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Falls walking track

Sherwood Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Falls walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    3.6km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Falls walking track starts at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area in the Woolgoolga Creek precinct of Sherwood Nature Reserve. To get there:

  • From Woolgoolga, drive west along Woolgoolga Creek Road
  • Follow the signs to Woolgoolga Creek picnic area

Parking

Parking is available at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you at Sherwood Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

See magnificent quandong trees as their fruits turn blue and fallen leaves carpet the rainforest floor with red.

Spring

A fantastic time to see rainforest birds while they're nesting and wildflowers in the heathland.

Summer

Enjoy the tranquillity in the rainforest and some cool respite from the summer heat.

Winter

Bask in the winter sun at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and enjoy a sheltered walk in the rainforest.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

28.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

4°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

4.2°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

953.1mm

Facilities

Drinking water

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Falls walking track

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Park info

  • in Sherwood Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
  • Sherwood Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or damage to trail network.