Tingalpa Creek

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Tunim Creek, Tangulba Creek
Tingalpa Creek at Capalaba Regional Park.JPG
Tingalpa Creek viewed from Capalaba, near Old Cleveland Rd, 2016
RegionSouth East Queensland
Physical characteristics
Source confluence 
 • locationMount Cotton
MouthMoreton Bay
 • location
Basin size150 km2 (58 sq mi)
Basin features
 • leftPriest Gully

Tingalpa Creek is a creek in South East Queensland. It flows along Brisbane's south east boundary with Redland City Council. On early maps the creek was called both Tunim Creek and Tangulba Creek.[1]

The waterway serves as important wildlife corridor on the city's fringe. The creek also provides limited kayaking and fishing opportunities. The creek's water catchment area covers 150 km².[2]

Tingalpa Creek has its headwaters in Venman Bushland National Park at Mount Cotton and the Brisbane Koala Park in Burbank. It then flows a short distance through Sheldon to the waters of the Leslie Harrison Dam.

Bridge over Tingalpa Creek, 1936

The creek below the dam, now tidal, continues along its winding course through Capalaba West, Birkdale and Ransome. In this area the creek which is popular with recreational anglers, is bordered by the Capalaba Regional Park, John Fredericks Park, Sciacca Sportsfield to the east and Tingalpa Creek Reserve on its western side.

The Cleveland railway line crosses the creek before it flows to Moreton Bay at Thorneside, Queensland.

Local council have developed a Tingalpa Creek Waterway Management Plan to coordinate management practices.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brian Williams (31 October 2013). "Secrets of Brisbane's suburbs: B". The Courier Mail. News Corp. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  2. ^ Chanson, Hubert; Baddin Gibbes; Richard J. Brown (2013). "Turbulent Mixing and Sediment Processes in Peri-Urban Estuaries in South East Queensland (Australia)". In Wolanski, Eric (ed.). Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 173. ISBN 978-9400770195. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Tingalpa Creek Waterway Management Plan". Redland Shire Council. Retrieved 28 July 2011.

Coordinates: 27°29′S 153°12′E / 27.483°S 153.200°E / -27.483; 153.200