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Bielsdown River, a perennial stream[1] that is part of the Clarence River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.

Bielsdown River
Bielsdown Creek[1]
Dangar Falls Dorrigo-retouched-by-karstn.jpg
Dangar Falls on the Bielsdown River.
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
MunicipalityBellingen
Physical characteristics
SourceDorrigo Plateau, Great Dividing Range
 ⁃ locationwest of Dorrigo
 ⁃ elevation936 m (3,071 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Nymboida River
 ⁃ location
west of Cascade
 ⁃ elevation
477 m (1,565 ft)
Length38 km (24 mi)
Basin features
River systemClarence River catchment
Tributaries 
 ⁃ rightRocky Creek (New South Wales)
WaterfallDangar Falls
[2]

CourseEdit

Bielsdown River rises on the Dorrigo Plateau within the Great Dividing Range, below Fernbrook, west of Dorrigo, and flows generally to the north and northeast, joined by one minor tributary towards its confluence with Nymboida River, west of Cascade. The river descends 459 metres (1,506 ft) over its 38 kilometres (24 mi) course.[2]

About 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) north of Dorrigo, the river descends downs Dangar Falls.[3] The falls are small but picturesque, and are a popular photographic subject.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bielsdown River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 February 2013.  
  2. ^ a b "Bielsdown River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Dangar Falls". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 June 2009.  
  4. ^ "Dangar Falls". Stevografix. Archived from the original on 14 September 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009.

Coordinates: 30°19′S 152°44′E / 30.317°S 152.733°E / -30.317; 152.733