Rocky River (South Australia)

The Rocky River is a river located in the Mid North region of the Australian state of South Australia.

Rocky River
Location of the river mouth in South Australia
StateSouth Australia
RegionMid North
Physical characteristics
SourceFrypan Hill
  locationWirrabara Forest
  elevation700 m (2,300 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Broughton River
southwest of Crystal Brook
33°24′01″S 138°07′59″E
Length102 km (63 mi)
Basin size1,350 km2 (520 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemBroughton River
  leftAppila Creek, Pine Creek, Pisant/Yanga Creek, Narridy Creek, Yackamoorundie/Rocky Creek

Course and features

The river rises near the Wirrabara Forest and, after initially flowing north, flows in a generally southern direction past the towns of Wirrabara, Stone Hut, Laura and Gladstone before reaching its confluence with the Broughton River. Tributaries include Ippinitchie, Pine, Appila, Pisant, Narridy and Yackamoorundie creeks.[2] The catchment area of Rocky River is approximately 1,350 square kilometres (520 sq mi).[2] The river descends 612 metres (2,008 ft) over its 102 kilometres (63 mi) course.[1]

See also


  1. "Map of Rocky River, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. "Rocky River Catchment Water Resources Assessment" (PDF). WaterConnect. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
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