Dingo Creek

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Dingo Creek
Eastern Branch Dingo Creek
Perennial stream[1]
Name origin: Derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast
Municipality Greater Taree
Part of Manning River catchment
 - right Bobin Creek, Caparra Creek
Source Mount Gibraltar, Comboyne Plateau
 - location north of Wingham
 - elevation 693 m (2,274 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Manning River
 - location at Kilawarra, west of Wingham
 - elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Length 78 km (48 mi)

Dingo Creek, a perennial stream of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Dingo Creek rises below the Comboyne Plateau, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) southwest of Mount Gibraltar within the Killabakh Nature Reserve, north of the town of Wingham. The river flows generally west to a point east of Tapin Tops National Park, then south, joined by the Bobin and Caparra creeks, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, at Kilawarra, west of Wingham. The river descends 679 metres (2,228 ft) over its 78 kilometres (48 mi) course.[3]

The Manning River eventually flows into the Tasman Sea through a minor delta east of Taree.[1]


The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Dingo Creek are the Australian Aboriginal Birpai people[4] of the Bundjalung nation. The name of the creek is derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo,[2] a subspecies of the grey wolf.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Dingo Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Tapin Tops National Park (NSW)". Kevin's Wilderness Journeys. Kevin Matthews. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Dingo Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Klaver, J; Kefferman, K. J. "Aboriginal Culture and history in the Manning Valley" (PDF). Greater Taree Aboriginal Heritage Study. Manning Valley Tourism. p. 1. Retrieved 16 March 2013. [permanent dead link]

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Coordinates: 31°40′S 152°19′E / 31.667°S 152.317°E / -31.667; 152.317