Cataract River (Tenterfield) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCataract River
|Other name(s)||Swamp Oak Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||New England Tablelands|
|Local government area||Tenterfield|
|Main source||Black Mountain, Great Dividing Range
near Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield
987 m (3,238 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Clarence River
177 m (581 ft)
|Length||85 km (53 mi)|
|River system||Clarence River catchment|
|National parks||Basket Swamp NP, Boonoo Boonoo NP|
Course and features
Cataract River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Red Hill, southeast of Tenterfield and flows generally north northeast, north, and northeast, joined by six minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Clarence River, near Paddys Flat. The river descends 810 metres (2,660 ft) over its 85 kilometres (53 mi) course; and flows through the Basket Swamp National Park and the Boonoo Boonoo National Park.
Between Timbara Road and Sandy Hill, the course of the Cataract River is generally adjacent to the Bruxner Highway.
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