Watagan Mountains

The Watagan Mountains or Watagans or Wattagan Mountains, a mountain range that is part of the Great Dividing Range, is located on the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. The range is situated between the Upper Hunter River catchment and the Tuggerah Lakes. The Watagans are a popular tourist location and are close to Newcastle, Sydney and the Central Coast.

Watagan Mountains
Watagans or Wattagan Mountains
Mount Warrawolong as viewed from Wattagan Creek Road, Laguna
Highest point
PeakMount Warrawolong (Upper Hunter region)
Elevation641 m (2,103 ft) AHD
Coordinates33°02′S 151°15′E[1]
Geography
Location in New South Wales
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
Range coordinates31°42′S 151°42′E[2]
Topo mapMorisset

The highest point is Mount Warrawolong which rises to 641 metres (2,103 ft) above sea level.

The Watagans are covered with tall eucalyptus forest and rainforest. There are several camping areas and four wheel drive roads. Visitors should be careful as some areas can be quite steep and remote, with risky areas of near wilderness.[3]


See also

References

  1. "Mount Warrawolong". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  2. "Watagan Mountains". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  3. Recreation in State forests of the Watagan Mountains NSW Department of Primary Industries


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