The north and north-west of Sydney has many waterfalls and cascades. While some have been affected by development, many of them are protected by national parks and bushland reserves. This list of waterfalls in Sydney’s north listed include those in Garigal National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase and Lane Cove National Park.
See also waterfalls in Sydney’s south / Blue Mountains / Central Coast.
A pair of waterfalls along Frenchs Creek in Garigal National Park, Frenchs Creek Falls is very picturesque - especially after heavy rain. It's reached by a short and partly rough walking track.
Joe Crafts Waterfall on Joe Crafts Creek in Berowra is a picturesque and secluded waterfall. It's reached via a firetrail and bushwalking track.
Kikkiya Waterfall along Shrimptons Creek is a small but picturesque tiered waterfall. It's a bit tricky to reach.
Little Falls is a small cascade along Moores Creek on the Little Digger Track, which drops into a rocky waterhole.
Lovers Jump Falls is a small and secluded waterfall near Turramurra. It's accessed by a steep and informal track.
Lovetts Pool is a beautiful natural waterhole; a small waterfall drops into the natural pool. It's near the Elvina Track (at West Head).
Lower Gledhill Falls is a spectacular waterfall, where McCarrs Creek is forced through a narrow chute and plunges into a small pool far below.
The picturesque Magazine Track Waterfall consists of multiple falls and cascades, with the biggest drop just above Flat Rock Beach.
A hidden pool and waterfall below Manly Dam, Mermaid Pool was named after the girls who would go skinny dipping here in the evenings during the Great Depression.
Mimosa Oval Waterfall is hidden away in Sheldon Forest. While close to suburbia, the secret waterfall feels very secluded and remote.
An unnamed waterfall in the Irrawong Reserve, the 2nd Falls is - as the name suggests0 - the 2nd waterfall upstream from the Mullet Creek Falls.
The popular Mullet Creek Falls (or Irrawong Waterfall) is a small but very photogenic waterfall. Mullet Creek drops off a wide ledge into a large pool and swimming hole.
Said to tbe the highest waterfall in the Sydney metropolitan area, the Oxford Falls Waterfall plunges down a steep and rock churt into a narrow valley.
A series of small but photogenic cascades along Peppermint Creek, in the Twin Creeks Reserve.
Impressive after rain, the Phantom Falls along the Mueller Track in the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden tumbles about 25m over a series of ledges.