Strike-a-Light River

The Strike-a-Light River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area of New South Wales, Australia.

Tinderry Creek, Strike-A-Light Creek[1]
Strike-a-Light River is located in New South Wales
Strike-a-Light River
Location of the Strike-a-Light River mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
MunicipalitySnowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
 • locationnear Jerangle
 • elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
MouthBredbo River
 • location
east of Bredbo
 • coordinates
35°58′17″S 149°13′49″E / 35.97139°S 149.23028°E / -35.97139; 149.23028Coordinates: 35°58′17″S 149°13′49″E / 35.97139°S 149.23028°E / -35.97139; 149.23028
 • elevation
733 m (2,405 ft)
Length38 km (24 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Jerangle, and flows generally north north-west, north-west, south-west and then south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bredbo River, east of Bredbo; descending 464 metres (1,522 ft) over its 38-kilometre (24 mi) course.[2]

Flora and faunaEdit

Strike-a-Light River flows through the Strike-a-Light Nature Reserve.

The Strike-a-Light River is inhabited by a number of amphibian species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii), common eastern froglet (Crinia signifera), pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerilii), spotted grass frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) and Verreaux's tree frog (Litoria verreauxii).[3]

Vegetation communities through which the river passes include Scribbly Gum/Apple Box – Dry Shrub Forest, Ribbon Gum – Valley Forest as well as partially cleared areas of natural vegetation.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Strike-a-Light River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.  
  2. ^ a b "Map of Strike A Light River, NSW". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves – Plan of Management" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. October 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves Fire Management Strategy" (PDF). South West Slopes Region. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2009.