The Strike-a-Light River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area of New South Wales, Australia.
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro|
|Source||Great Dividing Range|
|⁃ location||near Jerangle|
|⁃ elevation||1,200 m (3,900 ft)|
|east of Bredbo|
|733 m (2,405 ft)|
|Length||38 km (24 mi)|
|River system||Murrumbidgee catchment,|
The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Jerangle, and flows generally north north-west, north-west, south-west and then south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bredbo River, east of Bredbo; descending 464 metres (1,522 ft) over its 38-kilometre (24 mi) course.
Flora and fauna
Strike-a-Light River flows through the Strike-a-Light Nature Reserve.
The Strike-a-Light River is inhabited by a number of amphibian species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii), common eastern froglet (Crinia signifera), pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerilii), spotted grass frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) and Verreaux's tree frog (Litoria verreauxii).
- "Strike-a-Light River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Map of Strike A Light River, NSW". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves - Plan of Management" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. October 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves Fire Management Strategy" (PDF). South West Slopes Region. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2009.