Cooma Back Creek

The Cooma Back Creek, a mostlyperennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Cooma Back
Location of the Cooma Back Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
LGASnowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationbelow Two Tree Hill
  coordinates36°20′34″S 149°4′11″E
  elevation943 m (3,094 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Cooma Creek
36°13′52″S 149°7′11″E
785 m (2,575 ft)
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  rightJillimatong Creek

Course and features

Cooma Back Creek
Source below Two Tree Hill
36.342778°S 149.069722°E / -36.342778; 149.069722
Jillimatong Creek
Maffra Road
Lambie Gorge
Sharp Street, Cooma
Snowy Mountains Highway
Sandy Creek
Barrack Street, Cooma
Cooma Creek

The Cooma Back Creek (technically a river[2]) rises below Two Tree Hill, south southeast of North Brother and south by east of Middle Brother, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north and then north by east, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its confluence with the Cooma Creek in the town of Cooma. The Cooma Back Creek descends 157 metres (515 ft) over its 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) course.[1]

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses Cooma Back Creek in Cooma.

See also


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