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Somersby Falls
Somersby Falls is the largest of a number of picturesque waterfalls and rapids on Floods Creek in Brisbane Water National Park. The picnic area provides barbecues, picnic tables, toilets and ample parking. The main falls drop onto a large rock platform and are best viewed after rain.
Location: Somersby Falls Road, Brisbane Water National Park, near Wyong, NSW

Girrakool Falls
A gentle cascade of water on Piles Creek on the Girrakool loop walk. Girrakool with gas barbecues, cooking shelters, picnic tables and toilets. The Mooney Circuit walk, which takes three-four hours and includes some rainforest sections, starts at Girrakool.
Location: Brisbane Water National Park, near Wyong, NSW

Pindar Cave and Falls
Pindar Cave is a large expanse of overhanging rock. The cave is made by a sandstone overhang of 15m, which spans approximately 50m along the hillside. The floor of the cave is a good spot for a sleep, while the roof of the cave is black from many campfires. Pindar Waterfall is a rocky outcrop from which a vegetation enclosed stream runs over and through. The falls and nearby pool are transient because of the irregular and unreliable water patterns in the area.
Location: Brisbane Water National Park, near Wyong, NSW

Salvation Creek Falls
Picturesque cascades on the way to the Flat Rock and The lookout, a short walk from the Lovett Bay Wharf. Lovett Bay and neighbouring Elvina Bay are popular holiday/retirement villages.
Location: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park
, near Church point, NSW

Refuge Bay Falls
Deep in the heart of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park on Cowan Creek is Refuge Bay, thus named as it was here that Captain F W Sidney took refuge from storm during a survey of the Hawkesbury River in 1868. Across the head of the bay are cliffs over which flows a creek, tumbling into a pool on the beach before entering Cowan Creek. This secluded little corner of Paradise is a popular place for launches to anchor and for their occupants to take a cold water shower under the waterfall. Access is by boat only.
During World War II, Z Special Unit had a secret camp known as Camp Z located on the top of a cliff at Refuge Bay. Food and supplies for Camp Z were brought in a boat via Coal and Candle Creek. A plaque marks the site of the camp. Names carved into the sandstone by Z unit commandos include Kestrel and Hawk Eye. More info
Location: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, near Church point, NSW

The Waterrun
Located on the Coastal Track in Royal National Park, a walk that commences at Bundeena and follows the coast for about 30 km past come of the most dramatic coastal scenery you could every wish to see. Along the way, after passing The Waterrun, are the Curracurrong Waterfalls (which plunge in spectacular fashion off the cliff top to the ocean below); Wattamolla (picnics, camping, lagoon and swimming, waterfall); Garie (swimming, surfing); Nth. and Sth. Era (swimming, surfing, wildlife, camping); Burning Palms (swimming, surfing, camping); Palm Jungle (forest of palms and vines).
Location: Royal National Park, near Bundeena, NSW

Saddle Gully Cascades
Saddle Gully is the creek which feeds The Waterrun, a rocky hillside which turns into a dramatic cascade after rains. Saddle Gully Cascades can be reached by following the creek back from The Waterrun.
Location: Royal National Park, near Bundeena, NSW

Kingfisher Pool and Cascades
Among the best features of Heathcote National Park are the waterfalls, pools and swimming holes which lie on both the Woronora River and Heathcote Creek. The at-times unclearly defined track follows Heathcote Creek, passing an Aboriginal rock shelter near a tree from which a bark shield has been clearly cut before reaching Myuna Pools and its three metre high falls. Alternatively, take the Myuna Track alongside Myuna Creek past rapids to a rock amphitheatre and a spectacular waterfall as well as ruins which date back to the Depression.
Location: Heathcote National Park, Heathcote, NSW

Bottle Creek Falls
Bottle Creek is a watercourse which flows through the township of Heathcote before falling over the escarpment into a deep valley. The creek then enters Heathcote Creek, which flows north into Woronora River and on into the Georges River. Close to the corner of Willandra Parade and Rosebery Street, Heathcote, the creeks passes over a small upper falls. At the end of Boundary Road it passes over another bigger falls (above) on its way into the valley.
Location: Rosebery Street, Heathcote, NSW

Winifred Falls
The closest falls to Audley in Royal National Park are Winifred and Anice Falls. The stepped, 7 metre high Winifred Falls (above) is a 4 km hike from Audley along an at times steep walking trail. Cut down through the bush to the pool below the falls for the best view.
Location: McKell Drive, Royal National Park, near Waterfall, NSW

Wattamolla Falls
Wattamolla is a popular picnic spot with a pretty waterfall which is a gentle trickle most of the time and a raging torrent after a downpour. Accessed on foot via the Coastal Walk or by car, Wattamolla has a clean, sheltered beach with picnic and barbecue facilities. Behind the beach is a lagoon into which Coote Creek tumbles over the cliff face.
Location: Royal National Park, near Heathcote, NSW

Toonoom Falls
Situated in the heart of Royal National Park to the south of Sydney, Toonoum Falls is a pretty, 5 metre high waterfall alongside Sir Bertram Steven Drive not far from the Garie turnoff. The photo shows the falls in flood.
Location: Royal National Park, near Heathcote, NSW

Upper National Falls

National Falls
A two-tiered waterfall in Royal National Park, from which the nearby locality of Waterfall gets its name. Here, a creek passes over the upper falls, dropping some six metres onto a rocky platform before plunging deep into the valley below over the second falls. A novel feature is the ability to walk into the overhang over which the upper falls cascades, allowing access behind the water as it falls.
Location: McKell Drive, Royal National Park, near Waterfall, NSW

Lower National Falls is very difficult to photograph. Tracks on either side of the top of the falls permits only glimpses of the water as it tumbles off the escarpment deep into the valley below. The walking path up the valley to the base of the falls has been closed for many years. If you do manage to make the base of the falls, the drop is so deep and the vegetation so dense, it is only possible to photograph the lower section of the falls (above).

Anice Falls
A kilometre further on the main walking trail past Winifred Falls towards Maianbar Road is Anice Falls (right), on Saddle Gully. West Arm Creek, which flows over Winifred Falls, must be forded first and can be quite a challenge after rains when the creek is deep and flowing strongly.
Location: McKell Drive, Royal National Park, near Waterfall, NSW

These are the most spectacular waterfalls in Royal National Park (there are two of them) - two creeks flow straight off the edge of the cliff face into the ocean. On a windy day, the strong winds at the foot of the cliffs blow the water back up again, which is quite a memorable sight. The only access is via walking tracks from Wattamolla, Garie or Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. The walk to the falls from each location is around 40 minutes.
Location: Royal National Park, near Bundeena,

Kelly’s Falls
Kelly’s Falls is an amazing place just a few minutes drive from Helensburg. There are in fact two large waterfalls and a series of smaller waterfalls set among lush vegetation. There is seating and viewing platforms that offer some great scenery and amazing views. 

Maddens Falls
Located near Darkes Forest, Maddens Falls is truly magnificent, and quite spectacular after heavy rain. On the way to the falls walkers encounter native scrub and swampy wetlands.

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