Dingo Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDingo Creek
|Other name(s)||Eastern Branch Dingo Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast|
|Main source||Mount Gibraltar, Comboyne Plateau
north of Wingham
693 m (2,274 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Manning River
at Kilawarra, west of Wingham
14 m (46 ft)
|Length||78 km (48 mi)|
|River system||Manning River catchment|
Course and features
The Dingo Creek rises below the Comboyne Plateau, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) southwest of Mount Gibraltar within the Killabakh Nature Reserve, north of the town of Wingham. The river flows generally west to a point east of Tapin Tops National Park, then south, joined by the Bobin and Caparra creeks, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, at Kilawarra, west of Wingham. The river descends 679 metres (2,228 ft) over its 78 kilometres (48 mi) course.
The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Dingo Creek are the Australian Aboriginal Birpi people of the Bundjalung nation. The name of the creek is derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo, a subspecies of the grey wolf.
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