Chandler Falls


Chandler Falls

Chandler Falls, a Wollomombi Falls’ neighbour, is located in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in 30 minutes’ drive away from Armidale. Chandler Falls is reached via a gorgeous 1.5hrs return walk.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 30° 31.969' E 152° 02.004'
Parking: the end of Wollomombi Falls Rd, Hillgrove
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 200m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 30° 31.969' E 152° 02.004'
Parking:     the end of Wollomombi Falls Rd, Hillgrove
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Chandler Falls is roughly a 3hr30 minutes’ drive away from Port Macquarie, or just 30minutes’ from Armidale town centre. From Armidale head east on the B78 for 39km. Then turn right onto well-signposted Wollomombi Falls Rd and follow it for the next 1.7km until you reach the Falls Picnic Area. The road is sealed.

The car park is huge and has all sorts of facilities, including toilets (non-flush), picnic tables, BBQ and track’s signs. There is a campsite nearby.

From the parking follow a well-maintained Wollomombi walking track. It takes just a couple of minutes to reach the main falls lookout which offers a great view of Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls (on the right from Wollomombi Falls). Best photo opportunities of the falls is 20 metres further on from the viewing platform.

From here continue on to the main trail which crosses the Wollomombi River and brings you to the Chandler Falls Lookout.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is about 1.5-2 hours.

Chandler Falls is a waterfall which might have little or no water at all during dry season. Ideal time to visit – late autumn, winter, early spring.

If you’re allowed to fly a drone near this waterfall, then you will be able to take best photos.

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Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
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