Features

  • Coffs Coast to Armidale 185km drive
  • 5 National Parks along the way
  • Wollomombi Falls the 2nd highest waterfall in Australia
  • Armidale is 1000 metres above sea level
  • World Heritage Gondwana Rainforests

The Waterfall Way was recently voted as one of the best scenic drives in NSW, winding through five National Parks starting from beaches at Sawtell and Valla through Bellingen with lush green farm paddocks to the Dorrigo Plateau. Then on towards the New England Tablelands to Armidale with stunning waterfalls and wilderness National Parks that offer plenty of nature experiences along the way.

West of Dorrigo, on the way to Armidale, you can watch the Guy Fawkes River plunge 100m over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three lookout platforms along the edge of the escarpment offer spectacular views out into the gorge country. Nearby you can also hike through sub-alpine woodlands to the towering granite formations of Cathedral Rocks which are reached after climbing 400 metres over boulders.  

Further natural attractions en route to Armidale include one of NSW’s highest drops at the incredible Wollomombi Falls and gorge, where waters plunge 220m into the valley. Enjoy the walking tracks and picnic areas in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. 

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