Wallamba River

Wallamba River, a watercourse of the Mid-Coast Council[2] system, is located in the Mid North Coast district of New South Wales, Australia.

Wallamba River
Raikes River, Browns Creek, Wollamba River, Wollomba River, Wollumba River[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictMid North Coast
Local government areasMid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceKyle Range
  locationnear Gangat
  elevation271 m (889 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Coolongolook River at Wallis Lake
near Tuncurry
0 m (0 ft)
Length72 km (45 mi)
Basin features
River systemMid-Coast Council[2]
  leftFirefly Creek, Bungwahl Creek, Candoormakh Creek
  rightKundle Creek, Waterloo Creek (New South Wales)

Course and features

Wallamba River rises on the northern slopes of Kyle Range, near the locality of Gangat. The river flows generally east and then south, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Coolongolook River at Wallis Lake; descending 271 metres (889 ft) over its 72 kilometres (45 mi) course.[3]

The river is transversed by the Pacific Highway south of Nabiac.

At one stage, a riverboat milk pick up service operated for the dairy farmers who farmed along the banks of the river. This service was discontinued in the mid 1970s due to economic reasons. Road milk tankers were then used to pick up from the farms.

Water skiing and fishing is popular along the Wallamba.

See also


  1. "Wallamba River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  2. "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Great Lakes Council. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  3. "Map of Wallamba River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 March 2013.

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