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Other name(s) Ourinbah Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government area Central Coast
Physical characteristics
Main source Hunter Range
near Kulnura
304 m (997 ft)
River mouth Tuggerah Lake
near Tuggerah
7 m (23 ft)
Length 37 km (23 mi)
Basin features
River system Central Coast catchment
Nature reserve Jilliby State Conservation Area
Ourimbah Creek (3953694757)
Ourimbah Creek

Ourimbah Creek, a perennial river of the Central Coast catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Ourimbah Creek rises on the southern slopes of the Hunter Range, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) south of Kulnura. The river flows generally south southeast and east northeast, before reaching its mouth within Tuggerah Lake, about 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) southeast of Tuggerah. The river descends 304 metres (997 ft) over its 37-kilometre (23 mi) course.

Ourimbah Creek and the Wyong River supply most of the fresh water that flows into Tuggerah Lake, which is usually open to the Tasman Sea at The Entrance.

The Pacific Motorway and the Central Coast Highway both cross the river, at Kangy Angy.


The name of the town Ourimbah, near which the river passes, is derived from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning bora or ceremonial ground; or the word for "the sacred circle on the initiation site for investing the Oorin or belt of manhood".

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