|Etymology||Aboriginal: meaning bora or ceremonial ground; word for "the sacred circle on the initiation site for investing the Oorin or belt of manhood"|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast|
|Local government area||Central Coast|
|⁃ location||near Kulnura|
|⁃ elevation||304 m (997 ft)|
|7 m (23 ft)|
|Length||37 km (23 mi)|
|River system||Central Coast catchment|
|Nature reserve||Jilliby State Conservation Area|
Course and features
Ourimbah Creek rises on the southern slopes of the Hunter Range, about 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) south of Kulnura. The river flows generally south southeast and east northeast, before reaching its mouth within Tuggerah Lake, about 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) southeast of Tuggerah. The river descends 304 metres (997 ft) over its 37-kilometre (23 mi) course.
The name of the town Ourimbah, near which the river passes, is derived from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning bora or ceremonial ground; or the word for "the sacred circle on the initiation site for investing the Oorin or belt of manhood".
- "Ourimbah Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Map of Ourimbah Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- Reed, A. W. (1984). Place name of Australia (3rd reprint ed.). Frenchs Forest, New South Wales: Reed Books. p. 171. ISBN 0-589-50128-3.