The Wingan Inlet, at the mouth of the Wingan River.
|Name origin: Aboriginal: wangan, meaning "reed bed"|
|Regions||South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland|
|Local government area||Shire of East Gippsland|
|- left||Yoke Up Creek, Hard To Seek Creek|
|- right||Scrubby Creek, Karlo Creek, Dingo Creek (Victoria), Scudder Creek, Surprise Creek, Branch Creek (Victoria)|
|- location||Wingan Swamp|
|- elevation||188 m (617 ft)|
|- location||Wingan Inlet|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||49 km (30 mi)|
|National parks||Alfred NP, Croajingolong NP, Wingan Inlet NP|
Course and features
The Wingan River rises below Mount Future, near the Wingan Swamp, north of the Alfred National Park between Cann River and Genoa, and flows generally south through the Croajingolong National Park joined by eight minor tributaries before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait, at the Wingan Inlet within the Wingan Inlet National Park in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 188 metres (617 ft) over its 49 kilometres (30 mi) course.
The upper reaches of the river is traversed by the Princes Highway.
- "Wingan River: 103341". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
- Blake, Les (1977). Place names of Victoria. Adelaide: Rigby. p. 294. ISBN 0-7270-0250-3. cited in Bird, Eric (12 October 2006). "Place Names on the Coast of Victoria" (PDF). The Australian National Placename Survey. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
- "Map of Wingan River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
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