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Little River Gorge
Country Australia
State Victoria
Region Australian Alps (IBRA), Victorian Alps, East Gippsland
LGA Shire of East Gippsland
Physical characteristics
Main source Mount Strabroke
Snowy River National Park
998 m (3,274 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Snowy River
west of Sugarloaf
156 m (512 ft)
Length 27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River system Snowy River catchment
Tributaries
  • Right:
    Wombargo Creek
National park Alpine NP, Snowy River

The Little River is a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, located in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. It is one of two rivers of the same name that are tributaries of the Snowy River, the other being the Little River (Kosciuszko National Park).

Course and features

The Little River rises below Mount Stradbroke in a remote alpine wilderness area within the Alpine National Park, and flows generally southeast, the south and leaves the national park, before heading southeast, then south by southeast, re-entering the Alpine National Park and flowing through the Snowy River National Park; joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River west of the Sugarloaf in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 842 metres (2,762 ft) over its 27-kilometre (17 mi) course.

At the locality of Wulgulmerang, the river is traversed by the Snowy River Road (C608) and McKillips Road (C611).

Little River Gorge

The Little River Gorge, located at 37°5′3″S 148°18′43″E / 37.08417°S 148.31194°E / -37.08417; 148.31194, is the deepest gorge in the state of Victoria; and is located in the Snowy River National Park in East Gippsland.

A cliff-top lookout with views over the gorge is accessed by a walking track that is 400 metres (1,300 ft) long. A second lookout has views toward the gorge and Little River Falls.

History

The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Little River are the Australian Aboriginal Bidawal and Nindi-Ngudjam Ngarigu Monero peoples.

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