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An aerial photograph of the Nattai River to form Lake Burragorang, in 2012.
Nattai River is located in New South Wales
Nattai River
Location of the Nattai River mouth in New South Wales
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Sydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands
LGA Wollondilly
Physical characteristics
Main source Mittagong Range, Great Dividing Range
south of Mittagong
452 m (1,483 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Wollondilly River to form Lake Burragorang
116 m (381 ft)
Length 51 km (32 mi)
Basin features
River system Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  • Left:
    Wanganderry Creek, Allum River
  • Right:
    Rocky Waterholes Creek, Martins Creek (Wollondilly), Little River, Gillans Creek
National park Nattai National Park

The Nattai River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

The Nattai River rises on the Mittagong Range within the Great Dividing Range, south of Mittagong, and flows generally north northwest and then north northeast, joined by nine tributaries including the Little River, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River within Lake Burragorang southwest of the locality of Nattai. The river descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 51-kilometre (32 mi) course.

The river flows through the Nattai National Park and is a source of water for the Sydney region.

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