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Best hidden waterfall in Australia is revealed – and here’s exactly how to find it

Best hidden waterfall in Australia is revealed – and here’s exactly how to find it

  • Stunning waterfall located within Brisbane Water National Park north of Sydney   
  • The waterfall is described by avid adventurers as a hidden gem within the park
  • Water cascades down into a striking trough pool for bushwalkers to cool off in 

Avid adventurers have uncovered what could be described as the best hidden waterfall in Australia – although not for much longer, it seems.

The spectacular waterfall lies deep within the Brisbane Water National Park at Woy Woy on the New South Wales Central Coast, however it is not the famed Kariong Brook Falls which is located nearby. 

The natural wonder is billed as the perfect spot to cool off in after a day of bushwalking with the water cascading down into a striking rock pool.

A spectacular waterfall north of Sydney that cascades down into a rock pool has been uncovered by avid adventurers 

The striking waterfall is accessible by walking from a parking spot at the intersection of Tunnel Fire Trail and Woy Woy Road

The striking waterfall is accessible by walking from a parking spot at the intersection of Tunnel Fire Trail and Woy Woy Road

Adventure blog Walk My World has pieced together a step-by-step guide to finding the waterfall. 

Tourists can access the stunning location by walking from a parking spot at the Tunnel Fire Trail turn off on Woy Woy Road. 

The walk to the waterfall is about 5.4kilometres round trip and is not described as being difficult as most of the route is flat.

From the parking spot, there is about a 1km walk down the fire trail until bushwalkers reach a gate they can walk through.

About 700metres later, tourists will find a junction with signs for a number of trails including the Tunnel Track and Rocky Ponds.  

Walk My World advises bushwalkers to turn left and continue down an unmarked track to a dead end with a pylon.

The waterfall is located at Woy Woy on the New South Wales central coast and is easily accessible on foot although bushwalkers are advised to take safety precautions

The waterfall is located at Woy Woy on the New South Wales central coast and is easily accessible on foot although bushwalkers are advised to take safety precautions 

The entire walk to the waterfall is about 5.4kilometres round trip and is mostly flat, although there are some narrow pathways

The entire walk to the waterfall is about 5.4kilometres round trip and is mostly flat, although there are some narrow pathways

The waterfall is located within the Brisbane Water National Park on the New South Wales central coast (location pictured)

The waterfall is located within the Brisbane Water National Park on the New South Wales central coast (location pictured)

To the right of the pylon is a path that continues down to a shallow creek that bushwalkers can follow to where they catch a glimpse of the trough pool.

About 100metres down the creek there is a dead end. To the right is a narrow and rocky bush track – which can become muddy after heavy rainfall – taking bushwalkers down to the waterfall and pool.

The final stretch is a narrow ledge which can become wet and muddy.  

Tourists are advised to take safety precautions when jumping in for a dip as the ledge beside the pool is narrow and drops down to large rocks underneath.

The area surrounding the pool is also described as being small and not conducive to large crowds. While the pool is said to be perfect for a waterfall shower and to cool off, it is too small for swimming. 

NATIONAL PARK SAFETY

The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services advises bushwalkers to:

– Research your walk and make sure everyone is comfortable with the planned route

– Go at the pace of the slowest person and don’t overestimate your abilities

– Walk in groups of three or more people. In an emergency one of you might need to wait with the injured person while the other gets help

– Check the difficulty. Some walks need rock scrambling and abseiling skills. If you’re not sure of the difficulty, contact the local NPWS park office

– Check weather forecasts and park alerts and be aware that weather conditions can change rapidly

– You may come across waterfalls during a bushwalk. Learn more about staying safe around waterfalls

– Download the NSW National Parks app and Emergency Plus app for location and emergency services information

Source: NSWNPWS 

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