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Cerberus Creek

Has its headwaters on the south east side of Two Trees Road and Waratah Ridge Road, GR 452 019. It flows generally north east for 5.3km into Dingo Creek, GR 483 046. A lower section of this creek forms a canyon that includes six 's' bends as it wends its way through towering cliffs and extends for more than one sinuous kilometre. Named by Michael Keats on a Bush Club walk,7th May 2010. Michael recorded,"at the foot of these cliffs the dry sandy floor was covered in hundreds of dog foot prints. Is that why the main creek is called Dingo Creek? This creek needed a name with dog connotations and so Cerberus Creek was named, Cerberus was the gigantic three headed hound that guarded the gates of Hades. He was posted there to prevent ghosts of the dead from leaving the underworld. He is described as a three headed dog with a serpent's tail, a mane of snakes, and a lion's claws."

  • Wollangambe and Rock Hill
Grid Reference:
  • 452 019 headwaters
  • 483 046 junction
Newnes State Forest
Related Names:
  • GOS4.22: Thorpes Folly via the Hair of the Dog Ravine
  • GOS4.31: Dingo Creek and Cerberus Creek
  • GOS4.33: Cerberus Creek traverse
  • GOS4.36: Northern cliffs of Dingo Creek
 - Cerberus Creek

Dry Canyon in the Gardens of Stone