Two shortish walks here that are filled with spectacular gorge scenery. The scenery is quite different from the valleys around Sydney, and one of my Instagram followers thought it reminiscent of the Italian Alps. I’ve never been, although I see plenty of the Dolomites on Instagram, and I think she was referring to the preponderance of steep rocky slopes. There are big waterfalls here as well, and in fact Wollomombi Falls is the third tallest in Australia, however we didn’t see a single falls with water in them on our trip, due to dry conditions. Definitely worth the visit nevertheless.
Track notes at the end.
Wollomombi & Chandler Walking Tracks: The Scenery
Chandler walking track
Wollomombi walking track
There’s information on these walks on the NPWS website: here are links to the Chandler Walking Track and Wollomombi Walking Track. The Chandler walk is quite short but the end bit is steep. The track used to go down all the way to the river but has been closed due to erosion, and now ends at a good viewpoint back up the Wollomombi Gorge. The Wollombombi Walking Track is a little longer but quite level, and goes upstream to visit the beginning of the gorge.
2 thoughts on “Wollomombi and Chandler Walking Tracks, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park NSW”
Hi Edward, thanks for your post. If you had time for only one of the walks to get some of the best views that this gorge has to offer, which would you choose?
Hi Melissa. Well, I consulted with my wife Sophia and we think the Chandler Walking Track is the one to choose. It’s steeper, but the drop down to the ridge is fun, and I think the views from the end were the best of the day. I suspect it will also be quieter than the Wollomombi Track. (And you can actually continue past the end of the track for more views.) You won’t been disappointed with either though. One thing to note is that there was almost no water at all when we visited, so I’m not sure what water would do to enhance the views.