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Falls walking track

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Overview

Falls walking track in Sherwood Nature Reserve is an easy walk through the rainforest, offering spectacular waterfall views of Woolgoolga Creek Falls and fantastic birdwatching.

Where
Sherwood Nature Reserve
Distance
3.6km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Opening times
Access to the walking track is through Woolgoolga Creek picnic area. This area is closed at sunset and reopens at sunrise.
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

Starting at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area, this easy walk meanders alongside Woolgoolga Creek to Woolgoolga Creek Falls. Stroll through subtropical rainforest and admire cascading vines, bangalow palm and magnificent stands of blue quandong. There are several creek crossings to navigate, so while your shoes will get wet, you and the kids will love the adventure.

Along the way, you’ll see a myriad of wildlife such as goannas, pythons and butterflies and might hear the sounds of the threatened giant-barred frog. With over 50 bird species recorded in the Woolgoolga Creek rainforest, this is also a great place for birdwatching. Keep your binoculars handy to spot wompoo pigeons, rose-crowned fruit-doves, brush turkeys and grey-headed flying foxes. 

If you want to learn more, why not take a ranger-guided discovery tour? It’s a great way to explore Woolgoolga Creek and get some local knowledge. After your walk, explore more of Sherwood Nature Reserve along Sherwood Forest drive.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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Falls walking track, Sherwood Nature Reserve. Photo: B Webster