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Anglesea River Estuary

Active Anglesea River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Anglesea River Estuary is approximately 2.618km in length with a catchment area of 885.1 Ha. There are extensive boardwalks, bridges and trails around the estuary which provide many opportunities to get up close to the estuary.

Monitoring sites

A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 AGB AMC Ap1 Ap2 Ap3

Barham River Estuary

Active Barham EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Barham enters the sea between Apollo Bay and Marengo after meandering across a broad tidal waterway, an uncommon river style within the region. The Barham River Estuary is 2.980km in length, with a catchment area of 192.1Ha that contains several geologically significant sites.

Monitoring sites

BM1 - P BM2-P BmGB BmMC BmP1 BmP2 BmP3

Barwon River Estuary

Active Barwon River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Barwon River Estuary is the largest in the region at approximately 19km in length and with a catchment area of 17,310Ha and extends from the internationally significant wetland at Lake Connewarre to the sea at Barwon Heads. The Barwon Estuary supports the westernmost occurrence of the White Mangrove in Victoria.

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Curdies River Estuary

Active Curdies River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

Curdies Inlet is the estuarine lagoon of the Curdies River at Peterborough in south western Victoria.  Curdies River catchment and its major tributaries, Scotts Creek and Cooriemungle Creek, enclose an area cited as 1245 square km.

Monitoring sites

Cu1 Cu2 CuGB CuMC Cup1 Cup2

Erskine River Estuary

Active Erskine River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Erskine River Estuary is very short in length at approximately 0.85km, with a small catchment area of 72Ha. Around 80% of this catchment area is in the Great Otway National Park. The estuary flows through the popular tourist town of Lorne.

Monitoring sites

E1 E2 EGB EMC Ep1 Ep2 Ep3 Ep4

Gellibrand River Estuary

Active Gellibrand River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Gellibrand River Estuary is approximately 8.7km's in length and flows through a variety of different landscape types before it enters the ocean directly into the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. It has a catchment area of 2346Ha.

Monitoring sites

G1 G2 G3 L1 G4 G5 G6 G6GB GGB GMC Gp1

Kennett River Estuary

Inactive Kennett River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Kennett River Estuary is small at approximately 0.73km in length and with a catchment area of 38.56Ha. It flows through the town of Kennett River and is home to the Australian Grayling which is the fish species of the greatest conservation need in the Otway region.

Monitoring sites

KMC Kp1 Kp2

Painkalac Creek Estuary

Active Painkalac Creek EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

Painkalac Creek Estuary is approximately 3.5km in length and has a catchment area of 318.1Ha. It is a beautiful coastal lagoon system which attracts the spotted green frog and the eastern banjo frog (Pobblebonk).

Monitoring sites

P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 PGB PMC Pp1

Skenes Creek Estuary

Inactive Skenes Creek EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

Skenes Creek catchment is quite small but can carry a large fast flow during rain events. The sandy beach is a good study area for channel and sand movements. Erosion of the for dune is constant and appears to be accelerating over time.

Monitoring sites

SkGB SKMC Skp1 Skp2 Skp3

Spring Creek Estuary

Active Spring Creek EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

Spring Creek Estuary is approximately 2km in length, with a catchment area of 153.0Ha, and enters the sea at the popular Torquay surf beach. The estuary s bordered by the Spring Creek Reserve which contains unique and rare Moonah Woodlands and Bellarine Yellowgums.

Monitoring sites

S1 S2 S3 S4 SGB SMC Sp1

St George River Estuary

Active St George River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The St George River Estuary is approximately 1km in length with a small catchment of 215.8Ha. It is the only estuary in the Corangamite region which was listed as being in a ‘near-pristine’ condition in an audit of all estuaries in the region in 2003 (Mondon, J., Sherwood, J. and Chandler, F. (2003). Western Victorian Estuaries Classification Project).

Monitoring sites


Thompson Creek Estuary

Active Thompson Creek EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The Thompson Creek Estuary has a catchment area of 2795Ha, and is approximately 5.5km in length. It is part of the important Karaaf Wetlands which are rich in local cultural history.

Monitoring sites


Wild Dog Creek Estuary

Active Wild Dog Creek EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

Wild Dog Creek has a long sand bar that runs parallel to the sea which is home to Hooded Plover. Wild Dog enters the sea by cutting through the bar.

Monitoring sites

WGB WMC Wp1 Wp2 Wp3

Wye River Estuary

Active Wye River EstuaryWatchers Corangamite CMA

The estuary is home to the vulnerable Tasmanian Mudfish which bury themsleves beneath logs or stones during dry summers. The estuary is approximately 1km in length

Monitoring sites

Wy1 WY2 WyMC Wyp1
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