We have many trails to a waterfall. See our handy map below which shows the location of more than 25 waterfalls on the Coffs Coast, around Port Macquarie, on the escarpment and beyond. How many of these waterfalls have you visited?
Waterfalls near Coffs Harbour
Scout Falls are reached by a short walk and rock hop up Middle Creek in Sherwood Nature Reserve. Scout Falls is a popular swimming hole.
There is a great view over the Orara Valley from the waterfall on Scrubby Gully creek, up on the sandstone escarpment of Sherwood Nature Reserve.
Woolgoolga Creek Falls is reached after a short forest walk from the picnic area, but the access road was damaged in the 2021 floods and is currently closed.
Waterfalls near Orara Valley
Bangalore Falls is easily reached by a short walk through rainforest in Bindarri National Park, or take the long, hard climb up to Bangalore Falls on Jersey Bull Road. If you have a 4WD, you can also visit nearby Urumbilum Falls.
There are a number of waterfalls in Orara West State Forest and Nana Creek Forest accessible by walking in from 4wd tracks. We like Fig Tree Falls, Mirum Creek Falls and Nana Creek Falls (there is no defined track to the last two).
Waterfalls on the Eastern Dorrigo Plateau
Battery Falls are on the Nymboida River in Wild Cattle Creek State Forest, and reached by a short walk from the road.
There is a lovely little cascade under a road bridge on Mobong Creek in Wild Cattle State Forest, popular with photographers. Walking up the creek takes you to Mobong Creek cascades, and a 4WD journey down Measuring Hut Road will take you to the very high Mobong Falls. Flaggy Creek Falls are also nearby, if you have a 4WD.
Waterfall walks in Dorrigo National Park
Crystal Shower Falls and Tristania Falls are well known, and easy to reach on the Wonga Walk.
But our favourite is Red Cedar Falls on Rosewood Creek, the largest falls in Dorrigo National Park. Find them, and Coachwood Falls, on the Rosewood Creek circuit and Red Cedar Falls track from the Never Never picnic area.
Callicoma Falls and Casuarina Falls are on the Blackbutt Track, which also starts from Never Never picnic area.
Waterfalls along Waterfall Way
The aptly named Waterfall Way is a popular drive and motorcycle ride from Bellingen to Armidale. As you ascend Dorrigo Mountain, the road passes over Sherrard and Newell Falls.
A short detour from Dorrigo will take you to Dangar Falls, popular with photographers and easily observable from the car park. A track leads to the bottom where you can swim.
Ebor Falls in the Guy Fawkes River National Park are easily accessibly from the carpark and picnic area. The Ebor Falls, or Martiam as the Gumbaynggirr call them, drop 115m over basalt tiers from the ancient Ebor volcano, into the Demon Fault.
Majestic waterfalls near Armidale
Wollomombi Falls and Chandlers Falls near Armidale plunge dramatically into a gorge, the lookout is a great spot for a photograph.
There are a number of walking tracks around the equally spectacular Dangar Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. We also like the pretty Bakers Creek Falls at the head of the Metz Gorge.
The cascades and waterfalls at Point Lookout are a more intimate experience, these creeks are the headwaters of the rivers that flow to the coast. Try the Tea Tree Falls walk.
Waterfalls in Gibraltar-Washpool National Parks
The Demon Fault cuts through the Gibraltar Ranges, creating some lovely waterfalls such as Boundary Falls which is easily accessed from the campsite near the Gwydir Highway. Duffer Falls offers a welcome swim on a hot day for hikers on the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage Walk.
We have yet to explore Dandahra falls and Murrumbooee Cascades in Gibraltar-Washpool National Park.
Further west on the Gwydir Highway, take a detour to Kings Plains National Park and walk down the creek through orange gum woodland to find Kings Plains Creek Falls.
Waterfalls around Port Macquarie
On the Comboyne Plateau, a forest walk in Boorgana Nature Reserve leads to Rawsons Falls. Not far away, at Elands, is the high drop of Ellenborough Falls.
Inland, in Werrikimbe National Park, a rainforest walk at Plateau Beech leads to King Fern Falls and Filmy Fern Cascades. At Willi Willi National Park, the Waterfall Walk starts at the Wilsons River Picnic Area.