John Oxley Park, Wellington

This river park is in the heart of Wellington, where the Bell River joins the Macquarie. If coming from the Molong-Orange direction follow the Mitchell Highway through town toward Dubbo, but turn left into Gobolion Street just before the bridge crosses the Macquarie river. Follow this down until you go over the low-level bridge and the Park is on your left. From Dubbo direction – cross the main bridge and turn immediately right into Gobolion Street – then proceed to the low-level bridge etc.


32°32’34.62″S, 148°55’59.35″E


See above.

Boat launching:

There is a concrete paved boat ramp (see photo).

Access along the banks:


Site details:

No camping allowed. A short distance upstream are two River bedz properties with direct river frontage – Riverside Caravan Park and the Bridge Motel (see Riverbez trail for further information).

Other information:

This is an area known for its platypus sightings. And, beware – downstream a few hundred metres the river divides around some willows and can be dangerous even for experienced paddlers.