Current Musing: Murray and Darling River Systems (In Progress)
Ferns beside a still pool

Key Info

Mount Kosciuszko

Australia's highest mountain.

Elevation 2,228m
Coordinates 36° 27' 21.0" S, 148° 15' 49.0" E
Snowy Moutains, NSW

Murray River

Ngarrindjeri: Millewa, Yorta Yorta: Tongala

Australia's longest river at 2,508 kilometres (1,558 mi) in length, flowing from the Cowombat flats, VIC to the ocean near Lake Alexandrina, SA. It's path determines the border between NSW and VIC

Source

Elevation 1,430m
Coordinates 36° 47' 46.0" S, 148° 11' 40.0" E
Australian Alps, NSW

Mouth

Elevation 0m
Coordinates 35° 33' 27.3" S, 138° 52' 42.9" E
near Goolwa, SA

Tributaries
Mitta Mitta River, Kiewa River, Ovens River, Goulburn River, Campaspe River, Loddon River, Swampy Plains River, Murrumbidgee River, Darling River
Murray–Darling catchment area
1,061,469 km2 or one-seventh of Australia's total land mass and considered Australia's food bowl.
Major Settlements
Albury/Wodonga, Mulwala/Yarrawonga, Moama/Echuca, Swan Hill, Mildura, Renmark and Murray Bridge