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.
Apsley Falls picnic area is perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, with impressive views of upper Apsley Gorge. It's just off the Oxley Highway, making it an ideal pit stop on a road trip.
4.8km (return) - 1.75 hour (each way) - Hard difficulty
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