Ourimbah Creek

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Ourinbah Creek
Name origin: Aboriginal: meaning bora or ceremonial ground; word for "the sacred circle on the initiation site for investing the Oorin or belt of manhood"[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government area Wyong
Part of Central Coast catchment
Source Hunter Range
 - location near Kulnura
 - elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Mouth Tuggerah Lake
 - location near Tuggerah
 - elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Nature reserve Jilliby State Conservation Area
Reservoir Tuggerah Lake
Ourimbah Creek

The Ourimbah Creek, a perennial river of the Central Coast catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Ourimbah Creek rises on the southern slopes of the Hunter Range, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) south of Kulnura. The river flows generally south southeast and east northeast, before reaching its mouth within Tuggerah Lake, about 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) southeast of Tuggerah.[1] The river descends 304 metres (997 ft) over its 37-kilometre (23 mi) course.[2]

The merged flows of the Ourimbah Creek and the Wyong River together with Tuggerah Lake, flow into Toowoon Bay in the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean east of The Entrance.[2]

The Pacific Motorway and the Central Coast Highway both cross the river, at Kangy Angy.[2]


The name of the river is derived from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning bora or ceremonial ground; or the word for "the sacred circle on the initiation site for investing the Oorin or belt of manhood".[1][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ourimbah Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Map of Ourimbah Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Reed, A. W. (1984). Place name of Australia (3rd reprint ed.). Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Reed Books. p. 171. ISBN 0-589-50128-3. 

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Coordinates: 33°20′S 151°20′E / 33.333°S 151.333°E / -33.333; 151.333