The Karuah River is one of several beautiful rivers born in the Barrington Tops hinterland of the Barrington Coast. As their crystal clear waters tumble from the rugged peaks, they breathe life into the land; for this is the Barrington Coast - a place where the leaves touch the waters from the mountains to the sea.
The Karuah River is renowned for its calm scenic beauty that's perfect for boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, swimming and scenic cruises.
It's formed in the Gloucester Tops precinct of Barrington Tops National Park, flows south-eastwards for 101 kilometres and descends 600 metres. After flowing past the historic town of Stroud, the Karuah River passes the quaint villages of Booral and Allworth before joining the bay of Port Stephens at the town of Karuah, renowned for oysters.