Bredbo River

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Bredbo River
Perennial stream
Name origin: Aboriginal: joining of waters[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: South Eastern Highlands
District Monaro
Municipality Cooma-Monaro
Part of Murray–Darling basin
 - left Celeys Creek, Cowra Creek, Birchams Creek
 - right Cutmore Creek, Frogs Hole Creek, Strike-a-Light River, Cappanana Creek
Source Bald Mountain
 - location north of Yass
 - elevation 1,380 m (4,528 ft)
Mouth Murrumbidgee River
 - location near Bredbo
 - elevation 695 m (2,280 ft)
Length 52 km (32 mi)
Bonzle map[2]

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.

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] dropping 688 metres (2,257 ft) over its course of 52 kilometres (32 mi).[2]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Home". Bredbo Community Progress Association. 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