Trekking to Winifred Falls N.S.W

img_8336Entering the Royal National Park from Loftus, (Sydney) drive along Farnell Ave to Audley river crossing, the road merges into Sir Bertram Stevens Drive continue for 2.5km and turn left onto Warumbi Rd. Approx 400 meters along, keep an eye on a sign to your right, (Winnifred Falls Fire Trail) there is also a locked gate at entry of walk. Parking on side of road. The beginning of the walk is the sign, stating 1km (2km return). The track itself is a fire trail and easy to walk with some parts steep with loose rocks, we had attempted this walk after a large rainfall so the track was muddy and slippery, but I’m sure on a dry day the track would be easy.

img_8386Arriving at the bottom of trail are the falls, and an amazing swimming hole.At the left of the sign we found a great place to get some pictures of the falls, there also is a trail leading to the water hole underneath the falls. The water hole has easy access for a swim and the water was freezing but very refreshing, There is clear grassed area’s for a relaxing day or a picnic.On the right side of the falls we walked up the river along a track for a short distance, there are many small cascades running into main fall. The walking track up along the waters edge continues but not sure on how far this leads to but is a clear track. Walking the track back up the hill to car was a little challenging, again because of the wet surface but also steep in some areas, taking our time and at a steady pace, stopping for a few short breaks it wasn’t that bad, we finally returned back to the road. A beautiful walk! great for a couple of hours or spend the day relaxing or exploring.

Google Maps- HERE

 

Author: Andy and Trish

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