km (21 mi)
Basin features
River systemGwydir River, Murray–Darling basin

Sourced from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, the river rises at First Creek Falls on Kentucky Creek, at Rocky River, west of Uralla, and flows generally to the north and north-west, before reaching its confluence with the Boorolong Creek to form Gwydir River, south of Yarrowyck; descending 223 metres (732 ft) over its 34 kilometres (21 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Rocky River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Rocky River, NSW". Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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