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Rawson Falls walk is a 5km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Boorganna Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
While in Boorganna Nature Reserve, be sure to take the trip out along Rawson Falls walk, which you can follow all the way down to the very base of the waterfall, with its deep, tranquil plunge pool at the bottom.
For your effort, you’ll be rewarded with absolutely spectacular views of the 40m high falls and the diverse surrounding vegetation; you can see all six types of forest that make up the reserve from here. In spring, look out for the beautiful flowering orange blossom and spotted cinnamon orchids, while in autumn, the brightly coloured fungi of the forest can be quite remarkable to see.
A trip to the waterfall, with a relaxed lunch at the picnic area and a refreshing dip at the bottom of the falls, makes for a perfect day trip. The track is even signposted along the way with interesting facts about the rainforest and its history.
About the region
Boorganna Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Boorganna National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Booganna picnic area. Rawson Falls walk starts at Boorganna picnic area in Arakoon National Park. To get there:Follow Main Street north from ComboyneContinue along Main Street which becomes Wingham RoadTurn right onto Innes View Road and follow the signs to Boorganna picnic area Park entry points Booganna picnic area See on map Parking Parking is available at Boorganna picnic area.
Leeches may be encountered. To help prevent contact, apply insect repellent and wear long trousers. Check your clothing frequently and flick off any leeches.
There are stinging trees near the walking track. Visitors are advised not to touch the leaves or brush up against the tree.
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 birdwatch
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.