Summary: One of the more remote waterfalls in the Royal National Park, Anice Falls is quite picturesque - but can only be easily viewed from above.

Although it’s not hard to get to Anice Falls, it’s one of the more remote waterfalls in the Royal National Park. The waterfall is formed by Saddle Gully creek tumbling over multiple rock ledges, before flowing into South West Arm Creek further downstream. The walking track passes the creek above the falls, so the view of the falls is not as spectacular as it would be from the bottom (there’s no track to the base).

Getting to Anice Falls

It can be a bit challenging to reach the waterfall after heavy rain (which is the best time to visit the falls), as some of the walking tracks involve creek crossings. My recommended route is from Warumbal Road (off Sir Bertram Steven Drive), which is about a 50 minute drive from Sydney. Follow the fire trail, which descends to Winifred Falls (1.4km)

From Winifred Falls, a narrow bushwalking track heads south towards South West Arm Creek.

The track crosses South West Arm Creek – you’ll need to remove shoes (or get wet feet) to get across the wid creek. If there’s been recent, heavy rain the creek may be impassable.

AWAT2041 LR Anice Falls - a remote Royal National Park waterfall

On the other side of the creek, the eroded track ascends fairly steeply through fairly open forest.

The forest gradually changes to casuarina trees as the track ascends, with the valley getting increasingly steep as you get closer to Anice Falls.

Finally the waterfall comes into view through the trees. The track continues across the creek and to Mainbar Road.

AWAT2050 LR Anice Falls - a remote Royal National Park waterfall

Alternate approaches to Anice Falls are:

  • Mount Bass Trail from Bundeena Drive (6km return), a slightly easier route
  • Bushwalking trail from Maianbar Road (4.1km), a a slightly more challenging route as the entire distance is on a fairly rough track.

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