Wollomombi Falls

Walk Highlights

Wollomombi Falls
  • Distance: Wollomombi Walk 2 km return; Chandler River via Checks Lookout: 5 km return;
  • Time: Wollomombi Walk 1.5 hours return; Chandler River via Checks Lookout: 3 hours return;
  • Location: Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, Armidale, NSW.
  • Facilities: Barbecues, fresh water, toilets, camping
  • Getting There: Drive 40kms east of Armidale along the Waterfall Way
  • Highlights: Elevated views down the Wollomombi Gorge, crossing the Wollomombi River

Walking Track Description

There are two main walks to make, both commencing from the car park. Both walks are on loose gravel, and while generally flat, are also quite hilly in sections, with a few steep parts.

Wollomombi Walk heads along the north side of the gorge rim, and slowly descends to the base of the gorge. At the base is Wollomombi River, which experiences variable flows, and occasional flooding. Crossing the river, ascend to the southern rim, and continue along the rim until Chandler Lookout, which offers fantastic views of the gorges.

The walk to Chandler River via Checks Lookout is a little harder, mainly at the Chandler River end, when the walk zig-zags down to a lookout that must be seen to be believed. Don’t be surprised if you spot a dinosaur, or some other Jurassic-era monster stumbling along the gorge floor, because this place is seriously OLD. Tip: Some of this track is over loose rock, so wear strong footwear.

Walking Trail Map

(Start at red marker)

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  • One Response to “Wollomombi Falls”

    1. Heather | 20/11/15

      Readers should know that the walk down to the Wollomombi river is officially closed. The NPWS have put a barricade across the path at the Chandler river look out and removed the lookout sign (why?) a little further on there is a new track closed sign.

      Do not be deterred by this; the track down to the river is a little eroded and steep but quite navigable. Once at the river you have a compulsory swim in a magnificent pool so be prepared to get wet if you wish to explore the gorge. It is possible to explore the gorge both up and downstream. Downstream is a fairly easy walk with a few compulsory wettings depnding on water levels. Upstream is more interesting as the gorge is narrow and rocky. Progress requires a combination of easy rock hopping and swimming through some lovely pools. Its a great pity that NPWS discourage visiting the gorge. It’s one of our favourite places especially on a hot afternoon.

      If anyone has any info on whether it is still possible to do an overnight hike down the gorge and up to Long point we would be grateful for information and directions.

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