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Wollomombi walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Overview

Enjoy this walk through waterfall country near Armidale on the Northern Tablelands. It's fantastic for those keen to spot wildlife and birds on a visit to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

Distance
4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 3
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.

It’s all waterfalls and wilderness on this easy walk around the rim of the Wollomombi Gorge high in the falls country of the Northern Tablelands, near Armidale. A great way to reacquaint yourself with the great outdoors, this scenic walk offers great wildlife spotting and birdwatching.

Passing the Falls lookout, keep your eyes out for the colourful spotted pardalote, with its call, that sounds like ‘sleep maybe’. Wedge tailed eagles are often seen here, surfing the thermals that rise off the gorge.

The track crosses the Wollomombi River where you might see a platypus paddling by or an eastern grey kangaroo lying in the shade, before you arrive at the picturesque Chandlers waterfall.

After all that exercise and fresh mountain air you’ll be ready for lunch, so head back for a barbecue at Wollomombi Falls picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

On the way

  • View of several cascades of water plunging into a deep gorge in a rugged bushland setting. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    Wollomombi Falls lookout

    Wollomombi Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Wollomombi walking track. It’s a lovely place to view the falls and the gorge below.

  • View of rivers at the bottom of steep and rocky gorges. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    Eagle View lookout

    Eagle View lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park along Wollomombi walking track. It’s a great place to enjoy river and gorge views and spot wildlife.

  • Photo credit: In a rugged and rocky terrain, a river cascades down rock shelves as it courses through a steep gorge. Photo credit: Rob Cleary © DPIE

    Chandler Falls lookout

    Chandler Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park at the end of Wollomombi walking track. It’s a great place to see Chandler River cascade through the chasm below.

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

 

Download the Soundtrails app

Discover nature through immersive audio tours with the free Soundtrails app. Listen to stories and insights of Elders, rangers and scientists as you walk this track, and learn the park's rich history.

People listening to an audio tour in an NSW national park. Photo credit: John Spencer © DPIE

General enquiries

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Park info

  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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