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Wollomombi walking track

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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.

Where
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
Distance
4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
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

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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.

  • Three areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park have day use fees: Halls Peak campground, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales campground. 

    Vehicle entry fee is $20 or $12 for concession or NPWS annual pass holders. Fees not applicable if you're paying campground fees.

    Buy an annual pass.
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View from Budds Mare lookout, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary