Corindi River

Corindi River, an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary,[3] is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Corindi River
Redbank River, Corindi Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictNorthern Rivers
Local government areaClarence Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceKnobbys Lookout
  locationwest of Woolgoolga
  elevation97 m (318 ft)
MouthCoral Sea, South Pacific Ocean
near Red Rock
0 m (0 ft)
Length30 km (19 mi)
Basin size146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Basin features
  leftSaltwater Creek (New South Wales)

Course and features

Corindi River rises below Knobbys Lookout, in hilly country located to the west of Woolgoolga, and flows generally north northeast, north northwest, east northeast, and northeast, before reaching its mouth with the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean north of Red Rock; descending 97 metres (318 ft) over its 30 kilometres (19 mi) course.[2]

The river is transversed by the Pacific Highway near Corindi Beach.

See also


  1. "Corindi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Corindi River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  3. Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.

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