Bredbo River

Bredbo River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

EtymologyAboriginal: joining of waters[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: South Eastern Highlands
Physical characteristics
SourceBald Mountain
 • locationnorth east of Cooma
 • elevation1,380 m (4,530 ft)
MouthMurrumbidgee River
 • location
near Bredbo
 • elevation
695 m (2,280 ft)
Length52 km (32 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin
 • leftCeleys Creek, Cowra Creek, Birchams Creek
 • rightCutmore Creek, Frogs Hole Creek, Strike-a-Light River, Cappanana Creek

Location and featuresEdit

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range at Bald Hill and flows generally west, joined by seven tributaries including Strike-a-Light River, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south–east of Bredbo;[3] descending 688 metres (2,257 ft) over its 52-kilometre (32 mi) course.[2]

The river flows through the town of Bredbo; from where it draws its name, an Aboriginal word meaning joining of waters.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Home". Bredbo Community Progress Association. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Bredbo River". Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bredbo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 January 2013.  

Coordinates: 35°58′S 149°08′E / 35.967°S 149.133°E / -35.967; 149.133