Tarlo River

The Tarlo River, a perennial river[1] that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Middle Arm Creek, Upper Tarlo Creek, Tarlo Creek, Cookbundoon River[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Tablelands
DistrictSouthern Highlands
Local government areasUpper Lachlan, Wollondilly
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationMiddle Arm east of Crookwell
  elevation787 m (2,582 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Wollondilly River
Mount Penong, east of Taralga
395 m (1,296 ft)
Length92 km (57 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftStony Creek (Wollondilly)
National parkTarlo River National Park

Course and features

The Tarlo River rises within the Great Dividing Range, near the locality of Middle Arm east of Crookwell, and flows generally south southeast, north, and then east, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Wollondilly River near Mount Penong, east of Taralga. The river descends 393 metres (1,289 ft) over its 92-kilometre (57 mi) course and it flows through the Tarlo River National Park.[2]

See also


  1. "Tarlo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  2. "Tarlo River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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