Wollomombi River

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Not to be confused with Wollomombi Falls. ‹See Tfd›
Wollomombi River
Woolomombi Creek, Rockvale Creek[1]
Perennial stream
Wollomombi Falls 2.jpg
Wollomombi River (left) showing the river's confluence with the Chandler River in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
District Northern Tablelands
Local government area Armidale Dumaresq
Part of Macleay River catchment
Tributaries
 - left Boundary Creek (New South Wales)
Town Wollomombi
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location southeast of Guyra
 - elevation 1,280 m (4,199 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Chandler River
 - location ear the village of Wollomombi
 - elevation 677 m (2,221 ft)
Length 65 km (40 mi)
Waterfall Wollomombi Falls
National parks Cunnawarra NP, Oxley Wild Rivers NP
[2]

Wollomombi River, a perennial stream of the Macleay River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Wollomombi River rises on the eastern slopes of Chandlers Peak in the Great Dividing Range, southeast of Guyra, and flows generally southerly, joined by one minor tributary and tumbling over the Wollomombi Falls before reaching its confluence with the Chandler River, near the village of Wollomombi, south of the Cunnawarra National Park, within the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. The river descends 606 metres (1,988 ft) over its 65 kilometres (40 mi) course;[2] through a number of spectacular gorges and waterfalls in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

At the Wollomombi Falls lookout there are scenic gorge rim walks and a steep track that takes you down to the Chandler River.[3]

History[edit]

In December 1904 two teenagers were drowned while bathing in the Wollomombi River. Another lady almost drowned while attempting to rescue them.[4]

Beef cattle and sheep are reared on the upper reaches of the river.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wollomombi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Wollomombi River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bushwalking in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park". 
  4. ^ "Double drowning accident". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 December 1904. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 30°25′S 151°57′E / 30.417°S 151.950°E / -30.417; 151.950