The Wingecarribee River (Aboriginal Dharawal: Winge Karrabee), a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury–Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.
The brown on the left is Wingecarribee Swamp with Fitzroy Falls Reservoir on the right.
|Etymology||Aboriginal (Dharawal): Winge Karrabee meaning "a flight of birds" and "waters to rest beside"|
|Native name||Winge Karrabee|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands|
|Local government areas||Wingecarribee, Wollondilly|
|⁃ coordinates||34°34′35″S 150°32′35″E|
|⁃ elevation||674 m (2,211 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Wollondilly River|
|Tugalong, northwest of Berrima|
|280 m (920 ft)|
|Length||73 km (45 mi)|
|River system||Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment|
|⁃ right||Joadja Creek, Deep Creek (Wingecarribee)|
|National park||Bangadilly National Park|
Course and features
Wingecarribee River rises on the heights at Robertson below Wingecarribee Reservoir, near the village of Glenquarry, and flows generally northwest, joined by two minor tributaries and through the Belanglo State Forest and Bangadilly National Park, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River north of the locality of Tugalong, northwest of Berrima. The river descends 393 metres (1,289 ft) over its 73-kilometre (45 mi) course.
In its upper reaches, the feeder creeks of the Wingecarribee form the Wingecarribee Swamp, the only substantial peat bog in New South Wales. Most of the swamp has been drained and the remaining section of the swamp is the habitat of a number of endangered species. The river runs through a valley on the plateau that is home to a popular camp, Biloela.
- "Wingecarribee River Subcatchment" (PDF). Hawkesbury Nepean River Health Strategy. Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority. 2008. pp. 89–91.