Leycester Creek

The Leycester Creek, a perennial stream of the Richmond River catchment, is located in Northern Rivers region in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

Leycester Creek
Hanging Rock Creek, Terania Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth East Queensland (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government areaRichmond Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceTweed Range
  locationnear Green Pigeon Mountain, Nimbin
  elevation388 m (1,273 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Wilsons River
3 m (9.8 ft)
Length69 km (43 mi)
Basin features
River systemRichmond River catchment
  leftTerania Creek
  rightBack Creek, Jeffries Creek (New South Wales)

Location and features

Leycester Creek rises below Lofts Pinnacle on the southern extremity of Tweed Range about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) east by north of Green Pigeon Mountain, in remote country, north northwest of Nimbin. The river flows generally south and then east, joined by three tributaries including Back Creek, before reaching its confluence with the Wilsons River at the town of Lismore. The river descends 386 metres (1,266 ft) over its 69 kilometres (43 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Leycester Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  2. "Map of Leycester Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2013.

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