Burkes Creek

The Burkes Creek, a mostlyperennial 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.

Pulletop, Burnetts River
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
  elevation520 m (1,710 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Bullenbong Creek
south of Bulgary
35°5′48″S 146°58′1″E
167 m (548 ft)
Length105 km (65 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftMajors Creek (Wagga)
  rightGraveyard Creek, Pinnacle Creek (Wagga)

Course and features

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


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