Gara River (Australia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGara River
Blue Hole in the Gara River, near Armidale
|Other name(s)||Gyra River, Ryanda Creek, Falconer Creek, Malpas Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||New England Tablelands (IBRA), Northern Tablelands|
|Local government areas||Guyra, Armidale Dumaresq|
|Main source||Ben Lomond Range,
Great Dividing Range
1,280 m (4,200 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Macleay River
Salisbury Waters within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Armidale
388 m (1,273 ft)
|Length||91 km (57 mi)|
|River system||Macleay River|
|National park||Oxley Wild Rivers NP|
Course and features
The river rises at the junction of the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and the Ben Lomond Range, near Llangothlin, and flows generally south and southeast, joined by four minor tributaries, until the river reaches a junction with Salisbury Waters within Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and descends to its confluence with the Macleay River, below Blue Nobby Mountain, south east of Armidale. The river descends 892 metres (2,927 ft) over its 91 kilometres (57 mi) course and is impounded by Guyra Dam and Malpas Reservoir.
In its lower reaches, the Gara River is transversed by the Waterfall Way.
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