Duffer Falls walking track
Gibraltar Range National Park
Within easy reach of Glen Innes or Grafton and ideal for a day trip, Duffer Falls walking track offers waterfall views in the beautiful forest setting of Gibraltar Range National Park.
- No wheelchair access
- 7km return
- Time suggested
- 2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
- Grade 4
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen
Part of the popular Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, Duffer Falls walking track is a great option if you’re keen to explore the wonder that is Gibraltar Range National Park but only have time for a day walk.
Starting from Wades Sawmill near Boundary Falls campground and picnic area, most of this walk is an easy stroll along wide trails, surrounded by the towering eucalypts, ferns and grass trees that make Gibraltar Range National Park so remarkable.
For the final 700m approach to the falls, the track narrows and becomes more challenging. It’s worth the effort though, to see Duffer Creek plummet over a cliff in a series of cascades and descend into the Demon Fault.
As you walk, keep an eye out for lyrebirds scratching on the forest floor and small eastern yellow robins and scrubwrens flitting about as they hunt for insects. Towards twilight you may even see a northern brown bandicoot, the largest of Australia’s 6 bandicoot species, searching for food on the forest floor. In spring the park erupts with wildflowers, including the striking Gibraltar Range waratah.
If you’re still feeling energetic try nearby Lyrebird Falls walking track, another walk with gorgeous views of waterfalls.
Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk
Keep an eye out for birds and wildflowers on the 45km Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk through eucalypt forests, rainforests, wetlands and granite tors in the rugged Northern Tablelands.
Boundary Falls campground and picnic area
This contained campsite just off the main road between Glen Innes and Grafton offers great walks, picnic spots, barbecues, and a stunning natural waterfall right nearby.
Explore Gondwana Rainforests
Explore the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area in our NSW national parks. Enjoy guided tours, walks, waterfalls, scenic drives, and accommodation surrounded by ancient landscapes.
Washpool National Park
Washpool National Park, north-west of Grafton or east of Glen Innes, offers wilderness walks, camping, and horse riding in stunning World Heritage surrounds.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Glen Innes office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6739 0700
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.Buy annual pass
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