Williams River (New South Wales)

The Williams River is a perennial stream that is a tributary of the Hunter River, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

Williams River
The Williams River at Dungog
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Hunter Region, Mid North Coast
Local government areasDungog Shire, Upper Hunter Shire, Port Stephens
TownsRaymond Terrace, Seaham, Clarence Town, Dungog
Physical characteristics
SourceCareys Peak, Barrington Tops
  locationnear Salisbury
  coordinates32°3′7″S 151°28′43.4″E[1]
  elevation747 m (2,451 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Hunter River
Raymond Terrace, Hunter Region
32°45′S 151°45′E[2]
1 m (3 ft 3 in)
Length142 km (88 mi)
Basin features
River systemHunter River catchment
  leftChichester River, Carowiry Creek, Black Camp Creek
  rightMyall Creek (New South Wales), Tabbil Creek, Wallarobba Creek, Unwarrabin Creek, Chambers Creek (New South Wales), Tumbledown Creek, Stony Creek (New South Wales)
National parkBarrington Tops NP

Course and features

The Williams River rises on the southern slopes of the Barrington Tops below Careys Peak within Barrington Tops National Park, and flows generally southeast and south, joined by ten tributaries including Chichester River, before reaching its confluence with the Hunter River at Raymond Terrace. The river descends 749 metres (2,457 ft) over its 142 kilometres (88 mi) course;[4] through Dungog, Clarence Town and Seaham.

See also


  1. Topographic maps 9133 Camberwell, 91331N Barrington Tops
  2. Topographic maps 9232 Newcastle, 92323N Beresfield
  3. "Williams River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  4. "Map of Williams River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 March 2013.

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