Ross Creek (North Queensland)

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Name origin: W. A. Ross, a colonial settler[1]
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region North Queensland
Part of Ross River catchment
Source Grasshopper Range
 - location below Camp Engstrom
 - elevation 496 m (1,627 ft)
 - coordinates 19°16′53″S 146°48′37″E / 19.28139°S 146.81028°E / -19.28139; 146.81028
Mouth confluence with the Ross River
 - location west of the Ross River Dam
 - elevation 42 m (138 ft)
 - coordinates 19°28′31″S 146°43′13″E / 19.47528°S 146.72028°E / -19.47528; 146.72028Coordinates: 19°28′31″S 146°43′13″E / 19.47528°S 146.72028°E / -19.47528; 146.72028
Length 21 km (13 mi)
Ross Creek (North Queensland) is located in Queensland
Ross Creek (North Queensland)
Location of Ross Creek mouth in Queensland

The Ross Creek, part of the Ross River catchment, is a minor creek in the upper reaches of the river catchment, located southwest of Townsville, in North Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The creek rises on the eastern slopes of Grasshopper Range below Camp Engstrom and southwest of the settlement of Alice River. The creek flows generally southeast before reaching its confluence with the Ross River on the western banks of the Ross River Dam. The creek descends 454 metres (1,490 ft) over its 21-kilometre (13 mi) course.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Our story, our vision". About the Port. Port of Townsville. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Ross Creek, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 

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