Wolgan River

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

Wolgan River, near Newnes
StateNew South Wales
IBRASydney Basin
DistrictCentral Tablelands
Local government areaLithgow
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnortheast of Wallerawang
  coordinates33°22′55″S 150°09′37″E
  elevation1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Source confluenceCarne Creek and Wolgan River (Western Branch)
  locationWolgan Valley
  coordinates33°14′53″S 150°11′48″E
  elevation550 m (1,800 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Capertee River
below Mount Morgan, east of Glen Davis
33°12′20″S 150°27′54″E
178 m (584 ft)
Length40 km (25 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
National parkWollemi National Park

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of Carne Creek (also called Wolgan River (Eastern Branch))[2] 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.[1]

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


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