Hidden away in the northern Sydney suburb of Oxford Falls, the Oxford Falls Waterfall is said to be the highest in the Sydney metropolitan region. It’s formed by Middle Creek, which cascades over multiple rock tiers into the valley below in the Oxford Falls Recreation Reserve. There’s no formal viewing platform, but you can get a glimpse of the fall from a large rock platform at the top.
The best views are from the bottom of the waterfall reached via an informal bushwalking track.
At the base of the falls is a large overhang; unfortunately there was a huge amount of litter accumulating in the cave, which would otherwise be a nice spot from which to enjoy the waterfall.
Getting to Oxford Falls Waterfall
The top of the waterfall is accessed from Oxford Falls Road; there is a small parking area next to the road near the intersection with the Wakehurst Parkway, just before the road crosses Middle Creek. To reach the bottom, walk towards the far end of the rock platform, and look for a rough track that continues away from the road. The trail descends fairly gently for about 100m, before making a sharp “U turn” around a large boulder. It then descends more steeply along the bottom of a cliff. There’s some easy scrambling as you reach the base of the Oxford Falls Waterfall.