Paddys River (Australian Capital Territory)

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.

Paddys River viewed from Gibraltar Peak
Location of the Paddys River mouth in the ACT
TerritoryAustralian Capital Territory
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Capital Country
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceBlue Gum Creek and Punchbowl Creek
  locationCastle Hill in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
  coordinates35°29′32″S 148°58′58″E
  elevation758 m (2,487 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Cotter River
below Mount Stromlo
35°19′44″S 148°56′19″E
477 m (1,565 ft)
Length28 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftGibraltar Creek, Tidbinbilla River
National parkNamadgi

Location and features

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


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

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