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Blaxland
Country Australia
Region Sydney basin (IBRA), Greater Western Sydney
Local government area Penrith
Physical characteristics
Main source near Mulgoa
River mouth confluence with South Creek
Orchard Hills
Length 10 km (6.2 mi)
Basin features
River system Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment

Blaxland Creek, a watercourse that is part of the HawkesburyNepean catchment, is located in Greater Western Sydney, Australia.

Course and features

Blaxland Creek rises in the western suburbs of Sydney, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) east south-east of Mulgoa and flows generally north by east, and then north-east by east before reaching its confluence with South Creek, in the suburb of Orchard Hills. The creek has a course of approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi).

Blaxland Creek, on Department of Defence land near Penrith, is probably the last near-pristine freshwater stream in the Cumberland Plain. Blaxland Creek, because it has been relatively untouched by development, can be used not only as a touchstone for understanding the biodiversity of other freshwater streams on the Cumberland Plain but as a way of reintroducing native species to other streams.

The creek in named in honour of Gregory Blaxland, a pioneer farmer and explorer who was granted land in the Orchard Hills area from 1810.

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