A Guide to the Waterfall Way (Highlights and Itineraries)

Waterfall Way guide (highlights and itineraries)

The Waterfall Way is a 185km scenic drive between Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing through New England and Dorrigo national parks, with numerous impressive waterfalls as the key attraction.

With so many impressive sights to visit, the Waterfall Way is a popular weekend destination in northern New South Wales.

If you want to see everything and also do some of the walking tracks, you will need two full days. Further below you will find a customised itinerary in case you only have one day to spare in this beautiful part of the world.

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Visit Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls

Wollomombi Falls is an enormous plunge waterfall located 40km east of Armidale in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the New England region of New South Wales. Its neighbour Chandler Falls may be a bit smaller but is still very impressive.

With a height of well over 200 metres, the Wollomombi Falls were once considered the highest waterfall in Australia. Several lookout points give visitors spectacular views of the two waterfalls and the massive gorge they drop into.

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Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang Lookout

Warragamba Dam and Lake Burragorang Lookout

Warragamba Dam is Australia’s largest concrete dam and is responsible for the creation of Lake Burragorang, Sydney’s primary reservoir for water supply.

Discover the fascinating history and the significance of the dam by visiting the information centre and the various lookout points.

The Burragorang Lookout, located 40km south of the dam, offers the best views of Lake Burragorang and the lower Blue Mountains.

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Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls is a picturesque village in Morton National Park (Southern Highlands), famous for its spectacular waterfall with the same name.

Follow the boardwalk from the Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre along the creek to a lookout with spectacular views of the waterfall and the enormous Yarrunga Valley below.

Around Fitzroy Falls are a couple of exciting bushwalking tracks through native rainforest, inhabited by various bird species.

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Somersby Falls and Picnic Area in Brisbane Water National Park

Somersby Falls and Picnic Area in Brisbane Water National Park

A visit to Somersby Falls makes for a geat day trip from Sydney, with beautiful scenery and great picnic facilities.

Follow a short bush trail along Floods Creek from the picnic area all the way to the bottom of Somersby Falls in Brisbane Water National Park.

A series of small but pretty waterfalls will greet you as you make your way down this picturesque walking track.

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