Back Creek (Richmond Valley, New South Wales)

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Back Creek
Perennial stream[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South East Queensland (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government area Richmond Valley
Part of Richmond River catchment
 - left Boorabee Creek, Boundary Creek (Richmond Valley), Cadiangullong Creek
Source Homeleigh Mountain
 - location near Kyogle
 - elevation 367 m (1,204 ft)
Mouth confluence with Leycester Creek
 - location Leycester
 - elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Length 63 km (39 mi)

The Back Creek, a perennial stream of the Richmond River catchment, is located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

Back Creek rises below Homeleigh Mountain about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north northeast of Kyogle. The river flows generally south southeast, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Leycester Creek near the village of Leycester. The river descends 357 metres (1,171 ft) over its 63 kilometres (39 mi) course.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Back Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Back Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 28°33′S 153°04′E / 28.550°S 153.067°E / -28.550; 153.067