Somersby Falls walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.1km

  • Duration: 15mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 265 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby

  • End: 265 Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 73.1 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.4010016666665

  • Longitude: 151.269316666667

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Somersby Falls walking track is a 0.1km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Brisbane Water National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 15mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Starting at one of the most spectacular and popular rest stops on the NSW Central Coast – Somersby Falls picnic area – Somersby Falls walking track winds down to the bottom of the falls along a graceful 100m path, with lookout stops along the way. This is a great walk at any time of year, but it really shines in the summer months, when the cool spray offers a respite from the heat, and after heavy rains, when the falls are particularly striking.
Be sure to bring your camera and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including water dragons, frogs and goannas. If you look up, you may even spot a kookaburra – birdwatching is terrific here, so don’t forget binoculars either. After visiting the bottom of the falls, return to the picnic area and pass the remainder of the day in the cool shade of a tree over a long lunch.

About the region

Brisbane Water National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Two picnic areas within the park close of an evening: Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Somersby Falls walking track is in the Somersby precinct of Brisbane Water National Park. To get there from Gosford:Follow Pacific Highway to Wisemans Ferry RoadTurn left onto Somersby Falls Road at SomersbyContinue along Somersby Falls Road (to the left).Turn left into Somersby Falls picnic area Park entry points Parking Parking is available at Somersby Falls picnic area. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


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.

 

HELLY HANSEN AUSTRALIA
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