Mangrove Creek (New South Wales)

The Mangrove Creek, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government areasGosford
TownsUpper Mangrove, Mangrove Creek, Lower Mangrove, Spencer
Physical characteristics
SourceHunter Range
  locationThe Letter A
  elevation322 m (1,056 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Hawkesbury River
0 m (0 ft)
Length50 km (31 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
  leftBoomerang Creek, Warre Warren Creek, Worleys Creek, Ironbark Creek, Popran Creek
  rightDeep Creek (Gosford, New South Wales)
National parkDharug National Park

Course and features

The Mangrove Creek rises about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) southwest of Mount McQuiod below the Hunter Range, and flows generally south, joined by six minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Hawkesbury River between Spencer and Wendoree Park. The river descends 323 metres (1,060 ft) over its 50-kilometre (31 mi) course.[2]

Although called a creek, the watercourse is designated as a river,[1] and its headwaters are impounded by the Mangrove Creek Dam, which forms a major part of the water supply to the Central Coast. Below the dam, the creek flows in a southerly direction through the settlements of Upper Mangrove, Mangrove Creek, Greengrove and Lower Mangrove, before joining the Hawkesbury River.

See also


  1. "Mangrove Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. "Map of Mangrove Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2013.

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