Wollomombi River

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

Wollomombi River
Woolomombi Creek, Rockvale Creek[1]
Wollomombi River (left) showing the river's confluence with the Chandler River in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
StateNew South Wales
IBRANew England Tablelands
DistrictNorthern Tablelands
Local government areaArmidale Dumaresq
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationsoutheast of Guyra
  elevation1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Chandler River
ear the village of Wollomombi
677 m (2,221 ft)
Length65 km (40 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacleay River catchment
  leftBoundary Creek (New South Wales)
WaterfallsWollomombi Falls

Course and features

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]


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


  1. "Wollomombi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. "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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