Celebrate at Ebor Falls

Guy Fawkes River National Park

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Overview

Come celebrate the re-opening of Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park. Enjoy the views, new lookouts and picnic facilities at this iconic natural attraction. Bring the family to this special event, about 1hr from Armidale.

When

Saturday 4 May 2024, 11am to 1pm.

Accessibility
Easy
Grade
Easy. Suitable for all ages.
Meeting point
Upper Falls picnic area
Bookings
Bookings required. Email or call 02 6739 0700.

Ebor Falls has had a major transformative upgrade following significant damage caused by the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Come along to the official re-opening of Ebor Falls and explore the wonderful new facilities.

The day includes:

  • 11.15am: Smoking ceremony
  • 11.30am: Speeches
  • 12pm: Ribbon cutting
  • 12.10pm: Tour 1 begins (Upper Falls to Lower Falls for sausage sizzle and coffee).
  • 12.20pm: Tour 2 begins
  • 12.30pm: Lunch at Lower Falls
  • 1pm: Event concludes.

The Upper Falls precinct has been upgraded to include:

  • New wheelchair-accessible pathways
  • 2 new viewing platforms with an expanded carpark and long-vehicle access.
  • New amenities including flush toilets
  • Dedicated picnic facilities with 3 new picnic shelters and a gas barbecue.

Amongst the exciting new upgrades are 2 new lookouts, picnic shelters and amenities at the Lower Falls precinct.

The concrete pathway between the upper and lower precincts has also been upgraded, and Ebor Falls Road has received a reseal to cater for the increased visitation expected.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/events/celebrate-at-ebor-falls/local-alerts

Operated by

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Celebrate at Ebor Falls.

Getting there and parking

Ebor Falls is in Guy Fawkes River National Park. To get there:

  • From Ebor, head west on the Waterfall Way towards Armidale for 1km.
  • Turn right at Ebor Falls Road and follow the national park signs
  • Signposted as a RMA rest area.
  • There’s a 200m walk from the carpark to the event.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Free parking available at Ebor Village. Walk along the upgraded Ebor Village path or follow the direction of NPWS staff at Ebor Falls. Please note parking is limited.

Maps and downloads

Accessibility

Disability access level - easy

This event is fully wheelchair-accessible.

  • Paths are sealed but there are some gradual slopes and uneven ground.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets and parking spot are available.

Learn more

Celebrate at Ebor Falls is in Guy Fawkes River National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

Gold rush

Adams Hut, Guy Fawkes River National Park: Photo: S Leathers

Major Edward Parke named Guy Fawkes River after camping nearby on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5, 1845. Gold was discovered in the late 1800s at Ballards Flat and Dalmorton, with the latter once supporting a town of 3,000 people during a short gold rush. A couple of building ruins remain today and old stockmen huts and yards are still present throughout the valleys.

Routes of time

Views towards Ebor Falls, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Tony Karacsonyi

Archaeological sites suggest that Aboriginal people have occupied these valleys for over 10,000 years. The Guy Fawkes and Boyd rivers once served as important traffic and trade routes linking the tablelands to the coast. Ebor Falls was traditionally named 'Martiam', which means 'Great Falls' in Gumbaynggir language.

  • Celebrate at Ebor Falls Come celebrate the re-opening of Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park. Enjoy the views, new lookouts and picnic facilities at this iconic natural attraction. Bring the family to this special event, about 1hr from Armidale.

Unique geology

Views across the escarpment, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: G James

The north-south line of the Guy Fawkes River cuts through the Demon fault line, a 240-million-year-old crack in the landscape. In the south of the park the Ebor volcano spewed lava across the landscape. This created the Ebor Falls, with their unusual organ pipe-like rock formations.

  • Celebrate at Ebor Falls Come celebrate the re-opening of Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park. Enjoy the views, new lookouts and picnic facilities at this iconic natural attraction. Bring the family to this special event, about 1hr from Armidale.
  • Ebor Falls A great stop-off between the coast and Armidale along Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views and scenic lookouts.
  • Escarpment walk Escarpment walk in Guy Fawkes River National Park is a forest walk that takes hikers past Chaelundi Falls and Lucifers Thumb, all the way to Spring Gully picnic area.
  • Misty Creek lookout Enjoy scenic views from Misty Creek lookout over Guy Fawkes River Gorge, near Coffs Harbour, and Chaelundi campground.

Wild about species

Ebor Falls, Guy Fawkes River National Park. Photo: Jeremy Little

The park is an incredible biodiversity hotspot. There are over 40 different plant communities and about 1000 plant species in the park, along with 28 threatened plant species, 24 threatened animal species, and significant areas of old growth forest. The endangered brush-tailed rock-wallaby can be seen in the rocky areas of the park, while glossy black cockatoos are often spotted throughout the park. The park is also one of the few remaining areas in Australia where purebred dingoes can still be found. The park is a conservation site for one of the most significant areas of wilderness in northern NSW, extending over 84,000ha of the 107,000ha park. This preserves the biodiversity of the park, allowing its natural ecosystems to be kept free from excessive human impact.

  • Ebor Falls A great stop-off between the coast and Armidale along Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views and scenic lookouts.
  • Escarpment walk Escarpment walk in Guy Fawkes River National Park is a forest walk that takes hikers past Chaelundi Falls and Lucifers Thumb, all the way to Spring Gully picnic area.
  • Misty Creek lookout Enjoy scenic views from Misty Creek lookout over Guy Fawkes River Gorge, near Coffs Harbour, and Chaelundi campground.

Plants and animals protected in this park

Animals

  • A spotted-tailed quoll walks across a moss-covered forest floor at night. Photo: Lachlan Hall © Lachlan Hall

    Spotted-tailed quoll (Dasyurus maculatus)

    The spotted-tailed quoll is the largest remaining carnivorous marsupial on the Australian mainland. It’s protected as a vulnerable species in NSW.

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