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Waterfall walk

Willi Willi National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Waterfall walk.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Gentle hills

  • Distance

    7.2km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Waterfall walk is in the Wilson River precinct of Willi Willi National Park. To get there:

From Wauchope:

  • Take the Beechwood Road to Beechwood
  • Then turn onto Bellangary Road
  • Turn onto Hastings Forest Way
  • Turn into Wilson River Road to reach the picnic area

From Kempsey:

  • Take the Armidale Road from West Kempsey
  • After 35km turn onto Carrai Road at Toorooka near Willawarrin
  • Turn onto Coachwood Road at Kookaburra

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Wilson River picnic area can become boggy when it rains.

Parking

Parking is available at Wilson River picnic area.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Will Willi National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

Birds are plentiful in the rainforest so it's a great time for birdwatching.

Summer

Meander along the cool Waterfall walk where you can take a refreshing swim.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

26°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

42.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

16°C and 20°C

Lowest recorded

-5.1°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

July

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

234.6mm

Facilities

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

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared and bring appropriate clothing and equipment.

Bushwalking safety

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 + 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.

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Waterfall walk hero, Willi Willi National Park. Photo: John Spencer