Burke River (New South Wales)

The Burke River, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Nepean River catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia.

Wombat Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands
Physical characteristics
SourceSouthern Highlands
  locationnear Mount Murray
  elevation635 m (2,083 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Nepean River
near Yerrinbool
324 m (1,063 ft)
Length22 km (14 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  rightLittle Burke River (New South Wales)
ReservoirLake Nepean

The Burke River rises on the western slopes of Macquarie Pass, below Mount Murray, and flows generally to the north, before reaching its confluence with the Nepean River, as it is impounded by Lake Nepean. The river descends 312 metres (1,024 ft) over its 22-kilometre (14 mi) course.[2]

The river flows within the Water Supply Reserve of Greater Sydney.[2]

See also


  1. "Burke River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. "Burke River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2013.

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