Ellenborough Falls


Ellenborough Falls

Ellenborough Falls is the Australia's and the southern hemisphere's second highest waterfall with a single drop of 200m.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 31° 36.737' E 152° 17.487'
Parking: Ellenborough Falls Rd, Elands
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:17km of Gravel Road Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 200m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 31° 36.737' E 152° 17.487'
Parking:     Ellenborough Falls Rd, Elands
Access:     2min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Ellenborough Falls is roughly a 1hour and 30 minutes’ drive away from Port Macquarie. From Port Macquarie travel west on the B56 for 30km. Then slide left onto Comboyne Rd and follow it for the next 30km. Continue onto Wingham Rd. After 8km turn right onto Colling Rd and follow it for the next 17km, then slide right onto Bulga Rd which becomes Glenwarrin Rd. After 3.3km turn right onto Ellenborough Falls Rd. A car park is at the end of the road (400m). The road is an un-sealed one for the last 17km.

Note: if you travel from the south (Sydney) via Bulga Rd, only the last 10.5km is a gravel road, and the quality of surface is a bit better.

A good size car park has all sorts of facilities, including toilets, kiosk, picnic tables and track’s signs.

From the parking follow an easy 1-2 minutes walk which leads to the upper viewing platform. You will see the whole waterfall from here.

From here you can follow a short (80m) walk leading to the falls top. This part has some stairs hence not suitable for wheelchair.

We highly recommend to walk down to the falls base via an official track which is pretty much a set of never ending stairs. So the right level of fitness is essential as well as some water. Walk down to the falls bottom takes roughly 15-30min, and the way back is about 25-40min. There are 641 steps! On the brighter side - the walking path is almost always covered by trees, and there are lots of benches along the way. The view at the end of the track is awesome making this waterfall one of Aussie Must See waterfalls.

Ellenborough Falls is a permanent waterfall which flowing well throughout a year. It is the Australia's and the southern hemisphere's second highest waterfall with a single drop of 200m (the highest one is Wallaman Falls, QLD).


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