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Waterfalls In Sydney

  1. Carrington Falls and Nellie's Glen
  2. Wentworth Falls
  3. Winifred Falls
  4. Fitzroy Falls
  5. Belmore Falls
  6. Somersby Falls
  7. Wattamolla Falls
  8. Silver Cascades
  9. Kellys Falls
  10. Minnamurra Falls

Blessed with pristine valleys, majestic mountains, and large stretches of verdant land, there lies some gorgeous waterfalls in Sydney, providing its visitors with a refreshing and rejuvenating ambience. The cascading sound of fall and spectacular surroundings of mountains and valleys make these waterfalls impressive sites to visit.

While Winifred and Kelly Falls are perfect for a family outing, Wentworth Falls is one of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in the Blue Mountains. Carrington Falls is another magnificent waterfall that cascades 50 metres below and is a sight to behold. Every waterfall has its own speciality, while some falls lie in national parks, some are suitable for swimming, and some hidden ones require some hike to reach. Whatever waterfalls you choose to visit, you will find them to be worth every effort. Pack your picnic bag, take a road trip to any cascading waterfalls near Sydney, and take in the breathtaking sight of water gushing into the valleys from unbelievable heights.

Here is the list of best waterfalls in Sydney:

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Carrington Falls and Nellie's Glen

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  • One of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Sydney, the Carrington Falls offers spectacular views from its walking track and lookout point, promising a refreshing break.
  • Nestled in the Budderoo National Park, it is easy to reach and features a plunge pool where you can swim and unwind.
  • You can also go to the edge, take in the scenery from there and click some insta-worthy pictures of the beautiful scenery.
  • Nellie's Glen, a hidden gem close to the top of Carrington Falls, is a small waterfall with a natural rock pool where you can swim or shower and have a picnic.

    Location: Southern Highlands, New South Wales 2577

    Best Time: June to October
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Wentworth Falls

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  • Wentworth Falls, which is about 200m high is famed as one of the most visited bushwalking waterfalls in Sydney.
  • Located in the Blue Mountains, it drops into Jamison Valley and is among the tallest and the most gorgeous in the area.
  • You can enjoy a picnic with family or friends near the conservation hut or opt for an adventure hike to see Wentworth Falls up close.
  • There are numerous walking tracks to choose from near the Wentworth Falls area, some of which are quite long and difficult.

    Location: False Road, Wentworth, New South Wales 2782

    Best Time: October end to April first week
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Winifred Falls

  • It is a small waterfall in the Royal National Park and one of the most scenic waterfalls near Sydney.
  • The water is warm and gorgeously bright blue, making it perfect to swim even for the younger members of your troop.
  • There are numerous native animals to see on the descent, rounding out the entire nature experience.
  • You can unwind and take a seat on one of the numerous rock platforms enclosing the waterfall, making it an excellent location for a picnic.

    Location: Winifred Falls Firetrail, Royal National Park, New South Wales

    Best Time: October to December
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Fitzroy Falls

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  • Located in Morton National Park, Fitzroy Falls is a magnificent waterfall on Wildes Meadow Creek that plunges 80 metres into the Yarrunga Valley.
  • It is one of the best waterfalls in Sydney and has a large visitors centre, café, and car park, drawing both visitors and locals alike to enjoy a picnic.
  • The elevated walkway that takes visitors so close to the fall that they can feel the mist is the major draw.
  • The walkway is close to the parking lot and fully accessible for wheelchairs and prams, making it a great spot for a family day out.

    Location: 1301 Nowra Road, Fitzroy Falls New South Wales 2577

    Best Time: February and March
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Belmore Falls

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  • Belmore Falls in Morton National Park is another one of the most scenic waterfalls in Sydney to enjoy a refreshing break. 
  • It's an adventurous drive up a dusty, gravel road, providing you with a photo opportunity of the majestic Southern Highlands.
  • People swim and sunbathe at the halfway point of the waterfall, at Barrengarry Creek, 
  • The trek to the waterfall is well worth it for the lookout points, sightseeing and adventure spots along the way, making it the ideal day trip in Morton National Park.

    Location: Southern Highlands and Illawarra, New South Wales

    Best Time: June to October
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Somersby Falls

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  • Somersby Falls, a collection of small waterfalls on Floods Creek, is one of the highlights of Brisbane Water National Park.
  • You can walk to the top, middle, or bottom of this waterfall and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and a steady stream of water.
  • Right next to the parking lot, there is a lovely picnic area with top-notch amenities, including barbecues, picnic tables, restrooms, garbage cans, and informational signs.
  • Relax yourself by dipping your toes into the pool as it isn't deep enough for swimming.

    Location: Somersby Falls Road, Somersby New South Wales

    Best Time: May to October
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Wattamolla Falls

  • Wattamolla, one of the most beautiful beach waterfalls near Sydney, is situated atop a lagoon right next to the sandy beach in the Royal National Park.
  • Being surrounded by natural beauty and offering picnic and BBQ areas keeps it busy with visitors all year long.
  • Combining a beach, lagoon, waterfalls, and sand, it is the perfect place to hang out with family or friends or have a romantic evening.
  • Indulge in swimming, hiking, dining, or just relaxing while taking in the natural elegance.

    Location: Royal National Park, near Heathcote, New South Wales

    Best Time: May to October
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Silver Cascades

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  • Prepare to enjoy a picturesque setting and a refreshing atmosphere at the Silver Cascades in Mount Victoria, the Blue Mountains, one of the most difficult-to-reach waterfalls near Sydney. 
  • Have a more private and tranquil swimming experience but be prepared for a steep 400-metre descent and an even longer walk out to reach this worthwhile location. 
  • Enjoy walking down to the base to see the water streaming off a 20-metre overhang. 
  • Take a refreshing dip while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

    Location: Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains, New South Wales

    Best Time: December to March
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Kellys Falls

  • Kellys Falls is one of the best swimming waterfalls near Sydney to beat the summer heat or enjoy a refreshing break from the city.
  • It features a massive 48-metre single drop with a smooth, steady flow into a spotless pool, ideal for a revitalising swim in the cool, fresh water.
  • There are many rocks near the water where you can relax, eat, take in the lovely waterfall, or even sunbathe.
  • A picnic area in close vicinity allows the visitors to spend quality time in the lap of nature.

    Location: Garawarra State Conservation Area, Stanwell Tops, Illawarra, New South Wales

    Best Time: September to November
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Minnamurra Falls

  • Minnamurra Falls is a dazzling two-tiered waterfall tucked away in a flourishing rainforest in Budderoo National Park.
  • The trek to the fall is among the hardest in New South Wales, but it is appropriate for people of all ages and fitness levels, and the outcome is worthwhile.
  • The 189-metre elevation takes you to the base of this magnificent waterfall that appears to be straight out of a fairy tale.
  • With a picnic area and two walking tracks surrounded by lush greenery, this waterfall draws a lot of visitors.

    Location: Minnamurra Falls Road (Tourist Drive No.9), Jamberoo New South Wales 2533

    Best Time: April to August
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People Also Ask About Sydney

  1. Which are the best waterfalls near Sydney?

    1. Winifred Falls
    2. Carrington Falls
    3. Fitzroy Falls
    4. Collins Beach Waterfall
    5. Kellys Falls
    6. Mermaid Pools
    7. Wattamolla Falls
    8. Minnehaha Falls
    9. Wentworth Falls
    10. Silver Cascades
  2. What is Wentworth Falls famous for?

    Wentworth Falls tucked away in the Blue Mountains is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Sydney. It is well-known for providing some of the best mountain top sunset viewing locations, as well as challenging hikes, secret caves, and even a hidden glow worm dell, making it a popular destination for day trips.
  3. How to get to Fitzroy Falls?

    By Car/Taxi: Driving your own car or hiring a taxi from Sydney is the most comfortable way to get to Fitzroy Falls. From Sydney, drive 137km via Hume Highway to Mittagong, then Bowral into Sheepwash Road and Nowra Road.
    By Train: From Central Station in Sydney, take train route 833 to Moss Vale Station. From there, go to Leighton Gardens, Argyle Street and take bus route 810 to the Fitzroy Falls stop. The trip takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  4. What is the best time to visit Belmore Falls?

    The best time to visit Belmore waterfalls is between June and October when the temperatures are comfortable for outdoor excursions. This is the time of year when the lush surroundings are at their most beautiful and there is little risk of rain, allowing you to take full advantage of the ambience of the waterfalls near Sydney.
  5. Which are the best places for hiking in Sydney?

    1. The Grand Canyon Loop
    2. Katoomba Falls Walk
    3. Bondi to Coogee Walk
    4. Watsons Bay Walk
    5. Aboriginal Heritage Walk
    6. Spit Bridge to Manly Walk
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