Wingan River

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Wingan Inlet.jpg
The Wingan Inlet, at the mouth of the Wingan River.
Name origin: Aboriginal: wangan, meaning "reed bed"[2]
Country Australia
State Victoria
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)
Source Mount Future
 - location Wingan Swamp
 - elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location Wingan Inlet
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°44′21″S 149°30′14″E / 37.73917°S 149.50389°E / -37.73917; 149.50389Coordinates: 37°44′21″S 149°30′14″E / 37.73917°S 149.50389°E / -37.73917; 149.50389
Length 49 km (30 mi)
National parks Alfred NP, Croajingolong NP, Wingan Inlet NP
Wingan River is located in Victoria
Wingan River
Mouth of the Wingan River, in Victoria

The Wingan River is a perennial river with no defined major catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

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.[3]

The upper reaches of the river is traversed by the Princes Highway.


The name of the river is derived from the Aboriginal word wangan, meaning "reed bed".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wingan River: 103341". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ a b "Map of Wingan River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2014.

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