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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published May 21st 2020
Three spectacular waterfalls along a short rainforest walk
Ebor Falls are a beautiful set of three waterfalls in Guy Fawkes River National Park in New South Wales. Ebor Falls are just one of a number of waterfalls to be explored along the aptly named "Waterfall Way" which runs from Coffs Harbour on the coast to Armidale, Australia's highest city.

Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park
Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park


In winter the Waterfall Way can be quite misty. Although beautiful, the mist and fog can reduce road safety so it is worth checking the weather before travelling along this route.

In winter the Waterfall Way can become quite misty
In winter the Waterfall Way can become quite misty


To reach Ebor Falls head along the Waterfall Way until you reach the town of Ebor. The turning to the falls is just 1km to the west of Ebor along the Waterfall Way, and well signposted. There is a well-maintained car park and two drop toilets here. In summer, wildflowers surround the car park and road in, a beautiful sight in themselves.

Wild flowers at Ebor Falls
Wild flowers at Ebor Falls in summer


The first two "falls" of Ebor Falls are spectacular, set together and easily viewed from a lookout platform near to the car park. There is no path down to the bottom of the falls.

Ebor Falls are best viewed from the designated lookout platform
Ebor Falls are best viewed from the designated lookout platform


However, there is a short walking trail that takes visitors past the last of the waterfalls here. From the lookout at the end of this trail, it is possible to look up the river and see all three of the falls at once. There are also benches to sit and rest on, or to enjoy the view from, along this walk. This walk is easy and fairly flat and suitable for all ages. It is also wheelchair accessible with assistance.

Ebor Falls viewed from the lower viewing platform along the walking trail
Ebor Falls viewed from the lower viewing platform along the walking trail


As the walk and viewing platforms are within a national park, no domestic animals are allowed. However, there are picnic areas and woodfire BBQs with firewood supplied. The surrounding shade trees are stunning, and often covered in interesting mosses and lichens. There are also a wide variety of rainforest birds here, as well as other interesting wildlife including wallabies, snakes, and lizards

Moss and lichens growing on a rainforest tree at Ebor Falls
Moss and lichens growing on a rainforest tree at Ebor Falls


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Why? A set of three beautiful waterfalls in the rainforest
When: Anytime
Phone: 02 6739 0700
Where: Along the Waterfall Way between Coffs Harbour and Armidale in New South Wales
Cost: Free
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Even in the mist it looks beautiful.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 45 days ago
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