Potoroo Falls walk
Tapin Tops National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
Take a walk along Potoroo Falls walk which leads from the picnic area through rainforest to the beautiful Potoroo Falls, with its tranquil swimming hole.
- Tapin Tops National Park
- 0.9km return
- Time suggested
- 15 - 30min
- Grade 4
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, insect repellent
From Potoroo Falls picnic area, follow Potoroo Falls walk around 1km upstream along Little Run Creek to the scenic waterfall and swimming hole.
At the start of the track, you’ll spot the largest recorded watergum in New South Wales, not to mention many species of rainforest trees and interesting plant life and wildlife along the way.
As the route follows the creek, it involves some rock-hopping, so be prepared for wet feet and a bit of splashing. Don’t forget to take your swimming gear for a dip at the beautiful swimming hole – it’s the perfect place for cooling down when the weather is hot.
Potoroo Falls picnic area is well-equipped with sheltered tables, wood barbecues and toilets. It’s a great place to enjoy a bite after you’ve walked to Potoroo Falls and had a splash in the swimming hole.
Subscribe to our Naturescapes e-newsletter which is packed with the latest information, experiences and events in NSW national parks. Your next park adventure starts here.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Taree office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6552 4097
- 78 Hargreaves Drive, Taree NSW 2430
- in Tapin Tops National Park in the North Coast region
Tapin Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.