The Flinders River
Located at the northern end of Gray Street, visitors will find the Flinders River – Queensland’s longest river.
The Flinders River is Queensland's longest river and Australia’s sixth largest, extending 1004km. After rising northeast of Hughenden in the Burra Ranges, the Flinders then flows past Hughenden, Richmond and Julia Creek before making its way north into the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The river was named after Matthew Flinders by Lieutenant Stokes of the HMS Beagle in 1841.
Although you most probably will not see the river in flood, the River Walk incorporates a walking trail along the banks of the Flinders River giving you a chance to imagine and appreciate the distance the river travels. Over the wet season swimming is a very popular activity.
- Flinders River, Hughenden, QLD 4821