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It's all waterfalls and wilderness on this easy walk around the rim of the Wollomombi Gorge high in the falls country of the Northern Tablelands, near Armidale. A great way to reacquaint yourself with the great outdoors, this scenic walk offers great wildlife spotting and birdwatching.
Passing the Falls lookout, keep your eyes out for the colourful spotted pardalote, with its call, that sounds like 'sleep maybe'. Wedge tailed eagles are often seen here, surfing the thermals that rise off the gorge.
The track crosses the Wollomombi River where you might see a platypus paddling by or an eastern grey kangaroo lying in the shade, before you arrive at the picturesque Chandlers waterfall.
After all that exercise and fresh mountain air you'll be ready for lunch, so head back for a barbecue at Wollomombi Falls picnic area.
About the region
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area features rare dry rainforest, dramatic gorges and waterfalls, extensive wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and an amazing array of wildlife. It's best explored as a scenic drive along the Waterfall Way.
Explore the Apsley Macleay Gorges, one of Australia’s largest gorge systems with incredible ridge top views and visit Wollomombi, the highest waterfall in NSW and a place sure to lift your spirit. Bushwalkers will love the multi-day Green Gully walk that takes in the park’s spectacular landscape and includes overnight accommodation in heritage-listed stockman’s huts. For those seeking heritage accommodation that is slightly more luxurious, East Kunderang Homestead is sure to impress.
Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area is in the Wollomombi Falls precinct of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. To get there follow signs on Waterfall Way between Armidale and Dorrigo. Parking Parking is available at Wollomombi Gorge and Falls picnic area.
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.