Cudgegong River

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Cudgegong River
Mudgee River[1]
Perennial stream[1]
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Cudgegong River at Mudgee
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Central West, Orana
Municipalities Mid-Western, Wellington
Part of Macquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location near Rylstone in Wollemi National Park
 - elevation 766 m (2,513 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Macquarie River
 - location Lake Burrendong
 - elevation 341 m (1,119 ft)
Length 250 km (155 mi)
Reservoirs Rylstone Reservoir, Lake Windamere, Lake Burrendong

Cudgegong River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the central western and Orana districts of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises of the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range within Wollemi National Park, east of Rylstone, and flows generally west, north-west, and south-west, joined by fourteen tributaries, including Wyaldra Creek and Lawsons Creek, before reaching its confluence with the Macquarie River at Lake Burrendong; descending 425 metres (1,394 ft) over its 250-kilometre (160 mi) course.

Several reservoirs, including Rylstone Reservoir and Lake Windamere, impede the natural flow of the Cudgegong River past the towns of Mudgee, and near Gulgong.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cudgegong River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Cudgegong River". Retrieved 4 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°37′S 149°16′E / 32.617°S 149.267°E / -32.617; 149.267