Summary: At the head of Collins Flat Beach is Collins Beach Waterfall. The waterfall is best visited after decent rain.

At the head of Collins Flat Beach at North Head is the Collins Beach Waterfall, fed by a creek that drains the high ground of North Head into Spring Cove.

Collins Beach Waterfall

The waterfall can be no more than a trickle during dry period, but is picturesque after rain.

AWAT9855 LR Collins Beach Waterfall - a picturesque cascade after rain

It’s possible to clamber behind the waterfall, although after rain the overhang is fairly damp and a bit muddy.

AWAT9864 LR Collins Beach Waterfall - a picturesque cascade after rain

Getting to Collins Beach Waterfall

There are a few ways to reach the waterfall; the shortest and easiest route to the beach and waterfall is from the end of Collins Beach Road, where there is very limited parking along the road. A well-formed track leads down to the beach.

Alternate approaches are:

  • follow a walking track around the bay from a carpark near Stuart St (0.8km return and fairly flat)
  • descend an unofficial trail from North Head Scenic Drive along a sandstone wall (0.9km return and steep-ish).

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