Wolgan River

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Wolgan River, near Newnes
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA Sydney Basin
District Central Tablelands
Local government area Lithgow
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Town Newnes
Landmark Wolgan Valley
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location northeast of Wallerawang
 - elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
 - coordinates 33°22′55″S 150°09′37″E / 33.381835°S 150.160414°E / -33.381835; 150.160414
Source confluence Carne Creek and Wolgan River (Western Branch)
 - location Wolgan Valley
 - elevation 550 m (1,804 ft)
 - coordinates 33°14′53″S 150°11′48″E / 33.248002°S 150.196615°E / -33.248002; 150.196615
Mouth confluence with the Capertee River
 - location below Mount Morgan, east of Glen Davis
 - elevation 178 m (584 ft)
 - coordinates 33°12′20″S 150°27′54″E / 33.205542°S 150.465008°E / -33.205542; 150.465008
Length 40 km (25 mi)
National park Wollemi National Park
Valley Wolgan Valley

The Wolgan River, a watercourse of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of Carne Creek (also called Wolgan River (Eastern Branch))[3] 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.[2]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wolgan River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Wolgan River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Carne Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 March 2013.