Mangrove Creek (New South Wales)

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Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government areas Gosford
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
 - left Boomerang Creek, Warre Warren Creek, Worleys Creek, Ironbark Creek, Popran Creek
 - right Deep Creek (Gosford, New South Wales)
Towns Upper Mangrove, Mangrove Creek, Lower Mangrove, Spencer
Source Hunter Range
 - location The Letter A
 - elevation 322 m (1,056 ft)
Mouth confluence with Hawkesbury River
 - location Spencer
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 50 km (31 mi)
National park Dharug National Park
Reservoir Mangrove Creek Dam, Mangrove Creek Weir

The Mangrove Creek, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Mangrove Creek rises about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Mount McQuiod below the Hunter Range, and flows generally south, joined by six minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Hawkesbury River between Spencer and Wendoree Park. The river descends 323 metres (1,060 ft) over its 50-kilometre (31 mi) course.[2]

Although called a creek, the watercourse is designated as a river,[1] and its headwaters are impounded by the Mangrove Creek Dam, which forms a major part of the water supply to the Central Coast. Below the dam, the creek flows in a southerly direction through the settlements of Upper Mangrove, Mangrove Creek, Greengrove and Lower Mangrove, before joining the Hawkesbury River.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mangrove Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Mangrove Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 33°19′S 151°08′E / 33.317°S 151.133°E / -33.317; 151.133