Gloucester River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGloucester River
Upper reaches of the Gloucester River, at Gloucester Falls, within Barrington Tops National Park, 1997.
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||NSW North Coast|
|Local government area||Dungog, Mid-Coast Council|
|Main source||Gloucester Tops, Great Dividing Range
north northwest of Dungog
1,190 m (3,900 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Manning River
west of Wingham
38 m (125 ft)
|Length||102 km (63 mi)|
|River system||Manning River catchment|
|National park||Barrington Tops|
Course and features
Gloucester River rises within Gloucester Tops, on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, south east of Gloucester, and flows generally east northeast, joined by six tributaries including the Avon, Barrington, and Bowman rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, west of Wingham. The river descends 1,150 metres (3,770 ft) over its 102 kilometres (63 mi) course.
The headwaters of the river originate in the World Heritage Barrington Tops region, flowing through the Barrington Tops National Park comprising Antarctic Beech and Southern Sassafras high altitude rainforest. In the middle and lower reaches, the river flows through subtropical rainforest that includes Red Cedar and Rosewood trees.
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