Wollangambe River

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Wollangambe
Wollangambe Creek[1]
Perennial river
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Wollangambe River in the Blue Mountains, 2008.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Greater Blue Mountains Area
Local government areas Lithgow, Blue Mountains
Part of HawkesburyNepean catchment
Tributaries
 - left Bungleboori Creek, Nayook Creek
 - right Bowens Creek
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location near Newnes Junction
 - elevation 924 m (3,031 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Colo River
 - location west of Colo Heights
 - elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Length 57 km (35 mi)
National parks Wollemi NP, Blue Mountains NP
[1][2]

The Wollangambe River, an Australian perennial river that is part of the HawkesburyNepean catchment within the Sydney Basin, is located in the Greater Blue Mountains Area of New South Wales.

Course and features[edit]

The Wollangambe River rises about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) southeast of Happy Valley Springs, below Newnes Junction and within the Great Dividing Range. The river flows generally east and then north northeast, joined by three minor tributaries, mainly through rugged country that comprises Wollemi and Blue Mountains national parks. The river reaches its confluence with the Colo River west of Parsons Forest, near Colo Heights.[1] The river descends 869 metres (2,851 ft) over its 57 kilometres (35 mi) course.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wollangambe River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Wollangambe River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • "Colo River Subcatchment" (PDF). Hawkesbury Nepean River Health Strategy. Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority. 2008. pp. 23–24. 
  • "Northern Valleys". Hawkesbury Nepean River Health Strategy. Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority. 2008. 

Coordinates: 33°29′00″S 150°26′00″E / 33.48333°S 150.43333°E / -33.48333; 150.43333