|Wolgan River (Western Branch)|
Wolgan River, near Newnes
|State||New South Wales|
|Local government area||Lithgow|
|Part of||Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment|
|Source||Great Dividing Range|
|- location||northeast of Wallerawang|
|- elevation||1,070 m (3,510 ft)|
|Source confluence||Carne Creek and Wolgan River (Western Branch)|
|- location||Wolgan Valley|
|- elevation||550 m (1,804 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Capertee River|
|- location||below Mount Morgan, east of Glen Davis|
|- elevation||178 m (584 ft)|
|Length||40 km (25 mi)|
|National park||Wollemi National Park|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of Carne Creek (also called Wolgan River (Eastern Branch)) and Wolgan River (Western Branch), the headwaters of the Wolgan River rise on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, northeast of Wallerawang, near Lithgow, and flows generally north by west, north, northeast, east northeast, southeast by east, and northeast by east before reaching its confluence with the Capertee River, below Mount Morgan, east of Glen Davis. The river descends 897 metres (2,943 ft) over its 63-kilometre (39 mi) course.
The majority of the river lies within Wollemi National Park; flows through the Wolgan Valley; past the deserted settlement of Newnes; and is contained within the Greater Blue Mountains Area UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- "Wolgan River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Map of Wolgan River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
- "Carne Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 March 2013.