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Adelong
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South West Slopes
IBRAs
LGAs
  • Snowy Valleys
  • Cootamundra-Gundagai
Physical characteristics
Main source Australian Alps, Great Dividing Range
southwest of Batlow
451 m (1,480 ft)
River mouth Murrumbidgee River
near Gundagai
212 m (696 ft)
Length 46 km (29 mi)
Basin features
River system Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
  • Right:
    Califat Creek
Waterfall Adelong Falls

The Adelong Creek, a perennial river that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes, and Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

The Adelong Creek (technically a river) rises below Wondalga, southwest of Batlow sourced by runoff from the Australian Alps, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally north through the towns of Adelong and Tumblong, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River southwest of Gundagai. The creek descends 239 metres (784 ft) over its 46-kilometre (29 mi) course.

The river is crossed by the Snowy Mountains Highway at Adelong; and the Hume Highway at Tumblong.

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