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Dangars Gorge – Armidale

View the breathtaking waterfall that thunders into a dramatic gorge creating rainbows in the mist. Whilst not officially on the Waterfall Way, this spectacular gorge and waterfall is not to be missed. Located 25 minutes from Armidale along Tourist Drive 19.


Wollomombi Falls

Take the SoundTrails walk whilst viewing the magnificent waterfalls and gorge country. Experience the ancient and traditional stories embedded in this ancient landscape. These magnificent Waterfalls are the 2nd Highest in Australia and after heavy rain the waterfall cascades 220m over the dramatic cliffs to the valley below.


Cathedral Rock summit scramble

Feel on top of the world with 360-degree views amongst striking granite tors. For the intrepid, pack headlamps and set out at sunrise or sunset for a truly exceptional experience.


Sunrise at Point Lookout New England National Park

Watch the sun rise over the a panorama of unspoilt beauty and Gondwana ancient forests. Perched on the edge of the great escarpment, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance.


Ebor Falls

Get your drone out at one of the most scenic and photogenic multi-step waterfalls where the Guy Fawkes River tumbles over 100m down tiered columns of graphite coloured rock. There are two waterfalls to view that cascade through ferns and rainforest down to the valley floor, with spectacular views down to the Guy Fawkes River National Park.


Swimming at Dangar Falls Dorrigo

This 30m cascade waterfall can be viewed from the top, or take a short 10 minute walk to the bottom where you can take a dip in the deep water and swim under the waterfalls as they cascade into the natural swimming hole.


Skywalk Lookout

Dorrigo National Park Skywalk offers a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape. Perched tight on the edge of the escarpment, the views take in Bellinger Valley to the coast with deep valleys and gorges, blanketed in rich rainforest.


The Promised Land Bellingen

Swim in the remarkable natural rock pool surrounded by lush rainforests.


Waterfall Way Scenic Drive

The 185 kilometre Waterfall Way scenic drive links Coffs harbour and Armidale, passing rainforest, river valleys and waterfalls, including New England and Dorrigo National Parks.You could cover Waterfall Way scenic drive in about two-and-a-half hours, but with so many amazing stops along the way, it could take you all day. Starting at Coffs Harbour, the scenic drive traverses five national parks and winds through lush rainforest, waterfalls, open woodlands and farmland as you approach Armidale.Ebor Falls should not be missed. Two grandiose waterfalls and an amazing scenic walk along the escarpment edge. All this is just a few minutes walk from Ebor Falls car park. The road winds steeply through the lush rainforest of Dorrigo National Park to a height of 750 metres at Dorrigo Mountain.Other highlights of the drive include the granite tors in Cathedral Rock National Park, Point lookout in New England National Park, and the Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area, near Armidale, which has one of the state’s highest drops.
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Wollomombi Falls

The Wollomombi Falls are one of the highest falls in Australia. The spectacular single fall from the undulating plateau country around Wollomombi to the floor of the Wollomombi Gorge often gives visitors a truly superb view. The views, though sometimes shrouded in mist, are most spectacular after heavy rain in the area.Wollomombi Falls are located less than one kilometre south of the village of Wollomombi and approximately two and a half kilometres by road. The access turn off is one and a half kilometres from Wollomombi on the Waterfall Way towards Armidale.Wollomombi Falls are located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
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Ebor Falls

Watch the Guy Fawkes River plunging 100 metres over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three lookout platforms along the edge of the gorge upper falls, lower falls and valley view give spectacular views out into the rugged gorge country.A 360-metre loop walk takes you from the car park to an impressive, cantilevered lookout, as well as another scenic lookout. From here you’ll enjoy picturesque views of the majestic Ebor Falls, plunging over the edge of the waterfall. Just a short walk from the falls is the Ebor Falls picnic area. Settle down for a picnic lunch or enjoy a barbecue in a peaceful bushland setting.If you’re keen for more, take the 1.1 kilometre walk into Ebor Village from Ebor Falls by following the Village walking track from the Upper Falls car park to the east.Golden everlasting daisies bloom around the upper falls in the warmer months and rare ground orchids flower in the late spring and summer. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a wedge-tailed eagle soaring above you as you picnic in the grassy woodlands area next to the falls.The Gumbaynggirr people traditionally called Ebor Falls Martiam’, which means the great falls’.
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On top of theworld

Point Lookout

Point Lookout is the must-see destination for visitors to New England National Park. Perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance.At sunrise, the mist in the valley turns from orange to pink as the sun erupts above the distant horizon. It’s no wonder this is one of the most photographed sunrises on the NSW North Coast.Accessible to all, Point lookout is a 200 metre walk from the carpark on a wheelchair-friendly track. Pack a picnic, have a barbeque and spend a few hours relaxing and admiring the view. Read about the wonders of the Gondwana rainforest, Aboriginal cultural heritage and the history of this impressive location in the picnic shelter.While you’re there, why not venture off to discover the rainforest below on the many walking tracks that start here?
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Skywalk lookout

Directly connected to Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Skywalk lookout offers a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape. Perched right on the edge of the escarpment, the views take in Bellinger Valley to the coast with deep valleys and gorges, blanketed in a rich rainforest. If birdwatching is of interest, look for regent bowerbirds, topknot pigeons and grey goshawks.Skywalk lookout is a 70m boardwalk that soars over the edge of the escarpment some 21m above the rainforest. Easily accessible, anyone can enjoy the panoramic views of the Rosewood rainforest basin. If you prefer a closer look, stretch your legs along Rosewood Creek walking track.The view is dominated by the double peak of McGraths Hump, also known by locals as ‘old man sleeping’. There are a number of Gumbaynggirr stories about the mountain silhouette, which features the profile of a face. It commands a strong presence from wherever it’s viewed.Take a virtual tour of Skywalk lookout captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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