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Goulburn River
Goulburn River at Goulburn River Natiional Park.JPG
Goulburn River at Goulburn River National Park
Other name(s) Reedy Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Upper Hunter
Local government area Mid-Western Regional
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
River mouth confluence with the Hunter River
south Denman
97 m (318 ft)
Length 221 km (137 mi)
Basin features
River system Hunter River catchment
  • Left:
    Munmurra River, Krui River, Poggy Creek, Tunbridge Creek, Bow River, Merriwa River, Eckfords Creek, Worondi Rivulet, Giants Creek, Wybong Creek
  • Right:
    Wollar Creek, Rocky Creek (New South Wales), Bylong River, Mount Misery Creek, Honeysuckle Creek (New South Wales), Kerrabee Creek, Quarry Creek, Widden Brook, Baerami Creek, Kings Creek (New South Wales)
National parks Goulburn River NP

Goulburn River, a perennial river of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Goulburn River rises at the confluence of Moolarben Creek and Sportsmans Hollow Creek, on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near the village of Ulan, east of Mudgee and flows generally eastward, joined by twenty-one tributaries including the Munmurra, Krui, Bylong, Bow, and Merriwa rivers and Worondi Rivulet. The river reaches its confluence with the Hunter River, south of Denman. The majority of the course of the river flows through the Goulburn River National Park. The river descends 337 metres (1,106 ft) over its 221 kilometres (137 mi) course.


William Lawson explored the area in 1823. Goulburn River was named in honour of Henry Goulburn, a British politician in the 1820s.

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