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Ellenborough Falls

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INTRODUCTION:

Ellenborough Falls are to be found via Wigham and Elands, to the west of Taree. They can be found via Tourist Drive 8 from Taree. The Ellenborough River drops some 200m over the escarpment at the falls.

Ellenborough Falls has a number of viewing platforms, as well as BBQ and picnic facilities, toilets and a kiosk that is open on the weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Pictures on this page come from a trip to the falls made on the 24th August 2007 - in wet weather.

 

TRACK NOTES:

Accessible from the visitor's car park are all the walks around Elelnborough Falls. Easily found are the first two viewing platforms, with one just a short 1 minute walk from the car park. This first platform provides a fantastic vantage point from the front and side of the falls. The second platform is reached after a short 2 to 3 minute walk from the car park, providing a view of the Ellenborough River from just above the falls.

 

Lower Falls Walk:

The Lower Falls Walk also begins at the car park, leading away to the right of the walk that leads to the viewing platform that views the Ellenborough Falls from the side. This walk is a 400m walk that includes 641 steps, that take you to the base of the Ellenborough Falls, providing two viewing opportunites at the base of the falls. The walk down will take about 15 minutes or perhaps a little more, but the walk back up may very well take twice that time as it is a steep climb back up from the base of the falls. There are a number of seats along the way which will provide welcome relief to most walkers.

 

The Knoll Outlook:

The Knoll Outlook walk continue past the turn off to the Lower Falls and is a 700m walk in total. The walk is relatively easy and works its way around the escarpment to a viewing platform directly in front of Ellenborough Falls and across the Elenborough Gorge, providing another fantastic vantage point for viewing the falls. The walk will take about 15 to 20 minutes return.

 

VIDEO:

I have created a 'photo video' of this trip to Ellenborough Falls - view it below:

 

 

 

PICTURES:

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Upper Platform

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform

 

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform


 

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From Lower Platform

 


ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From The Knoll

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From The Knoll

 

ABOVE: Ellenborough Falls
- From The Knoll

   

  


 

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