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Wolgan River, near Newnes
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA Sydney Basin
District Central Tablelands
Local government area Lithgow
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
northeast of Wallerawang
1,070 m (3,510 ft)
River mouth confluence with the Capertee River
below Mount Morgan, east of Glen Davis
178 m (584 ft)
Length 40 km (25 mi)
Basin features
River system Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
National park Wollemi National Park

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

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

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.

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