Corindi River

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Corindi River
Redbank River, Corindi Creek[1]
Open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast
District Northern Rivers
Local government area Clarence Valley
 - left Saltwater Creek (New South Wales)
Source Knobbys Lookout
 - location west of Woolgoolga
 - elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Mouth Coral Sea, South Pacific Ocean
 - location near Red Rock
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Depth 1.2 m (4 ft)
Volume 1,557 m3 (54,985 cu ft)
Basin 146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Area 1.9 km2 (1 sq mi)
Website: NSW Environment and Heritage webpage

Corindi River, an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary,[2] is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Corindi River rises below Knobbys Lookout, in hilly country located to the west of Woolgoolga, and flows generally north northeast, north northwest, east northeast, and northeast, before reaching its mouth with the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean north of Red Rock; descending 97 metres (318 ft) over its 30 kilometres (19 mi) course.[3]

The river is transversed by the Pacific Highway near Corindi Beach.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Corindi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Corindi River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 30°02′S 153°08′E / 30.033°S 153.133°E / -30.033; 153.133