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Nullica River
Other name(s) Myrrial River
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), South Coast
Municipality Bega Valley
Physical characteristics
Main source Nullica Hill, Nullica State Forest
west of Eden
137 m (449 ft)
River mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Nullica Bay, Twofold Bay
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)
  • Average depth:
    0.6 m (2 ft 0 in)
Basin features
Basin size 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
  • Right:
    Leos Creek

The Nullica River is an intermittently closed semi-mature saline coastal lagoon or perennial river, located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

The Nullica River rises below Nullica Hill within Nullica State Forest, approximately 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Eden, The river flows generally east southeast, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth and emptying into Nullica Bay, within Twofold Bay, and spilling into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, east of Nullica. The river descends 137 metres (449 ft) over its 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) course.

The catchment area of the river is 55 square kilometres (21 sq mi) with a volume of 176 megalitres (6.2×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 0.3 square kilometres (0.12 sq mi), at an average depth of 0.6 metres (2 ft 0 in).

West of the river's mouth, the Princes Highway crosses the Nullica River.

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