Crooked River (New South Wales)

The Crooked River, officially designated as a creek,[2] is an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[1] located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Crooked River
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Illawarra
Local government areasKiama
Physical characteristics
SourceCurrys Mountain
  locationsouthwest of Gerringong
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Length8 km (5.0 mi)
Basin size32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Basin features
  rightBlue Angle Creek
National parkSeven Mile Beach

Location and features

Crooked River rises to the southeast of Princess Highway and the South Coast railway line, west southwest of Currys Mountain and southwest of Gerringong. The creek flows generally east southeast and south for about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) reaching its mouth at Gerroa, where the creek borders Seven Mile Beach National Park and flows into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean.[2]

See also


  1. 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.
  2. "Crooked River: 15052". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 May 2013.

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