Merriwa River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMerriwa River
|Other name(s)||Smiths Rivulet, Merriwa Creek, Middle Creek, Harrys Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA), Upper Hunter|
|Local government area||Upper Hunter|
|Main source||Great Dividing Range
475 m (1,558 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Goulburn River
below Mount Kerrabee
158 m (518 ft)
|Length||78 km (48 mi)|
|River system||Hunter River catchment|
|National park||Goulburn River NP|
Course and features
Merriwa River rises on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, below Oxleys Peak, north of Merriwa and flows generally south, joined by eight minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Goulburn River below Mount Kerrabee. The river descends 317 metres (1,040 ft) over its 78 kilometres (48 mi) course.
At the town of Merriwa, the Golden Highway crosses the Merriwa River.
Merriwa is thought to be derived from the Aboriginal word meaning "grass seeds."
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