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The Thomson River in south Queensland starts at an elevation of 215m and ends at an elevation of 130m flowing into the Cooper Creek.
The Thomson River drops around 84.9m over its 3500km length.
The Thomson River flows through Yarraman Waterhole (197m), Longreach Waterhole (185m), Rio Waterhole (180m), Dinah Waterhole (151m), Mahoney Waterhole (150m), Goongoon Waterhole (148m), Mailchange Waterhole (148m), Flaggy Waterhole (148m), Carella Waterhole (147m), Woolleys Lagoon (147m), Pelican Waterhole (139m), Twenty Mile Waterhole (136m), Fifteen Mile Waterhole (135m), Woolscour Waterhole (133m) and Twelve Mile Waterhole (132m) on its way to joining the Cooper Creek.
41 creeks and rivers flow into the Thomson River. The five longest tributaries are: Landsborough Creek, Vergemont Creek, Darr River, Towerhill Creek and Katherine Creek - click here for a full list of all 41 tributaries of the Thomson River.
The Thomson River is highlighted in yellow on the map below.
Bonzle users have caught and/or seen catfish, golden perch, silver perch and yabbies at Thomson River (Note: some species of fish may not be available at all times of the year. Always check State/Territory fishing regulations for size, bag/possession limits and licensing/permit requirements. Some native fish are protected and may not be taken). Is this list accurate? Have you caught or seen other species of fish at Thomson River? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
Bonzle users sighted or observed the following birds at Thomson River: australian pelican, brolga, emu, galah, little corella, little crow, red-tailed black-cockatoo, straw-necked ibis and whistling kite. Is this list accurate? Are you a keen bird watcher? Have you been bird watching at Thomson River? What species of birds have you seen? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here. For a comprehensive flexibound field guide to Australia's birds try Birds of Australia: Eighth Edition.
Bonzle users have said that the facilities at Thomson River include a boat ramp. Do you know of other facilities available at Thomson River? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
Bonzle users have reported that Thomson River is a good place for canoeing, fishing, jet skiing, swimming and water skiing. Do you know of other recreational activities at Thomson River? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
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