Sandon River

Sandon River, an open mature wave dominated, barrier estuary,[2] is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Sandon River
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government areaClarence Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceSummervale Range
  locationnear Blue Gum Flat
  elevation37 m (121 ft)
MouthCoral Sea, South Pacific Ocean
below Sandon Bluffs
0 m (0 ft)
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin size131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Basin features
  leftCandole Creek

Course and features

Sandon River rises of the eastern slopes of the Summervale Range, west of Blue Gum Flat and flows generally northeast before reaching its mouth at the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean below Sandon Bluffs; descending 37 metres (121 ft) over its 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) course.[1]

See also


  1. "Map of Sandon River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. 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.

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