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Barrington River
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Barrington River, downstream of Barrington Tops National Park.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast, Upper Hunter
Local government area Dungog, Mid-Coast Council
Town Gloucester
Physical characteristics
Main source Mt Royal Range, Great Dividing Range
below Carey's Peak, Barrington Volcano
1,460 m (4,790 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Gloucester River
near Gloucester
85 m (279 ft)
Length 93 km (58 mi)
Basin features
River system Manning River catchment
  • Left:
    Cobark River, Moppy River
  • Right:
    Beean Beean Creek, Kerripit River, Mackays Creek
National park Barrington Tops

Barrington River, a perennial river of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Barrington River rises below Carey's Peak, within Barrington Volcano, on the eastern slopes of the Mt Royal Range, within the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally east, joined by five tributaries including the Kerripit, Cobark, and Moppy rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Gloucester River, near Gloucester. The river descends 1,370 metres (4,490 ft) over its 93 kilometres (58 mi) course.

The river was named in honour of Lord Barrington.

The river is popular with kayakers and canoers due to its sections of white water and attractive scenery, and flows through the Barrington Tops National Park.

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