Dora Creek, New South Wales

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This article is about the suburb. For the creek, see Dora Creek.
Dora Creek
New South Wales
Dora creek nsw.jpg
Scenery from the bank of Dora Creek
Coordinates 33°04′55″S 151°30′04″E / 33.082°S 151.501°E / -33.082; 151.501Coordinates: 33°04′55″S 151°30′04″E / 33.082°S 151.501°E / -33.082; 151.501
Population 1,671 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 727/km2 (1,880/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2264
Area 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Coorumbung
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Charlton

Dora Creek is a small rural suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, located west of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales and north of the town of Morisset.

Location and features[edit]

Dora Creek, view from behind Avondale College

Dora Creek is named for the creek running through its centre, and was originally known as Doree Doree in the local Aboriginal language, which means "Creek running into a lake".[2]

There is an interesting geological phenomena at Dora Creek's connection to the lake. The banks of the creek have formed into two peninsula jutting out into the lake like a point. The sediment deposited by the creek has not formed a large flood plain, but rather two banks. This will be where the agitation of the lake by winds is strong enough to erode away the floodplain sedimentation, but not strong enough to erode the sediment that deposits at the banks of the creek.[3]

The Lake Macquarie Council has placed emphasis on the Dora Creek environment, carrying out major foreshore restoration works, and educating the public about the protection of creeks and waterways.[4] It is known for its beautiful scenery and proximity to the Watagan Mountains. It is convenient to the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and Dora Creek Railway Station.[5]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dora Creek (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Read, Clive (2008). "Dora Creek Street Names" (PDF). City of Lake Macquarie. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Chamberlain, Michael (1997). Cooranbong, first town in Lake Macquarie, 1826–1996: a history including Martinsville and Dora Creek. City of Lake Macquarie. p. 281. ISBN 0-646-32958-8. 
  4. ^ Sustainability Department, City of Lake Macquarie (6 February 2012). "Fact Sheet 8 - Caring for our streams and wetlands". Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lake Mac Libraries: Dora Creek". Lake Macquarie City Library.