Bredbo River

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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 east of Cooma
 - elevation 1,380 m (4,528 ft)
Mouth Murrumbidgee River
 - location near Bredbo
 - elevation 695 m (2,280 ft)
Length 52 km (32 mi)

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.

Location and features[edit]

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 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