Myall River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMyall River
|Other name(s)||Upper Myall River|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast, Hunter|
|Local government area||Mid-Coast Council|
|Town||Bulahdelah, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest|
|Main source||Kyle Range, Great Dividing Range
north northeast of Stroud
352 m (1,155 ft)
|River mouth||Port Stephens
at Hawks Nest
0 m (0 ft)
|Length||92 km (57 mi)|
|River system||Mid-Coast Council|
|Basin size||819 km2 (316 sq mi)|
|National park||Myall Lakes NP|
Course and features
Myall River rises of the southern slopes of Kyle Range within the Great Dividing Range, north northeast of Stroud, and flows generally south southeast then southwest, joined by tributaries including, before reaching its mouth within Port Stephens at Hawks Nest. Port Stephens then empties into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean. The river descends 355 metres (1,165 ft) over its 92 kilometres (57 mi) course.
After flowing past the town of Bulahdelah, east of the small settlement of Nerong, the Myall River enters the most southern of the three Ramsar-protected Myall Lakes, Bombah Broadwater, within the Myall Lakes National Park. The flow of the river runs adjacent to the coastline and through both the Little Brasswater and the Brasswater near the towns of Tea Gardens, and Hawks Nest.
Two notable bridges cross the Myall River. The Bulahdelah Bridge, carries the Pacific Highway, across the river north of Bulahdelah and the Singing Bridge crosses the river between Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest..
The word myall is an Australian Aboriginal term for a small silver-grey wattle tree.
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