Waterfall Way Free Camping

The Waterfall Way extends from Armidale on the New England Tableland to Urunga, on the Pacific Highway south of Coffs Harbour.

Ebor Sportsground Rest Area

Ebor is a small country town of approximately 100 people, 45 minutes east of Armidale on the Waterfall Way and 1.5 hours west from the coast, high on the New England Tablelands.
Dry Access OnlyFree Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Roses Park Rest Area

Roses Park Rest Area has been restored to a free overnight rest area, with a 48hr maximum stay. Keeping this park clean and tidy will help to preserve its status as an overnighter.
Free Overnight CampMaximum 48 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoveragePublic PhoneShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Day Use Area
  • Overnight Rest Area

Little Styx River Campground

The Little Styx Campground is an open grassy area with sparse woodland tree cover, just outside the New England National Park and is suitable for caravans and campervans. There is a drop toilet, but you need to bring your own paper.
Free Overnight CampToiletsShadePicnic TablesFire PlaceBBQCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomeWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • Campground
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Wollomombi Rest Area

Free Overnight CampMaximum 24 hrsDay Rest AreaToiletsShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Dingo Fence Rest Area

Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadeCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Oaky Creek Rest Area

Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesCaravansLong RigPets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area

Gara River Rest Area

Gara River Rest Area Is a small rest area on the Waterfall Way with a toilet, picnic table and a bin.
Free Overnight CampDay Rest AreaToiletsMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBinCaravansCamp TrailersTent SitePets Welcome
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
Wollomombi Falls are in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, 40km east of Armidale and 1km off the Waterfall Way. They are one of the tallest waterfalls in Australia.

Another 40km east is the Guy Fawkes River at Ebor where the Ebor Falls are well worth the short detour of a few hundred metres off the main road. Be sure to have your camera ready.

The road passes through rich grazing land which once supported a thriving dairy industry. In recent years this has mostly given way to beef cattle. A flourishing potato growing enterprise has been established in and around the township of Dorrigo. This area experiences the highest rainfall in NSW, with an annual average of over two metres.

Two kilometres north of the town of Dorrigo, located just off Coramba Road, are the Dangar Falls, on the Beilsdown River. Here you can enjoy a summer swim in the large pond below the waterfall.

The Waterfall Way begins its descent at a high point on Dorrigo Mountain where is passes the Dorrigo National Park, a World Heritage listed temperate rainforest. It is in this area that a lucrative timber industry operated during the 19th and early 20th century, but now only a small portion of the rainforest remains, protected for all time in the National Park. The Park boasts a well trodden walkway that allows visitors to venture out among the tree tops and enjoy a view that extends all the way to the ocean on a clear day.

As the road descends from Dorrigo Mountain, winding its way down to Bellingen, waterfalls can be seen tumbling down the mountain above the road then, after passing under the road, continue their plummeting descent to feed the Bellinger River below.

The winding nature of the Waterfall Way and its spectacular scenery places it among the ten most popular motorcycle rides in NSW.