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Wollomombi Main Falls lookout

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park

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Wollomombi Main Falls lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, near Wollomombi Falls picnic area. It’s a fantastic spot to view waterfalls plunging into the gorge below.

Don't miss this lookout, a highlight of Waterfall Way that's easily reached with a 200m walk from Wollomombi Falls picnic area.

After passing through towering stringybark and blackbutt forest, you’ll reach the large viewing platform of Wollomombi Main Falls lookout. From here you can enjoy sweeping vistas across a rugged and beautiful landscape. Among the spectacular waterfalls you'll see, Wollomombi Falls stands out as one of Australia's largest. In a single 240m drop, water plummets into a deep ravine gouged out from rock where the Chandler and Wollomombi rivers meet.

Keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles, soaring on warm updrafts before diving back into the gorge to hunt. The dark green patches of forest are pockets of dry rainforest, crucial habitat for diverse wildlife of the Macleay Gorge system.


  • 2 people view Wollomombi Falls from the wheelchair-accessible lookout platform in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Wollomombi Falls picnic area

    Stop for a break at Wollomombi Falls picnic area in World Heritage wilderness in New England, for breathtaking scenic views of waterfalls and gorge country.

  • View from Chandler walk, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. Photo © Rob Cleary

    Chandler walking track

    The short yet steep Chandler walking track from Wollomombi Falls picnic area, near Armidale, offers excellent birdwatching and scenic views from Checks lookout.

  • View across a valley to a steep cliff face and waterfall in Oxley WIld Rivers National Park.  Photo © Jessica Stokes

    Checks lookout

    Checks lookout is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, along Chandler walking track. It’s a great spot to enjoy spectacular views of the waterfalls and gorges of the Chandler River.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • There are 3 areas in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park where you'll need day use vehicle permits: Halls Peak campground and picnic area, Riverside campground and picnic area, and Youdales Hut campground and picnic area. Day use vehicle permits can be bought online or by calling the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. If camping, permit fees are included in the campground fee.

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