Twenty-five year old girl living in Yamba, NSW. I am in love with nature, music, food and animals so you'll see a lot of that here 🌿 See @chloeoliviad on Instagram for more photos from where I've adventured. 🚐⛰
Published November 19th 2017
A hidden gem in Mount Jerusalem National Park
Unicorn Falls & Waterhole is a hidden gem in Northern NSW located in Mount Jerusalem National Park. You can enjoy a great day out to this quiet waterfall spot possibly with a picnic at the top of the falls or by enjoying the peaceful serenity of the rainforest surrounding.
The view from on top of Unicorn Falls
If you're feeling more adventurous, you can climb down the left side of the waterfall to a series of creeks and micro-falls. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife. The National Park isn't as developed as its neighbouring parks but due to the smaller fraction of visitors it has a large variety of rare and endangered plants plus tree-dwelling animals that call this place home. Please keep this in mind when visiting Mount Jerusalem to not disrupt its manner of conservation.
Unicorn Falls & Creek. Photo by Chloe Doyle (@chloeoliviad)
How To Get To The Falls:
The closest township with supplies to Mount Jerusalem National Park is Uki, approximately a fifteen-minute drive. A General Store can accommodate for picnic options and there is also a Petrol Station so you don't become stuck in the National Park. From the town, head along Rowlands Creek Road which winds through pristine countryside and then becomes Manns Road. It is an unsealed road, however, I drive a 2WD and manage just fine along the track.
Drive along Manns Road until you reach a left turn for South Chowan Road. This road does become a bit bumpy but once you hit the first bridge (pictured below) you have reached your destination on the left-hand side. There is a small car park on South Chowan Road but if it is full, use the larger carpark (pictured second) by taking the left-hand turn directly after the bridge.
The 1st bridge you will see on South Chowan Road, then a quick turn left into the carpark.
A large spot for parking next to Unicorn Falls
The magical spot of Unicorn Falls has been a "wild swimming" tradition amongst locals for years. So I'd like to say a big thank you to the two friendly locals who pointed me in the right direction for this trail. I'll definitely be returning to this spot in the future for its sheer natural beauty and the quiet meditation it offers.
Unicorn Falls. Photo by Chloe Doyle (@chloeoliviad)