The Kariong Brook Falls is formed by Kariong Brook cascading over multiple rock ledges and into a deep pool. The pool is surrounded by more rock ledges and set in a rainforest-like environment and framed by tall trees. It’s a popular swimming spot in summer (but never too busy, as getting to the falls involves a decent bushwalk). The pool is shaded for most of the day, so expect a chilly swim! It’s a stunning spot, especially late in the day when no-one is around.
Located on the Great North Walk, the falls can be reached via the Thommos Loop firetrail from Woy Woy Road (5km return) – there’s limited parking here, so you can also start from opposite Staples Lookout. If going by public transport, take the train to Wondabyne train station (8km return). You’ll also pass by the falls if you’re doing the Great North Walk or the Wondabyne to Woy Woy bushwalk.
More information on Kariong Brook Falls
- Wild Swimming – Kariong Brook Falls