Burkes Creek

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Pulletop, Burnetts River
Burkes Creek is located in New South Wales
Burkes Creek
Location of the Burkes Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionRiverina (IBRA)
LGAWagga Wagga
TownMangoplah, The Rock
Physical characteristics
SourceKyeamba Gap
 ⁃ locationnear Turkey Springs
 ⁃ coordinates35°29′18″S 147°30′43″E / 35.48833°S 147.51194°E / -35.48833; 147.51194
 ⁃ elevation520 m (1,710 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Bullenbong Creek
 ⁃ location
south of Bulgary
 ⁃ coordinates
35°5′48″S 146°58′1″E / 35.09667°S 146.96694°E / -35.09667; 146.96694Coordinates: 35°5′48″S 146°58′1″E / 35.09667°S 146.96694°E / -35.09667; 146.96694
 ⁃ elevation
167 m (548 ft)
Length105 km (65 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
 ⁃ leftMajors Creek (Wagga)
 ⁃ rightGraveyard Creek, Pinnacle Creek (Wagga)

The Burkes Creek, a mostly–perennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Burkes Creek (technically a river[2]) rises near Turkey Springs, below Kyeamba Gap, and flows generally southwest then northwest, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Bullenbong Creek south of Bulgary. The Bullenbong Creek is a tributary of the Old Man Creek, which itself is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River. The Burkes Creek descends 352 metres (1,155 ft) over its 105-kilometre (65 mi) course.[1]

The Olympic Highway crosses Burkes Creek at The Rock.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Burkes Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Burkes Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

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