Bakers Creek Falls

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New South Wales, Australia

About Bakers Creek Falls


Hiking Distance: almost roadside
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Date first visited: 2008-05-07
Date last visited: 2008-05-07

Waterfall Latitude: -30.54353
Waterfall Longitude: 151.89003

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Bakers Creek Falls was an unexpected stop for us as a signpost on the Armidale-Dorrigo Road (aka the Waterfall Way or Hwy 78) caught our attention.

It was really a series of cascades, but it only trickling during our visit in May 2008.

Bakers_Creek_Falls_009_05062008 - Distant view of Bakers Creek Falls not doing so well during our May 2008 visit
Distant view of Bakers Creek Falls not doing so well during our May 2008 visit

I guess there was a reason why this waterfall didn’t seem to get a whole lot of fanfare (it definitely wasn’t a waterfall we knew about as we were planning for our trip).

But I’m sure it would be a worthwhile diversion under better waterflow conditions.

In addition to the waterfall, the gorge it was in was also scenic.

The lookout for both the gorge and the waterfall was only a few paces from where we parked the car.

There didn’t seem to be any obvious access to get closer to the waterfall though given the lack of waterflow, we probably wouldn’t have done it even if there was such a track available.

Further exacerbating the disappointment of the visit on the morning we showed up, half the scene was in shadow so our photos didn’t turn out in this place either.

Authorities

Bakers Creek Falls resides in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park near Armidale in New South Wales. It is administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.

Bakers_Creek_Falls_001_05062008 - Full gorge view where Bakers Creek was on the right and a tributary creek was on the left
Bakers_Creek_Falls_011_05062008 - Looking towards the gorge around the Bakers Creek Falls
Bakers_Creek_Falls_005_05062008 - Focused on the main drop of Bakers Creek Falls

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As alluded to in the description above, we chanced upon the signed turnoff for the falls roughly 27km east of Armidale and roughly 10km west of Wollomombi Falls on the Armidale-Dorrigo Road (also referred to as The Waterfall Way or Hwy 78).

Once on the spur road (Old Hillgrove Rd), we proceeded south for just under 2km until we got to a picnic area.

Since I didn’t see a sign labeling this as the waterfall stop, I actually got out of the car and explored around a bit before I finally confirmed that I indeed stopped at the right place.

Bakers Creek Falls was around 30 minutes drive east of Armidale or 163km (over 2 hours drive) west of Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour was 391km south of Brisbane, 157km north of Port Macquarie, and 537km (6 hours drive) north of Sydney.

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