Somersby Falls


Somersby Falls

A series of three waterfalls, Somersby Falls is located on the Floods Creek and it’s easy accessible from Somersby Falls Picnic Area.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 33° 24.040' E 151° 16.185'
Parking: Somersby Falls Picnic Area, Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 33° 24.040' E 151° 16.185'
Parking:     Somersby Falls Picnic Area, Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby
Access:     20min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Somersby Falls is roughly a 1hr10 minutes’ drive away from Sydney, or just 15minutes’ from Gosford town centre. From Sydney travel north on the M1 (roughly 1h). Exit on the B83 – Pacific Highway, then turn left onto Wisemans Ferry Rd. On the first intersection turn left onto Somersby Falls Rd and follow it for the next 3km until you reach the official Somersby Falls Picnic Area. The road is a sealed one.

The car park is huge, PAID (8$ as per 2017) and has all sorts of facilities, including toilets, picnic tables and track’s signs.

From the parking a well-established path descends to the Floods Creek. It is a relatively easy 10 minutes’ walk to the waterfalls, but unfortunately it is not suitable for wheelchair.

Actually, there are 3 waterfalls there; you can walk to each of them and even walk to their bases. In wet conditions it’s very slippery here, so extra care is required.

Return via the same route.

Somersby Falls is a permanent waterfall, but best to visit is after decent rain. It is a great place for summer swim.

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