There are many waterfalls in every Australian state, although the most spectacular drops are along the eastern seaboard – the Blue Mountains (NSW), Waterfall Way near Dorrigo (NSW), Lamington National Park (QLD) and Cairns region (QLD) are some of the best places to go chasing easily-accessible waterfalls.

The list below is sorted by (my subjective) rating in descending order – so highest-rated falls/swimming spots at the top!

A spectacular 25m waterfall in Lamington National Park, Elabana Falls is accessed by the Box Forest Circuit (and also the longer West Canungra Creek Circuit and Toolona Creek Circuit).
Refuge Bay Waterfall is an impressive waterfall at West Head, which plunges onto the back of the beach. It's possible to walk behind the waterfall, or climb up to a swimming hole above the falls.


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