Wollomombi River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWollomombi River
|Other name(s)||Woolomombi Creek, Rockvale Creek|
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||New England Tablelands|
|Local government area||Armidale Dumaresq|
|Main source||Great Dividing Range
southeast of Guyra
1,280 m (4,200 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Chandler River
ear the village of Wollomombi
677 m (2,221 ft)
|Length||65 km (40 mi)|
|River system||Macleay River catchment|
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; 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.
In December 1904 two teenagers were drowned while bathing in the Wollomombi River. Another lady almost drowned while attempting to rescue them.
Beef cattle and sheep are reared on the upper reaches of the river.
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