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Dingo Creek
Other name(s) Eastern Branch Dingo Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region NSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast
Municipality Greater Taree
Physical characteristics
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)
Basin features
River system Manning River catchment

Dingo Creek, a perennial stream of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

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 Manning River eventually flows into the Tasman Sea through a minor delta east of Taree.


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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