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The Falls Water Falls

Mullion Range State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about The Falls Water Falls.

Getting there and parking

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    The Falls Water Falls is in the southern section of Mullion Range State Conservation Area. To get there:

    • From Orange, travel north-east along Ophir Road for approximately 17km
    • Central Mines trail carpark is located on the left
    • From the carpark follow Central Mines trail for approximately 800m to The Falls Water Falls.
    • The water falls are not signposted so you may require a topographic map and compass, or a GPS to find the falls from the trail.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available on Ophir Road at Central Mines trail carpark.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you at Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    The cooler months are a great time for enjoying bushwalks, birdwatching and 4WD touring in the area.

    Spring

    Relax and dine al fresco surrounded by blooming wildflowers at Fourth Crossing picnic area.

    Summer

    Cool off with a splash in the creek or go trout fishing when the weather gets steamy.

    Winter

    The Falls Water Falls is particularly striking when there are high levels of water in Summer Hill Creek following heavy rainfall.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    12°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    38.3°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    2°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    98.6mm

    Facilities

    Toilets are located at Fourth Crossing picnic area, 2km north along Ophir Road.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    If you're bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    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.

    Permitted

    Fishing

    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park.

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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