Casting his steely gaze over Uralla's main street, the life sized statue of bushranger Captain Thunderbolt, was produced as a Bicentennial project. It was designed and cast by sculptor, Denis Ada...www.uralla.com/
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
Located 1km from the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, The Glade picnic area is a great spot for barbecues and picnics. It's set in a peaceful clearing, surrounded by amazing rainforest.
The area ha...
A perfect bush setting on the Northern Tablelands, the Dangars Falls picnic area has dramatic views over the deep ravines and gorges of the northern edge of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
Langford Homestead is a grand Edwardian Mansion on the outskirts of Walcha, one kilometre south of town on Thunderbolts Way.
Construction of William Fletcher's "Langford" mansi...
14km (one way) - 0.5 hour - Easy difficulty
Because Cottan-Bimbang overlays Oxley Highway, it's possible to get a sense of it without leaving the beaten path. But interested travellers and ke...