Paddys River (Australian Capital Territory)

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Paddys River viewed from Gibraltar Peak.jpg
Paddys River viewed from Gibraltar Peak
Country Australia
Territory Australian Capital Territory
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Capital Country
Part of Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
 - left Gibraltar Creek, Tidbinbilla River
Source confluence Blue Gum Creek and Punchbowl Creek
 - location Castle Hill in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
 - elevation 758 m (2,487 ft)
 - coordinates 35°29′32″S 148°58′58″E / 35.49222°S 148.98278°E / -35.49222; 148.98278
Mouth confluence with Cotter River
 - location below Mount Stromlo
 - elevation 477 m (1,565 ft)
 - coordinates 35°19′44″S 148°56′19″E / 35.32889°S 148.93861°E / -35.32889; 148.93861Coordinates: 35°19′44″S 148°56′19″E / 35.32889°S 148.93861°E / -35.32889; 148.93861
Length 28 km (17 mi)
National park Namadgi
Paddys River (Australian Capital Territory) is located in Australian Capital Territory
Paddys River (Australian Capital Territory)
Location of the Paddys River mouth in the ACT

Paddys River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

Paddys River rises on the eastern slopes of the Brindabella Ranges in the south-west of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), below Castle Hill in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, within Namadgi National Park and is formed by the confluence of Blue Gum Creek and Punchbowl Creek. The river, joined by Tidbinbilla River and Gibraltar Creek, flows generally north-west and to the west of the Canberra suburbs of Conder and Gordon, before reaching its confluence with Cotter River, near Mount Stromlo. The river descends 281 metres (922 ft) over its 28-kilometre (17 mi) course.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Paddys River, ACT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 October 2012.