Ourimbah Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsOurimbah
|Other name(s)||Ourinbah Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast|
|Local government area||Central Coast|
|Main source||Hunter Range
304 m (997 ft)
|River mouth||Tuggerah Lake
7 m (23 ft)
|Length||37 km (23 mi)|
|River system||Central Coast catchment|
|Nature reserve||Jilliby State Conservation Area|
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.
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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