Dingo Creek

Dingo Creek, a perennial stream of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Dingo Creek
Eastern Branch Dingo Creek
EtymologyDerived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionNSW North Coast (IBRA), Mid North Coast
MunicipalityGreater Taree
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Gibraltar, Comboyne Plateau
  locationnorth of Wingham
  elevation693 m (2,274 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Manning River
at Kilawarra, west of Wingham
14 m (46 ft)
Length78 km (48 mi)
Basin features
River systemManning River catchment
  rightBobin Creek, Caparra Creek

Course and features

The Dingo Creek rises below the Comboyne Plateau, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) southwest of Mount Gibraltar within the Killabakh Nature Reserve, north of the town of Wingham. The river flows generally west to a point east of Tapin Tops National Park, then south, joined by the Bobin and Caparra creeks, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, at Kilawarra, west of Wingham. The river descends 679 metres (2,228 ft) over its 78 kilometres (48 mi) course.[3]

The Manning River eventually flows into the Tasman Sea through a minor delta east of Taree.[2]


The traditional custodians of the land surrounding the Dingo Creek are the Australian Aboriginal Birpai people[4] of the Bundjalung nation. The name of the creek is derived from the Aboriginal Kattang word tapin, meaning dingo,[1] a subspecies of the grey wolf.

See also


  1. "Tapin Tops National Park (NSW)". Kevin's Wilderness Journeys. Kevin Matthews. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  2. "Dingo Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. "Map of Dingo Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. Klaver, J; Kefferman, K. J. "Aboriginal Culture and history in the Manning Valley" (PDF). Greater Taree Aboriginal Heritage Study. Manning Valley Tourism. p. 1. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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