Rock Flat Creek

The Rock Flat Creek, a watercourse[1] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Rock Flat
Flat, Tolbar[1]
Location of the Rock Flat Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionSnowy Mountains (IBRA), Monaro
LGASnowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceAustralian Alps, Great Dividing Range
  locationbelow One Tree Hill
  coordinates36°26′5″S 149°13′10″E
  elevation1,060 m (3,480 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Cooma Creek
north of Cooma
36°7′27″S 149°11′21″E
719 m (2,359 ft)
Length41 km (25 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin

Course and features

The Rock Flat Creek (technically a river[1]) rises below One Tree Hill, on the lower slopes of the Snowy Mountains, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally north by west before reaching its confluence with the Cooma Creek just upstream from that creek's confluence to form the Numeralla River (itself a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River), north of the town of Cooma. The creek descends 336 metres (1,102 ft) over its 41-kilometre (25 mi) course.[2]

The Monaro Highway crosses the creek near the locality of Milton Park.[2]

There is a mineral spring that comes to the surface on the bank of Rock Flat Creek about 16km south-east of Cooma. The spring water issues from near the base of a small rocky mount composed of highly inclined beds of quartzite and the surface of the flat in the vicinity of the spring is tufaceous limestone that has been deposited there by the spring water. The flow rate of the spring is about 245-litres per hour. The spring water has a pleasant taste and is carbonated.[3]

See also


  1. "Rock Flat Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  2. "Map of Rock Flat Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. "Mining Industries on the Monaro  MINERAL SPRINGS". Retrieved 19 February 2019.
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