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Bylong River
Other name(s) Bylong Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Central Tablelands, Hunter
Local government area Mid-Western Regional
Physical characteristics
Main source Wollemi National Park, Great Dividing Range
near Rylstone
748 m (2,454 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Goulburn River
north of Bylong
218 m (715 ft)
Length 48 km (30 mi)
Basin features
River system Hunter River catchment
  • Left:
    Cousins Creek, Growee River, Coggan Creek
  • Right:
    Reedy Creek (New South Wales), Wattle Creek, Lee Creek (New South Wales), Dry Creek (Bylong River)
National park Wollemi NP

Bylong River, a perennial river of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Central Tablelands and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.


Bylong River rises in the central tablelands of the Capertee Valley, within Wollemi National Park, on the north-western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, below Goat Mountain, and flows generally north-east, joined by seven tributaries, including the Growee River, before reaching its confluence with the Goulburn River, north of the village of Bylong. The river descends 530 metres (1,740 ft) over its 48 kilometres (30 mi) course.

The Goulburn River eventually flows into the Hunter River, a major waterway which flows into the Tasman Sea at Newcastle.

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