Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is located about 150km southwest of Coffs Harbour along Waterfall Way, which progresses from Raleigh, 23km south of Coffs, to Armidale some 165km inland. The national park attractions are accessible from Waterfall Way in the northern section and Oxley Hwy in the southern section.

Wollomombi Falls is in the northern tip of the park 39km east of Armidale. The gorge is a short drive in and there are lookouts 75m and 400m from the car park, the latter having the best views. Wollomombi are the second highest sheer drop falls in Australia at 220m and are very impressive. Camping is available at Edgars Lookout.


Gara Gorge is part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and is accessible from Waterfall Way just east of Armidale and 15km in. The gorge is a day use area only and offers a picturesque river setting and a great spot for trout fishing. A 5.5km bushwalking circuit explores the gorge and the historic hydro-electricity scheme site.

The southern waterfalls in the park are south of Armidale some 78km and 95km on. Time restraints and itinerary may determine whether you include these falls, however they are very picturesque if you choose the Oxley Hwy route.

Aspley Falls is 20km southeast of Walcha. The attractive falls and gorge are viewed from near the carpark or you can walk the 1km gorge rim walk to view the falls head on. A 2.7km return walk is also available to the lower falls. A camping area is provided here as are barbeques, toilets and picnic facilities.


Tia Falls turnoff is 37km from Walcha and a further 7km in. The two tiers of falls streaming down the gorge is a beautiful sight in a gorgeous gorge setting. The main lookout is 650km walk from the carpark.


Oxley Wild Rivers National Park boasts powerful river systems, impressive waterfalls and picturesque gorges. A day use park entry fee of $7 per vehicle applies, as do camping fees if you choose to stay in the park. Alternatively there is a free camp at Stockyard Creek, 46km along Oxley Hwy from Tia Falls. The camp has flat bitumen surface, toilet and picnic facilities and is in a rainforest setting.

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