Wollomombi walking track
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
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.
- 4km return
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs
- Grade 3
- What to
- 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.
On the way
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.
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.
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Armidale office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.
- 02 6738 9100
- 145 Miller Street, Armidale NSW 2350
- 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.Contact us for permits