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Mcdonald River is located in Queensland
Mcdonald River
Location of Mcdonald River mouth in Queensland
Other name(s) Macdonald; Collett
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Far North Queensland
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
River mouth Gulf of Carpentaria
north of Mapoon
0 m (0 ft)
11°32′11″S 142°04′08″E / 11.53639°S 142.06889°E / -11.53639; 142.06889
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Basin features
Basin size 2,723 km2 (1,051 sq mi)

The Mcdonald River, also known as the Macdonald River and locally as the Collett River, is a river located in Far North Queensland, Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range on Cape York Peninsula. Formed by the confluence of two unnamed creeks, the river flows in a westerly direction eventually discharging to the Gulf of Carpentaria, north of Mapoon. The river descends 14 metres (46 ft) over its 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) course.

The river has a catchment area of 2,723 square kilometres (1,051 sq mi) of which an area of 105 square kilometres (41 sq mi) is composed of estuarine wetlands.

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