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“Worth the detour/daytrip!”
Review of Waterfall Way

Waterfall Way
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Armidale
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Worth the detour/daytrip!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

As part of a road trip with friends, we took a diversion from the Pacific Highway up the Waterfall Way, stopping off at most of the falls and attempting a few of the trails in the process.

Spectacular falls, healthy bush/forest. Great to get out there and observe nature doing its thing.

As previously said, it's best to take your own supplies (food, water etc) on the walks, as facilities are extremely limited along the way.

Wollomombi also only has diesel at its service station/bar/shop/church/library, so fill up in town if you're a petrol type heading out this way.

Visited March 2013
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Tamworth, Australia
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115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Warerfall Way.Armidale”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The 'the Waterfall Way' is the main route between Armidale an Coffs Harbor and joins the new England Highway at Armidale it is a challenging road and takes some degree of care.

I enjoy the beautiful views and the surrounding rainforest and waterfalls each time I drive through.

Also some of the streams can be fished for Trout and it passes the Dutton trout Hatchery at Ebor

Great Scenery

Visited November 2013
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Clovelly Park, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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“Stay longer”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We decided to drive inland from Coffs Harbour and were delighted to discover this drive. Unfortunately we only had time to do it in a day but could have spent a lot longer hiking and visiting more waterfalls. Was really surprised to see water during the summer.

Visited January 2014
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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136 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Rainforest views”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

I have travelled 'the Waterfall Way' many times and although it is a challenging road and takes some degree of care, I enjoy the beautiful views and the surrounding rainforest and waterfalls each time I drive through.

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful day trip through Tablelands, rainforest and coastal scrub”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The drive from Armidale to the Coast is a lovely half day trip through ever changing scenery. There are at least three major waterfalls not far from the road and all are well worth the brief diversions to see them. Another diversion to the Trout Hatchery gives up close contact with live trout of various sizes and ages The road goes through the tiny village of Ebor and it is well worth a visit to the service station at the top of the hill. Inside is an amazing collection of old advertising memorabilia and funny sayings. The toilets are an experience too! The run to Dorrigo can feel quite 'English, in the mist and the large number if conifers along the road and in paddocks. Dorrigo is a small town with a great Sweet shop and some nice coffee shops. Just outside Dorrigo on the way East, is the Dorrigo Sky Walk.. Again, a diversion from the main road, but a wonderful raised walkway across the tops of the rainforest. Stunning views to the coast. Then back onto the road and down a very steep and windy road to the coastal plain. This road goes past a couple of waterfalls which can be seen from the road. The next township of Bellingen, is a centre for arts and crafts and alternative cultures. Don't miss the old fashioned shops along the Main Street. From here, it is not far to the Pacific Highway, and head north towards Coffs Harbour and Brisbane, or south to Nambucca and Sydney. The Waterfall Way is a great drive, which gives a full taste of the best of small towns, geography and topography, moving from 1000metres above sea level, to sea level. It can done in about 2 1/2 hours without any stops, or it can stretched to a full day or more if you make all the stops and diversions.

Visited November 2013
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