Wyong River

The Wyong River is a perennial river that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Wyong
Wyong Creek
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government areasCentral Coast
CityWyong
Physical characteristics
SourceWatagan Mountains
  locationMartinsville
  elevation118 m (387 ft)
MouthTuggerah Lake
  location
Tacoma
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length57.5 km (35.7 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
  leftJilliby Jilliby Creek
  rightCedar Brush Creek, Ourimbah Creek
Nature reserveJilliby State Conservation Area
[1][2]

Course and features

The Wyong River rises below Watagan Mountains west of Martinsville, and flows generally south and southeast, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its river mouth within Tuggerah Lake, near Tacoma. The river descends 119 metres (390 ft) over its 57.5-kilometre (35.7 mi) course.[1][2]

The merged flows of the Wyong River together with Tuggerah Lake reaches the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at The Entrance.[2]

The Pacific Motorway crosses the river west of Wyong.

See also

References

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

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