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Not to be confused with Burke River (Queensland).
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Burkes
Other name(s) Pulletop, Burnetts River
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Riverina (IBRA)
LGA Wagga Wagga
Town Mangoplah, The Rock
Physical characteristics
Main source Kyeamba Gap
near Turkey Springs
520 m (1,710 ft)
River mouth confluence with Bullenbong Creek
south of Bulgary
167 m (548 ft)
Length 105 km (65 mi)
Basin features
River system Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Majors Creek (Wagga)
  • Right:
    Graveyard Creek, Pinnacle Creek (Wagga)

The Burkes Creek, a mostly–perennial river that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

The Burkes Creek (technically a river) rises near Turkey Springs, below Kyeamba Gap, and flows generally southwest then northwest, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Bullenbong Creek south of Bulgary. The Bullenbong Creek is a tributary of the Old Man Creek, which itself is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River. The Burkes Creek descends 352 metres (1,155 ft) over its 105-kilometre (65 mi) course.

The Olympic Highway crosses Burkes Creek at The Rock.

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