Moore River, Western Australia

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Moore River is a river in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.GeographyThe headwaters of the Moore River lie in the Perenjori, Carnamah and Dalwallinu Shires. The river then drains southwards through Moora, flows westerly before joining with the Moore River East near Mogumber, then flows in a westerly direction over the Edengerie Cascade, through the northern edge of the Moore River Nature Reserve, then through the Gingin Scarp, discharging into the Indian Ocean at Guilderton.The river includes a catchment that extends from just south of Three Springs to Guilderton. The catchment has a total area of 13800km2 and is 80% cleared for agriculture. The catchment area is used for broadacre farming but with increasing diversification in horticulture and tree plantations. The river mouth at Guilderton typically closes during the summer months due to insufficient water flow, creating a sandbar.The river has nine subcatchment areas and has a number of tributaries and lakes along the length of the river. The salinity levels in the river catchment vary from brackish to saline with the exception of Gingin Brook which remains fresh throughout the year.HistoryThe Aboriginal people referred to the lower part of the river as Garban. It was renamed River Moore in May 1836 by Corporal Patrick Heffron of the 63rd Regiment of Foot, after his expedition leader George Fletcher Moore, Advocate-General. The exploratory party comprised Moore, Heffron and an Aboriginal man named Weenat. Heffron was notable for his participation in the Battle of Pinjarra in 1834.
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  • Moore river estuary is about an hour's drive north of Perth; it's a popular sea-side hideaway and a great spot to spend a hot summers day relaxing on the river or basking on the white sand and swimmin...  more »
  • A day spent at the Moore River Estuary is the perfect day out for a young family. The grassed areas along the river are perfect for putting up the gazebo and having a picnic while relaxing and enjoyin...  more »
  • Plenty of accommodation options or just enjoy for the day. Guilderton is where the river meets the beach with a sandbar in between - perfect for all water based activities.  more »

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