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Aberfoyle River
Other name(s) Balblair Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
Municipality Guyra
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
Llangothlin, north of Guyra
1,340 m (4,400 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Guy Fawkes River
below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park
374 m (1,227 ft)
Length 115 km (71 mi)
Basin features
River system Clarence River catchment
  • Left:
    Kangaroo Hills Creek, Round Waterhole Creek
  • Right:
    Nowlands Backwater
National park Guy Fawkes River National Park

Aberfoyle River, a watercourse that is part of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the New England and Northern Tablelands districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Aberfoyle River rises on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, at Llangothlin, north of Guyra, and flows generally south southeast, east southeast, northeast, and east northeast, joined by three minor tributaries towards its confluence with the Guy Fawkes River, below Chaelundi Mountain, within Guy Fawkes River National Park. The river descends 971 metres (3,186 ft) over its 115 kilometres (71 mi) course.

The Devils Chimney in the Aberfoyle River gorge was declared an Aboriginal Place on 8 August 1980. An Aboriginal Place is an area of special significance to Aboriginal culture and declaration provides recognition of the significance of the area and its heritage values which relate to traditions, observances, customs, beliefs or history of Aboriginal people.

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