One of New South Wales’ hidden treasures lies just behind the Coffs Harbour coastline.
The aptly named Waterfall Way winds its way from the coastal town of Urunga to the
New England Tablelands. Along the way are concealed some of the best waterfalls
and scenery in the state.
Crystal Falls, Dorrigo National Park
Leaving behind the coast, Waterfall Way ascends the lush green escarpments of Dorrigo
Exploring the parks walking tracks you’ll find some amazing rainforest
and of course spectacular waterfalls. Crystal falls is a must see. The impressive
cascade can be viewed from a multitude of angles; it’s even possible to walk behind
the falls making for some unusual shots.
Dangar Falls, Dorrigo
It’s only a few kilometres further into the ranges that you’ll find the beautiful
Dangar Falls. These falls are easily accessible from the town of Dorrigo. A small
lookout above the falls affords great views over the cascade and the Beilsdown River.
You can also gain access the base of the falls, although in my view the falls are definitely better photographed from
The falls are a pretty spectacular sight especially on a cold morning with mist
rising up from the river valley below. The first light of day colours the mist with
warm light creating a real mystical feel.
With freezing night time temperatures it’s not always easy to un-grip the doona
and get out for the sunrise, but the spectacular views from Point Lookout make it
all worthwhile. The views over the New England National Park are amazing. So much
so I made two dawn visits to the lookout and was rewarded on both occasions with
spectacular sunrises over the park.
Point Lookout, New England National Park
From our base at Cathedral Rocks National Park (we stayed at the Native Dog camp ground which I can highly recommend) a short journey takes
you to Ebor Falls. Two cascades make up these huge falls. It is the upper falls
that are more easily photographed. Normally I wouldn’t photograph waterfalls in
direct sunlight but the late afternoon sun provided subtle warm light which really
helped lift the scene.
Ebor Falls, New England Tablelands
View over the Guy Fawkes River National Park.
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