Macalister River

Natural Attractions

Macalister River, Licola VIC 3858, Australia
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The Macalister River rises below Mount Howitt, part of the Great Dividing Range in the southern portion of the Alpine National Park; and flows generally south by east in a highly meandering course. The river is joined by fifteen tributaries including the Caledonia, Wellington, and Barkly rivers, impounded by the Glenmaggie Dam that creates Lake Glenmaggie, before reaching its confluence with the Thomson River, south of Maffra. The river descends 1,530 metres over its 177-kilometre course. The fertile flats and valley floor of the Macalister River support agriculture around the town of Licola.

Keen anglers are able to dip a line and try to hook brown trout, redfin, river blackfish, Gippsland spiny crayfish, European carp and possibly some short-finned and long-finned eels. Best fishing is in spring and autumn. Stocked regularly with rainbow trout by The Victorian Fisheries Authority.