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Catherine
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Sunrise over a rocky bank, halfway down the Catherine River. Photo by Leigh Blackall
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region Victorian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps
Local government area Alpine Shire
Physical characteristics
Main source Alpine National Park, Victorian Alps
below Mount Speculation
1,560 m (5,120 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Buffalo River
within the Mount Buffalo National Park
392 m (1,286 ft)
Length 25 km (16 mi)
Basin features
River system North-East Murray catchment,
Murray-Darling basin
National parks Alpine National Park, Mount Buffalo National Park

The Catherine River, a perennial river of the North-East Murray catchment of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the alpine region of Victoria, Australia. It flows Northwards in the Alpine National Park in the Australian Alps, joining with the Buffalo River in remote national park territory.

Location and features

The Catherine River rises below Mount Speculation, west of the Barry Mountains and to the east of Mount Buller, at an elevation exceeding 1,560 metres (5,120 ft) above sea level. The river flows generally north by east, all of its course through the remote national park before reaching its confluence with the Buffalo River within the Mount Buffalo National Park. The river descends 1,170 metres (3,840 ft) over its 25-kilometre (16 mi) course.

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