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Guy Fawkes River
Ebor Falls.JPG
Upper and lower Ebor Falls, within Guy Fawkes River National Park, 2008
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
District New England, Northern Tablelands
Municipality Guyra
Physical characteristics
Main source Snowy Range, Great Dividing Range
southeast of Ebor
1,410 m (4,630 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Sara River to form the Boyd River
within Guy Fawkes River National Park
304 m (997 ft)
Length 101 km (63 mi)
Basin features
River system Clarence River catchment
National park Guy Fawkes River NP

Guy Fawkes River, a perennial stream that is part of the Clarence River catchment, is in the New England and Northern Tablelands districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Guy Fawkes River rises below Majors Point, on the northern slopes of the Snowy Range, an eastern spur of the Great Dividing Range, east of the village of Ebor. The river spills over the 115 metres (377 ft) columned basalt rock Ebor Falls, and enters a deep valley, joined by four tributaries, including Aberfoyle River, flowing generally northward and eventually forming its confluence with the Sara River to form the Boyd River. The river descends 1,110 metres (3,640 ft) over its 101 kilometres (63 mi) course; and passes below Round Mountain, the highest peak of the Northern Tablelands.

The river's course generally runs from the south to north along the valley of the Demon Fault Line, within the Guy Fawkes River National Park. Adjoining the national park are the Guy Fawkes River Nature Reserve and Guy Fawkes River State Conservation Area.

The Bicentennial National Trail runs along the western side of Guy Fawkes River on what is a travelling stock route.

The largest of the Grevillea genus, Southern Silky Oak, or Grevillea robusta, is distributed in the Guy Fawkes River area, which is the southern limit of its natural environment. It has attractive orange-yellow flowers and may reach up to 35 metres (115 ft) with a trunk diameter in excess of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in).


The river is named after Guy Fawkes Day. Major Edward Parke named the Guy Fawkes River after camping nearby on Guy Fawkes Day, 5 November 1845.

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