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Maddens Falls

Dharawal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Maddens Falls.

Getting there and parking

The Maddens Falls is in the eastern precinct of Dharawal National Park. To get there:

  • Take the Old Princes Highway south from Helensburgh
  • Turn right onto Darkes Forest Road and continue along for 2.5km to Maddens Falls carpark
  • Carpark is located on the southern side of the road opposite the Apple Shack Glenbernie Orchard, 259 Darkes Rd.
  • From the carpark follow the signs for 750m along the walking track to Maddens Falls.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Maddens Falls.

Best times to visit

Dharawal National Park is a great place to visit all year round. Head to the park for a refreshing dip during summer, a weekend picnic in the winter sun, some wildflower spotting during spring or an autumn walk or bike ride.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17°C and 26°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


6°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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