Sunset across the flooded Culgoa River floodplains

Flinders River

Note, there have been no known trips. Everything is based on water gauge flows and topo maps only.

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Key Waypoints

  • 0 km

    Source

    Elevation 900 m
    Coordinates 19° 58' 6.2" S, 144° 36' 59.0" E

  • 203 km

    Hughenden

    Distance between locations 203 km Elevation 315 m Slope 2.89‰
    Coordinates 20° 50' 25.8" S, 144° 12' 6.8" E

    Dry riverbed Google Street View

  • 358 km

    Richmond

    Elevation 206 m Slope 0.70‰
    Coordinates 20° 43' 38.3" S, 143° 9' 10.8" E
    Population 155

    Dry riverbed Google Street View

    20° 38' 12.5" S, 142° 55' 3.7" EStawell (Cambridge Creek) River
    Distance note 33 km From Richmond
    18° 36' 5.0" S, 140° 40' 31.4" ECloncurry River
    Distance note 454 km From Richmond
    18° 24' 46.4" S, 140° 52' 17.4" ESaxby River
    Distance note 486 km From Richmond
  • 905 km

    Burke Developmental Rd

    Distance between locations 547 km Elevation 7 m Slope 0.36‰
    Coordinates 18° 9' 41.4" S, 140° 51' 22.7" E
    Bynoe River
    Distance between locations 28 km
    Coordinates 17° 56' 8.5" S, 140° 50' 13.9" E
  • 1,013 km

    Gulf of Carpentaria

    Distance between locations 109 km Elevation 0 m Slope 0.06‰
    Coordinates 17° 35' 44.9" S, 140° 35' 37.0" E
    17° 29' 16.4" S, 140° 50' 1.3" EKarumba (Norman River)
    Distance note 35 km From mouth
    17° 39' 54.0" S, 141° 5' 20.4" ENormanton
    Distance note 115 km From mouth

    Wide river Google Street View

River Map

Key towns along the river are shown below.

  • Source
  • Hughenden
  • Richmond
  • Stawell River
  • Cloncurry River
  • Saxby River
  • Burke Dev Rd
  • Bynoe River
  • Gulf of Carpentaria

Distance Table

The distances were calculated by manually digitizing the river path from Bing aerial images in QGIS (WGS 84 / UTM Zone 55S).

Distances (KM)
Source
Hughenden
Richmond
Stawell River
Cloncurry River
Burke Dev Rd
Ocean
Distances (KM)
Source 0 203 358 391 839 905 1013 Source
Hughenden 203 0 155 188 636 702 811 Hughenden
Richmond 358 155 0 33 481 547 655 Richmond
Stawell River 391 188 33 0 448 514 622 Stawell River
Cloncurry River 839 636 481 448 0 65 174 Cloncurry River
Burke Dev Rd 905 702 547 514 65 0 109 Burke Dev Rd
Ocean 1013 811 655 622 174 109 0 Ocean
Distances (KM)
Source
Hughenden
Richmond
Stawell River
Cloncurry River
Burke Dev Rd
Ocean
Distances (KM)

Homesteads

Reedy Station appears closest to the source. Upstream of Hughenden down to Burke Developmental Road there are significant numbers of farms on the left and right sides of the main flood plains.