North Pine River

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North Pine
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region South East Queensland
Part of Pine River
Source D'Aguilar_Range
Mouth confluence with the South Pine River

The North Pine River flows from the D'Aguilar Range in the Mount Mee State Forest, approximately 50 km (31 mi) north-west of Brisbane, to its convergence with the South Pine River at Lawnton, Queensland, Australia.


In the early 1930s timber for the construction of the Hornibrook Bridge was brought down the North Pine River to Bramble Bay via barge.[citation needed] Lake Kurwongbah was built in 1984 on Sideling Creek, a tributary of the North Pine River.

In January 2011, a significant flood occurred due to heavy rain and dam releases from North Pine Dam. Much of Strathpine, Lawnton and other areas had to be evacuated on short notice as the river level rose quickly.

Geographical characteristics[edit]

The North Pine River travels mostly through the Moreton Bay Region, just to the south of Dayboro. Along with Kobble Creek it is dammed at Whiteside to form the North Pine Dam, an artificial lake called Lake Samsonvale. This catchment provides drinking water to Redcliffe, Pine Rivers, Caboolture and the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

After the North Pine Dam, the North Pine River continues through the suburbs of Petrie and Lawnton, where it meets with the South Pine River and forms the Pine River, flowing into Bramble Bay.

It is from the North Pine, South Pine and Pine rivers that Pine Rivers Shire is named.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The North Pine River is one of a few rivers that contains natural populations of the rare Queensland lungfish.[1] Platypus sitings in both the North and South Pine rivers are relatively common compared to other rivers in the region.[2]

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Coordinates: 27°17′S 153°04′E / 27.283°S 153.067°E / -27.283; 153.067