Follow the Waterfall Way to several spectacular national parks including Dorrigo, New England, Oxley and Cathedral Rock. In Dorrigo National Park you'll find many of the drive's best waterfalls - Ebor Falls, Mihi Falls and Dangar Falls.
Scenic drive from Coffs Harbour to Armidale
The Waterfall Way is a scenic drive from Coffs Harbour on the NSW North Coast through the beautiful tablelands of the New England region. The 191 km touring route winds inland from the Pacific Highway, through Bellingen, up to Dorrigo and further to Armidale. The spectacular landscape changes from national parks to lush countryside, rainforest and wide, open plains.
Along the way are plenty of natural attractions to enjoy. Dorrigo National Park has a series of elevated boardwalks that allow you to see the beauty and wildlife of a subtropical rainforest. Spectacular waterfalls tumble from cliff tops in the tablelands at various high spots - Dorrigo, Ebor and Wollomombi. Armidale, Dorrigo, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour offer a good rage of accommodation, outdoor cafes, shopping and local produce at markets and roadside stalls.
Avoid driving tired and reach your destination.
When driving, always consider how tired you are – fatigue is one of the top three contributors to Australia’s road toll.
Ensure you have had enough sleep before your trip and share the driving wherever possible. When driving on Australian roads take advantage of the many ‘rest areas’ available, regardless of whether it’s a long-distance or short-distance trip.
Easily locate rest areas and plan your rest breaks for your next journey by visiting www.rms.nsw.gov.au
Woolgoolga Creek picnic area is a delightful place for a picnic and a fantastic way to experience the plants and animals that make Sherwood Nature Reserve so special. Nestled below towering flooded gu...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sherwood-nature-reserve/woolgoolga-creek-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Treat the family to a day by the sea at Woolgoolga Beach and Headland. Woolgoolga, also known as 'Woopi', is renowned for its swimming, surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling. There's a small park n...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/coffs-coast-regional-park/woolgoolga-headland/swim-surf
Cascade National Park is a magical environment. Made up of temperate and subtropical rainforest, its 3,700ha are home to plants and wildlife of all kinds. The elegant lyrebird lives here, as do severa...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/cascade-national-park
33km (one way) - 20 hour - Hard difficulty
Descending over 1,000m from the edge of New England Tableland to the headwaters of Bellinger River, this multi-day walk invites experienced bush wal...