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 September 11th 2018
Swim in the waterfall pools of one of Northern NSW's faves
If driving through effortlessly beautiful country landscapes to a waterfall sounds like your idea of a great day out, then tune in for this quick recap on how to get to the Whian Whian Falls Conservation Area.
The drive will take you around an hour from Byron Bay and is conveniently signed for you (to those responsible for this, a sincere thank you from a girl who is geographically challenged at times).
If you have Google Maps on your smartphone, simply type in the falls name itself and it will direct you where to go along with clear signage on the country roads. Or if you're up for my own travel directions here they are; from the closest town that I know of which is Dunoon, drive along the main road out of the town known as Dunoon Road and make a turn onto Whian Whian Road in the direction of Rocky Creek Dam. You will drive over Simes bridge with Rocky Creek running underneath it and the carpark is on your left-hand side, just after the bridge.
Still a pretty sight even without a overly flowing fall. Whian Whian Falls, NSW.
When at the carpark, there is a clearing and track on your left-hand side, follow the fence around until you reach the lookout over the falls. Getting down to the swimming hole itself is pretty easy unless heavy rainfall has hit the region, so, therefore, take your descent steadily in order to not slip over and bruise your backside.
Wanderer Tip: Follow the creek all the way downstream and you will find multiple swimming holes for when the main falls are overrun with enthusiastic swimmers (trust me this place can get busy!).
One of the pools to enjoy a swim further downstream. Photo by Author (@chloeoliviad).
Northern NSW is known to get the heaviest amount of rainfall of the NSW state, and as you can see from pictures, when this waterfall is flowing strong, the swimming and photo opportunities are endless. It is still a sight to see and enjoy, even though there hasn't been heavy rainfall in the area.
Be sure to pack a picnic and plenty of fluids to keep you going and be ready for a refreshing swim in these gorgeous pools. Always remember to take your rubbish with you, as there are no rubbish collection facilities at Whian Whian Falls - and then more can enjoy these beautiful spots just as you will.