Situated on Waitara Creek in Hornsby, The Washtub (also called “The Spa”) is a multitude of “washtubs” or deep pools sculpted into the sandstone by the water.
The creek cascades through these rockpools, swirling forcefully through the weathered rocks as it drops a couple of metres into a pool below.
Getting to The Washtub
The quickest way to get to these cascades is from Manor Road (Hornsby), where a Great North Walk access trail drops steeply into the valley (2km return). It’s a popular spot for a picnic, and can get fairly busy on weekends.