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Name:
Wollemi National Park *
Description:

Is part of the Greater Blue Mountains. It is roughly bounded on the east by the Putty Road, to the south by the Bells Line of Road, while the western boundary adjoins the Gardens of Stone National Park and the northern boundary adjoins the Goulburn River National Park. Our area of interest is covered by the Topo Maps Wollangambe, Rock Hill, Mount Morgan, Cullen Bullen and Ben Bullen. Wollemi National Park is over 487,000 hectares, making it the second largest park in NSW behind Kosciuszko. Located about 150km north west of Sydney. It was created in December 1979 and listed as part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area in December 2000. The park contains the largest remaining area of wilderness in NSW. The Wollemi Pine,Wollemia nobili, was named after the area in which it was found and after the person who first found it, David Noble. The Wollemi Pine was first seen and leaf samples collected by David Noble in June 1994. At the time, David was a National Parks and Wildlife Service field officer. Ref: Woodford, James. The Wollemi Pine, 2000, pp.10-14. Wollemi is believed to come from the Darkinung word wollumnii, which means "lookaround you" or "watch your step" Ref: Woodford, James. The Wollemi Pine, 2000, p. 5. Wollemi, Wallambine, Wollombi (a.k.a. Wolombi or Wallumbi) and more are variations of the same Aboriginal expressions and could have been the original tribal term for the people or the country of the Hawkesbury Hunter Ranges. Ford, Geoff E. Darkinung Recognition, Masters Thesis, 2010, p. 77. Also, "The general word Wollemi, Wollombi and Wallambine [a wide range of spellings] was an oral term used by Darkinung Language Aborigines for county of the northern Blue Mountains", Op. cit. p. 424.

Maps:
  • Wollangambe
  • Rock Hill
  • Mount Morgan
  • Cullen Bullen and Ben Bullen
Grid Reference:
Location:
Wollemi National Park
Status:
Protected
Related Names:
Walks:
  • GOS1.06: Pantoneys Crown
  • GOS1.09: Passes of East Genowlan Mountain
  • GOS2.01: Mount Harvey and Mount Dawson Pass
  • GOS2.03: Point Anderson and Canobla Creek
  • GOS2.05: Mount Gundangaroo
  • GOS2.14: The Cliffs of Mars
  • GOS2.26.1: The Totem Pole
  • GOS2.27: Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek
  • GOS3.15: Carne Creek Cliffs and Lurline Jack Lookout
  • GOS4.25: Deep Pass to Natural Bridge
  • GOS4.29: Mount Norris and Railmotor Ridge
  • GOS4.33: Cerberus Creek traverse
Photos:
 - Wollemi National Park

Pagoda Rock Formations