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Myall River
Singing Bridge.JPG
Singing Bridge across the Myall River at Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest.
Other name(s) Upper Myall River
Country Australia
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
Physical characteristics
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)
Basin features
River system Mid-Coast Council
Basin size 819 km2 (316 sq mi)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Kyle Creek, Pipers Creek (Great Lakes, New South Wales)
  • Right:
    Crawford River, Little Myall River, Monkey Jacket Creek
National park Myall Lakes NP

Myall River, an open semi-mature brackish freshwater barrier estuary of the Mid-Coast Council system, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

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..

Etymology

The word myall is an Australian Aboriginal term for a small silver-grey wattle tree.

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