Along Moses Rock Road in the Wild Cattle Creek State Forest is the Mobong Creek Waterhole, where the road crosses the Mobong Creek on a timber bridge. I suspect if it hasn’t rained for a while, the pool would be fairly dry and unappealing… but after almost a week of rain, it’s an idyllic spot for a swim.
Almost directly under the bridge, at the top of the swimming hole, is a small cascade which drops into the pool – and provides a great spot from which to leap into the water.
The kids spent an hour swimming and playing in the water, as we made our way to the Platypus Flat Campground.
There’s also a State Forest picnic area and campground just above the Mobong Creek Waterhole, which would be a great spot to camp – or just to have a picnic.
Getting to the Mobong Creek Waterhole
The small cascades and waterhole are right next to Moses Rock Road, about 1:15min from Coffs Harbour and 25min from the Platypus Flat Campground (part of the route is unsealed but suitable for all vehicles, except after heavy rain.) There’s a small parking area next to the road. A short walking track leads to the pool on one side of the creek, and there’s a service trail on the opposite side. The Mobong Walking Track also starts (or finishes) here.