Rawson Falls

Walk through different forest types to the base of Rawson Falls

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Rawson Falls

The road to Boorganna Nature Reserve leads up a pretty avenue of trees, with avocado orchards on each side. The track starts from the picnic area, and instantly plunges you into subtropical rainforest, with walking stick palms, black booyongs, coachwood, carabeens, fungi and stinging trees. There are lots of helpful information signs along the walk.

Boorganna Nature Reserve, on the Comboyne Plateau, was one of the earliest protected areas in New South Wales, set aside in 1904. Despite the protection, the rainforest was logged in the 1950s.

The walk leads down through rainforest, across a scree slope, then enters warm temperate forest to reach a viewing platform. Beyond it zig zags down the slope in moist eucalypt forest to the base of Rawson Falls on Mumfords Creek, returning the same way. In wet conditions, leeches might hitch a ride.

We drove up from Wingham via Killbakah toward Comboyne, on a narrow unsealed but scenic road with good views of the volcanic peaks of Mount Coxcomb and Mount Goonook. The entrance to Boorganna Nature Reserve is on Innes View Road.

Combine Rawson Falls with a visit to Ellenborough Falls, a short distance away on the Bulga Plateau.


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