Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Wellington
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Wellington is an attractive town on the Mitchell Highway at the junction of the Macquarie & Bell rivers. The town serves the local agricultural and pastoral industries and also boasts a picturesque main street, various historic buildings and the Wellington Caves 10km south of the town.

The town is surrounded by several mountain ranges, including Mount Arthur, Mount Duke (553 m ASL) and Mount Nanima (436 m ASL).


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macquarie River:
Mitchell Hwy (A32) as it crosses Macquarie River at Wellington, June 2003. On the 6 January 1989, the previous bridge collapsed into the river after a collision on the bridge involving a truck carrying heavy excavation equipment. In December 1991, the new bridge over Macquarie River opened to traffic. 2

Image © Michael Greenslade

Wellington CBD:
Mitchell Hwy (A32) (Lee St) as it passes through the Wellington town centre, June 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

Wellington CBD:
Mitchell Hwy (A32) (Nanima Cr) as it passes through the Wellington town centre, June 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census QuickStats
2 ABC Western Plains, 30 Years Since Wellington Bridge Collapse, 6 January 2019

Last updated: 12 Nov 2019 12:37

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