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Wolgan View Point
 - Wolgan View Point

One of the most impressive viewing points into the Wolgan Valley from the western cliff line. Jutting out from the surrounding cliff line, the line of site is 270 degrees. Located 1.4km north, north east of the junction of the Long Swamp Road and The Bicentennial National Trail. Named by Brian Fox on a Bush Club walk, 21st April 2014.

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Wolgan Window
 - Wolgan Window

See Donkey Mountain, north east section

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Is an Aboriginal word, the meaning unknown. It was first recorded on Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell's Map of the Colony of New South Wales, 1834.

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Wollangambe Crater *

Is an amphitheatre 7km east of Newnes Junction on the northern side of Wollangambe River. Previously known as The Crater. Ref: Geographical Names Board records, 5th March 1975. Crater is a mismoner. The structure is not an impact crater at all. It is a closed loop or anabranch of the Wollangambe River.

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Wollangambe River *
 - Wollangambe River

Is a watercourse approximately 50km long. It rises about 1km south east of Happy Valley Springs and flows generally east then north, north east into the Colo River.

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Wollemi National Park *
 - Wollemi National Park

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.

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Wombat Gully
 - Wombat Gully

Gives access from one of the many tributaries of Cullen Creek to the top of the cliff line. Located 530m near due north of Invincible Trig Station. Named by Yuri Bolotin on a Bush Club walk, 30th August 2103, due to close sighting of a large Wombat within the gully nearby.

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Wonder Pass
 - Wonder Pass

Is so named, as on the Cullen Bullen Topo Map the cliff line on the eastern side of Carne Creek via Fire Trail No. 6 off Glowworm Tunnel Road, shows 162m relative height of the cliff line. So Yuri Bolotin on the Bush Club walk, 28th April 2014 "wondered" whether there would be a walking access. The reality was that there is no cliff, in its place is a steep grade talus slope that can be climbed easily all the way to the top that coincides with the 1000m contour.

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Woolpack Gap *
 - Woolpack Gap

Is a saddle in the mesa east of Woolpack Rock. It is 2.3km east of Wolgan Trig Station. To the north is the drainage for Red Rock Creek in the Capertee Valley. To the south is the drainage which flows into Barton Creek in the Wolgan Valley.

The name Woolpack Gap was called Wolgan Gap Ref: Parish of Wolgan 1905, 3rd ed; 1916, 4th; 1930, 5th editions and Carnes Geological Map Capertee and Wolgan Valley, 1901. It was not until the Ben Bullen Topo Map of 1974 that Woolpack Gap is shown. Gazetted by the Geographical Names Board 20th June 1975.  It quite obviously was renamed to avoid confusion with the name Wolgan Gap on the Wolgan Road at the entrance to the valley.

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Woolpack Point
 - Woolpack Point

Is located on the northern escarpment of the Wolgan Valley and faces the eastern side of Woolpack Gap. Dramatic views of Woolpack Rock. Wide extensive views of the Wolgan Valley from Cape Horn and Aclatraz in the south west to the mesa of Donkey Mountain towards the south east. Named by Yuri Bolotin on a bushwalk on 23 November 2018.

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Woolpack Rock *
 - Woolpack Rock

Is a rock formation in the mesa 2.2km east of Mount Davidson and Wolgan Trig Station. Named by Surveyor John Byrne Richards and shown on his Survey Plan, 3rd January 1831 as The wool-pack-rock. Ref: Survey Plan B4-691r. In early editions of the Parish of Wolgan, shown as Woolpack Rock. This name and the name Wolgan are the first names recorded by Europeans in the Wolgan Valley. Described by Michael Keats, 4th September 2009, as, " Woolpack Rocks, looking like 4 huge woolbales, batched together."

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Y Canyon
 - Y Canyon

Is the south west arm of a deeply incised feature that drains water from the Mount Budgary Plateau into Budgary Creek. The top end is located at GR 489 114 and the junction of the two branches of the "Y" Canyon is at GR 489 115. Named by Michael Keats on a Bush Club walk, 28th December 2007.

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Yahoo Ridge
 - Yahoo Ridge

Extends 2.3km from Natural Bridge on Mount Cameron Trail in a generally north east direction to above Nayook Creek. So named after the Yah Hut, which lies in ruins at the eastern end of this ridge. Name recorded in the Yah Hut Log Book entry, 12th November 1972.

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Yerra Yerra Pass
 - Yerra Yerra Pass

Is a natural pass which gives access from Rocky Creek up to the top of a plateau. Located 800m east, south east from Rocky Creek and Deanes Creek junction. Named by Michael Keats on his Bush Club walk, 24th April 2007. Michael's choice was derived from an Aboriginal dialect for 'sharp" or "tooth like". Yerra Yerra was chosen as there are two tooth like structures on the pass.

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Yuslan Descend
 - Yuslan Descend

Is a way of means to descend the eastern side from the mid section of Korrowall Ridge at Point Repulse. A cairn just below the end of Point Repulse is the starting point of the means of descent on the eastern side down towards the 4WD track that leads to Kedumba Crossing. It involves a short scramble down the ridge, followed by a direct descent through an open and steep slope. It meets the 4WD track below where it bends very sharply. Named by Alan Chan after Alan and Yusrin Mulia on a bushwalk 13 January 2019.

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