Rawson Falls Walk

New South Wales

A trip to the 40m high waterfall, with a relaxed lunch at the picnic area and a refreshing dip at the bottom of the falls makes for a perfect day trip. The track is even signposted along the way with interesting facts about the rainforest and its history. The time is a rough guide, you could spend hours at the bottom in good weather.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Rainforest

Getting there

Located in Boorgana nature reserve near the town of Comboyne, NSW. Travelling from Wingham follow Comboyne road north, or south out of Comboyne township on Wingham road. Turn on to Innes View road and follow the signs 4km to the reserve. There's a connecting road on comboyne road to the relatively nearby Ellenborough falls so you could even visit both in one day if you had the legs for it.

Route/Trail notes

The walk in is all downhill, meaning the walk out is all uphill so be prepared. The track is easily definable and there are loads of informative signs all the way. The entire walk is 5.4km return to the bottom of the falls, or you can just walk to the viewing platform which is 3.4km return. The bush in front of the platform is somewhat overgrown so the view is a quite obstructed, and continuing to the bottom is definitely worth it. However, the track is very narrow in a lot of places and has steep drop off sides. It was VERY slippery when I went so extreme care is needed. After the platform there is a few areas of rockslide and fallen debris so a bit of careful scrambling is needed. The bottom of the falls was even more treacherous, you could easily injure yourself slipping if not careful. Lots of stinging plants at the bottom, and tonnes of leeches all along the way! But it is a BEAUTIFUL walk through several types of forest - eucalypt, dry rainforest & subtropical rainforest. And the 40m high falls were spectacular after rain. I graded it hard due to the slippery track and rocks, but it would possibly only be medium in drier conditions.There's picnic tables, shelter and phone reception at the entrance.

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/rawson-falls-walk

Comments

Absolutely spectacular forest and falls! Beware the leeches and narrow slippery track.

Lyric on 8 Apr, 2017

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