Waterpark Creek facts for kids
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|Main source||Great Dividing Range
below Samuel Hill
53 m (174 ft)
|River mouth||Coral Sea
0 m (0 ft)
|Length||35 km (22 mi)|
|Basin size||1,836 km2 (709 sq mi)|
|National park||Byfield National Park|
The headwaters of the creek rise below Samuel Hill in the Great Dividing Range and flows in a south easterly direction. It continues through the Byfield National Park and then travels almost parallel with the Yeppoon - Byfield Road before discharging into Corio Bay, approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Yeppoon, and then into the Coral Sea. The creek descends 53 metres (174 ft) over its 35-kilometre (22 mi) course.
The drainage basin of the creek occupies an area of 1,836 square kilometres (709 sq mi) of which an area of 259 square kilometres (100 sq mi) is made up of estuarine wetlands.
In the section within the Byfield National Park, the creek contains a population of Rhadinocentrus ornatus, a small freshwater fish species.
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