Worth a Trip: Waterfall Way
Considered New South Wales' most scenic drive, the 200km Waterfall Way links a number of beautiful national parks between Coffs Harbour and Armidale, taking you through pristine subtropical rainforest, Edenic valleys and, naturally, spectacular waterfalls. As you emerge into the tablelands, there is green countryside and wide plains.
- Guy Fawkes River National Park and the stunning Ebor Falls are 50km past Dorrigo.
- Make your way into the Cathedral Rock National Park or take a detour down Point Lookout Rd to New England National Park, a section of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area.
- Further west Oxley Wild Rivers National Park is home to the towering plunge waterfall beauty of Wollomombi Falls.
More Scenic Drives
Bellingen’s lush surrounding valleys make for extremely scenic drives. One such route leads to the hamlet of Gleniffer, approximately 12km to the north from Bellingen's main street and clearly signposted from North Bellingen. There’s a good swimming hole in the Never Never River, behind the small Gleniffer School of Arts Hall at the crossroads. You can also loop around Promised Land Rd, which takes you to the foot of the New England Tableland – a wonderful drive. Bellingen is the beginning of the iconic Waterfall Way, which continues past Dorrigo and then winds west to Armidale.