Cudgegong River

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Cudgegong River
Mudgee River[1]
Cudgegong river mudgee.jpg
Cudgegong River at Mudgee
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Central West, Orana
MunicipalitiesMid-Western, Wellington
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
 • locationnear Rylstone in Wollemi National Park
 • elevation766 m (2,513 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macquarie River
 • location
Lake Burrendong
 • elevation
341 m (1,119 ft)
Length250 km (160 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirsRylstone Reservoir, Lake Windamere, Lake Burrendong

Cudgegong River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the central western and Orana districts of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises of the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range within Wollemi National Park, east of Rylstone, and flows generally west, north-west, and south-west, joined by fourteen tributaries, including Wyaldra Creek and Lawsons Creek, before reaching its confluence with the Macquarie River at Lake Burrendong; descending 425 metres (1,394 ft) over its 250-kilometre (160 mi) course.

Several reservoirs, including Rylstone Reservoir and Lake Windamere, impede the natural flow of the Cudgegong River past the towns of Mudgee, and near Gulgong.[2]


  1. ^ "Cudgegong River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 February 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Map of Cudgegong River". Retrieved 4 February 2013.

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Coordinates: 32°37′S 149°16′E / 32.617°S 149.267°E / -32.617; 149.267