Denman, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Denman is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°23′S 150°41′E / 32.383°S 150.683°E / -32.383; 150.683Coordinates: 32°23′S 150°41′E / 32.383°S 150.683°E / -32.383; 150.683
Population 1,789 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2328
Elevation 107 m (351 ft)
LGA(s) Muswellbrook Shire
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Denman is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Muswellbrook Shire. It is on the Golden Highway in the Upper Hunter Region, about 250 kilometres (160 mi) north of Sydney. At the 2011 census, Denman had a population of 1801.[2]

Denman is situated on the Hunter River near the Wollemi National Park. The main rural industries in the region are wine grape growing, horse breeding and farming. The town holds the annual Food and Wine Affair festival on the first Saturday of May.

Denman is also near Mount Rombo, a hill that has an unusual geometric shape causing to look like it has a perfectly flat top if it is viewed from Mangoola Road, a road that branches off the Golden Highway

About 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Denman, in the Goulburn River National Park, is Mount Dangar, with an elevation of 670 metres (2,200 ft) AHD . It was sighted in 1824 by surveyor Henry Dangar, who named it Mount Cupola (for its domed shape). It was renamed by explorer Allan Cunningham, who became the first European to climb it the following year. Mount Dangar is a good place for walks, offering exceptional views of the area.[3]

Defence Establishment Myambat, the Australian Defence Force's largest munitions storage facility, is located around 10 kilometres west of Denman.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Denman (State Suburbs)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2018.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Denman (State Suburbs)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 December 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Denman, New South Wales". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Myambat Ammunition Depot, New South Wales" (PDF). Department of Defence. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 

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