Falls walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3.6km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Gentle Annie Rd, Woolgoolga

  • End: Gentle Annie Rd, Woolgoolga

  • Location: Sherwood Nature Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 555 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.1196949999997

  • Longitude: 153.143650000001

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Falls walking track is a 3.6km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Sherwood Nature Reserve, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Starting at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, this easy walk meanders alongside Woolgoolga Creek to Woolgoolga Creek Falls. Stroll through subtropical rainforest and admire cascading vines, bangalow palm and magnificent stands of blue quandong. There are several creek crossings to navigate, so while your shoes will get wet, you and the kids will love the adventure.
Along the way, you’ll see a myriad of wildlife such as goannas, pythons and butterflies and might hear the sounds of the threatened giant-barred frog. With over 50 bird species recorded in the Woolgoolga Creek rainforest, this is also a great place for birdwatching. Keep your binoculars handy to spot wompoo pigeons, rose-crowned fruit-doves, brush turkeys and grey-headed flying foxes.
If you want to learn more, why not take a ranger-guided discovery tour? It’s a great way to explore Woolgoolga Creek and get some local knowledge. After your walk, explore more of Sherwood Nature Reserve along Sherwood Forest drive.

About the Region

Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.

Getting There

Falls walking track starts at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area in the Woolgoolga Creek precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there:From Woolgoolga, drive west along Woolgoolga Creek RoadFollow the signs to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area Parking Parking is available at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.

Tips

The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.