Buayanyup River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBuayanyup River
|Main source||Whicher Range
60 metres (197 ft)
|River mouth||Geographe Bay
|Length||27 kilometres (17 mi)|
|Basin size||163 square kilometres (63 sq mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise in the Whicher Range and flow north crossing the Bussell Highway near Vasse before discharging into Geographe Bay near Abbey about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Busselton. The river has three main tributaries of Dawson Gulley, Ironstone Gully and the other is not named. In total the river has a stream length of over 100 kilometres (62 mi).
The river flows through agricultural land that is predominantly used for raising beef and dairy cattle and to a lesser degree plantation timber and viticulture. The area has been settled since 1834 when the Bussell family established a cattle station along the Vasse River. More farming families followed and now over 50% of the catchment is used for cattle farming.
The name of the river was first recorded by a surveyor in 1839 and is Aboriginal in origin but its meaning is unknown.
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