Ellenborough Falls - Base of Falls

New South Wales

A walk to the base of Ellenborough Falls - one of the highest waterfalls in Australia.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted

Getting there

From Port Macquarie, drive west on Oxley Hwy, through Wauchope and turn left onto Comboyne rd (10min West of Wauchope). Follow and drive through Comboyne and onto Elands. 

Taree, travel to Wingham and from there follow the signs toward Elands. Ellenborough Falls is just the other side of Elands. 


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Route/Trail notes

This walk takes you right down into the gorge that the falls flow into and includes 641 steps, so it is quite strenuous. The stair cases are narrow and if anyone is coming the other way someone has to get off the path, but there are lots of places for this with seating for plenty of rests. There is a viewing platform just above the bottom, and then the path takes you to the rocks at the base. There's also 2 short walks at the top of the falls - one to the head where it plunges over the rocks and one that circles to the oppisite side of the gorge so you can see it across from a distance.


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Stairs are slippery when wet.

Jimmy on 13 May, 2021

It had been raining when we arrived, but it was still quite busy. Some were going down for a swim. There is a kiosk at the top which is always nice after a walk.

Ian and Sue on 7 Jan, 2017

I took my dog along and she loved it. There were rainbows at the bottom of the falls, but getting back up isn't fun. My legs were sore for days. Well worth a visit!

Lyric on 10 Feb, 2016


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