Adelong Creek

The Adelong Creek, a perennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes, and Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Location of the Adelong Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands, Riverina (IBRA), South West Slopes
LGAsSnowy Valleys, Cootamundra-Gundagai
TownAdelong, Tumblong
Physical characteristics
SourceAustralian Alps, Great Dividing Range
  locationsouthwest of Batlow
  coordinates35°32′3″S 148°4′40″E
  elevation451 m (1,480 ft)
MouthMurrumbidgee River
near Gundagai
35°6′13″S 148°2′9″E
212 m (696 ft)
Length46 km (29 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  rightCalifat Creek
WaterfallAdelong Falls

Course and features

The Adelong Creek (technically a river[2]) rises below Wondalga, southwest of Batlow sourced by runoff from the Australian Alps, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally north through the towns of Adelong and Tumblong, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River southwest of Gundagai. The creek descends 239 metres (784 ft) over its 46-kilometre (29 mi) course.[1]

The river is crossed by the Snowy Mountains Highway at Adelong; and the Hume Highway at Tumblong.

See also


  1. "Map of Adelong Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. "Adelong Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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