Wollomombi Falls Lookout
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
An amazing and accessible lookout with truly breathtaking views of Wollomombi and Chandler Falls and into the gorge.
This moderately trafficked walk starts from the car park of the Wollomombi Falls picnic area in the northern section of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, at the end of Wollomombi Falls Road.
The track involves a paved path and so is wheelchair accessible and suitable for families with strollers.
It is a very short stroll to the constructed lookout with incredible views of Wollomombi Falls, Chandler Falls and into the gorge.
Gaze in wonder at Wollomombi Falls – one of the tallest waterfalls in Australia at 228 metres – as it plunges into the gorge below.
Chandler Falls, which is seen in the distance on the other side of the gorge, may be slightly smaller, but is also very impressive.
Those looking to stretch their legs further can do either the Chandler Track or Wollomombi Track, both of which offer more spectacular views into the gorge and of the waterfalls.
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park can be visited as part of the 185 km Waterfall Way scenic drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale.
Track: The track consists of a paved, relatively flat path. It is well-signed and easy to follow.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all walkers and is wheelchair accessible and suitable for families with strollers.
Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.
The trail starts from the car park of the Wollomombi Falls picnic area in the northern section of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, at the end of Wollomombi Falls Road – approximately 5.5 hours drive south of Brisbane, 30 minutes drive east of Armidale, 2 hours drive west of Coffs Harbour or 6.5 hours drive north of Sydney.
There is a short section of unsealed road on the way to the picnic area, however is suitable for 2WD vehicles in normal weather conditions.
Parking is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round.
Note that there are park fees associated with entering many national parks in New South Wales. Check the New South Wales Parks and Wildlife Service website for more information.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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