Dating back more than a hundred million years, the Murray River is the
longest single river in Australia, measuring some 2,375 km. If combined with the
tributaries of the Darling River, the Culgoa, Balonne and Condamine, the Murray
River System totals 2,844 kms, making it Australia's longest waterway.
The River Murray rises
Mount Kosciusko in New South Wales, and meanders
1,721 km across the state until it crosses the borders of Victoria to South Australia.
Although the Goulburn River is Victoria's longest river, the River Murray is
South Australia's longest river at 683 km. As the driest state, South Australia
gets more than half the water it uses from the River Murray.1
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