New South Wales Waterfalls (Australia)

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New South Wales waterfalls (NSW) can be found as far north as the subtropical forests near the Queensland border and as far south as the Australian Alps near the Victoria border. With their differing climates, we managed to visit a variety of waterfalls that were close to towns and reasonably accessible. The state was also blessed with deep gorges yielding some of the country's tallest and most spectacular waterfalls.

As you can see from the map at the top of this page, New South Wales is a big state with a lot of waterfalls all up and down its eastern side near the coast. So we're breaking this state down into subregions to bettter organize the content and not hit you with a giant list. The subregions we're defining are - ACT and Snowy Mountains, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Illawarra, and North Coast and New England Tablelands.

The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) and Snowy Mountains pretty much covers the far south of the state. The ACT is its own independent entity, but we're treating it like it's part of New South Wales given its size. In any case, this subregion is pretty much backed by the Australian Alps, which includes Mt Kosciuszko - the highest mountain in the state. While in this area, we found waterfalls fed by its melting snow within its alpine forests such as Tuross Falls and Paddy's River Falls.

The Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Illawarra subregion pretty much comprise the immediate area (within a couple hour's drive) around Sydney. The Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney is the where Julie and I witnessed dramatic cliff-diving waterfalls such as such as Wentworth Falls and Katoomba Falls. The Central Coast to the North of Sydney was where we stopped by Somersby Falls on our way further up the state. Then, the Illawarra and Southern Highlands was where Julie and I were pleasantly surprised by lush settings and deep canyons where waterfalls still flowed fairly well such as Fitzroy Falls, Carrington Falls, and Belmore Falls.

Finally, in the North Coast of New South Wales, many more taller and spectacular waterfalls awaited us. Among the waterfalls in this part of the state included those on the so-called Waterfalls Way (e.g. Apsley Falls, Tia Falls, Ebor Falls, and Wollomombi Falls among others) as well as waterfalls with a bit of history associated with them like Protestor's Falls.

Indeed, there was lots to see and do in this dynamic state. And we hope to come back here to experience more of this diversity (as well as have a little better luck with the waterflow in some instances)...

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To get a glimpse of what each waterfall looks like, check out the table below. Click on the waterfalls to read more about them.

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ACT and Snowy Mountains

Tuross Falls 2.5 Tuross Falls
Snowy Mountains / Wadbilliga National Park

Gibraltar Falls 1.5 Gibraltar Falls
near Canberra / ACT

Paddy's River Falls 2 Paddy's River Falls
near Tumbarumba / Snowy Mountains

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Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and Illawarra

Wentworth Falls 3.5 Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains

Katoomba Falls 3.5 Katoomba Falls
Blue Mountains

The wispy Bridal Veil Falls at Govett's Leap 2 Bridal Veil Falls (Govett's Leap)
Blue Mountains

Kalang Falls 0.5 Kalang Falls
Kanangra Walls / Blue Mountains

Gordon Falls 1.5 Gordon Falls
Blue Mountains

The Upper Minnamurra Falls 2 Minnamurra Falls
near Kiama / Illawarra

Carrington Falls 3 Carrington Falls
Southern Highlands / Budderoo National Park

Belmore Falls 3.5 Belmore Falls
Southern Highlands / Morton National Park

Fitzroy Falls 4 Fitzroy Falls
Southern Highlands / Morton National Park

Twin Falls 1.5 Twin Falls
Southern Highlands / Morton National Park

Somersby Falls 2.5 Somersby Falls
Brisbane Water National Park

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North Coast and New England Tablelands

Ellenborough Falls 4 Ellenborough Falls
Greater Taree Region

Tia Falls 3.5 Tia Falls
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Apsley Falls 3 Apsley Falls
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

The dry Dangarsleigh Falls (or Dangars Falls) 0.5 Dangarsleigh Falls (Dangars Falls)
near Armidale / Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Bakers Creek Falls 0.5 Bakers Creek Falls
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Wollomombi Falls 2 Wollomombi Falls
Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

Dangar Falls 2.5 Dangar Falls

Ebor Falls 3 Ebor Falls
Guy Fawkes River National Park

Crystal Shower Falls 2 Crystal Shower Falls
Dorrigo National Park

Newell Falls 1 Newell Falls and Sherrard Falls
Dorrigo National Park

Minyon Falls 2 Minyon Falls
near Lismore / Nightcap National Park

Protestors Falls 2.5 Protestors Falls
near Lismore / Nightcap National Park

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