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Rawson Falls walk

Boorganna Nature Reserve

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All the practical information you need to know about Rawson Falls walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    5km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

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    Rawson Falls walk starts at Boorganna picnic area in Boorganna Nature Reserve. To get there:

    • Follow Main Street north from Comboyne
    • Continue along Main Street which becomes Wingham Road
    • Turn right onto Innes View Road and follow the signs to Boorganna picnic area

    Parking

    Parking is available at Boorganna picnic area.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Autumn, with its mild temperatures, is a great season to bushwalk, picnic and enjoy the views from the waterfall and the brightly coloured fungi that are rampant in the rainforest at this time of year.

    Spring

    Spring is a great time for bushwalks and birdwatching when plants are flowering and fruiting. The reserve's birds are all highly active during this time too.

    Summer

    Summer is a good time to escape the heat and holiday crowds by exploring the hinterland. Walking in cool temperate rainforest can be a pleasant and calming escape on a hot summer day.

    Winter

    In winter, the reserve and the Comboyne Plateau create a picturesque winter wonderland destination for car touring, with its early morning frosts at high altitudes and crystal clear skies.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    17°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    42.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    7°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded

    -1.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    July

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    234.6mm

    Facilities

    You'll need to bring your own drinking water.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    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.

    If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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