The Wollomombi Falls is the highest is NSW and one of the highest waterfalls in Australia. It was at one time thought to be the tallest in Australia, but is now considered the second or third tallest (after the Tin Mine Falls in the Snowy Mountains and Wallaman Falls in Queensland). The Wollomombi River plunges 228m into the deep Wollomombi Gorge, with the single biggest drop being 100m. There are multiple viewpoints around the top of the gorge – but no access to the base of the falls.
The falls may dry up in extended periods of dry weather; if possible, visit after there has been some heavy rain.
Getting to Wollomombi Falls
The waterfall is located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, about 40km east of Armidale and 1.5km off the Waterfall Way. Near the carpark is a picnic area with barbeques. The main viewing platform is about 200m from the carpark, and offers the best view of the both Wollomombi Falls and Chandler Falls (photo above).
The Wollomombi Walking Track (4.2km return) is the best walk to do for some varied views of the falls and the rugged landscape; it passes three lookouts and crosses the Wollomombi River above the falls.
- Wikipedia – Wollomombi Falls