Waterfall Way

The scenic drive from New England to Coffs Harbour



Map of Waterfall Way

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Coffs Harbour



Hungry Head


Mylestom-North Beach

Nambucca Heads


Taylors Arm





From where the majestic mountains touch the sky, to where the tranquil rivers meet the sea, the Bellinger River meanders through rolling pastures and pristine world heritage rain forests, forming the centrepiece of the Bellinger Shire.

The Bellinger Shire is home to picturesque townships of Bellingen, Dorrigo and Urunga, plus the villages of Mylestom, Raleigh, Repton and Fernmount, this delightful area hosts a wealth of interests and activities for leisure, entertainment and recreation of all kinds.

The Bellinger Shire is a part of "Australia's Holiday Coast", situated half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the Pacific Highway, one and a half hours from Armidale on the New England Highway via The Waterfall Way, 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour airport and with it's own Railway Station for the XPT The Shire is wheel chair friendly and ideal for family holidays.


The Bellingen Shire stretches from the dizzying heights of the Dorrigo Plateau to the unspoiled secluded beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The clear waters of the Bellinger, Kalang, Never Never, Nymboida, Serpentine and Guy Fawkes rivers run cool and fresh through tracts of native bushland, nature reserves, national parks and award winning Tourist areas.

The Waterfall Way connects the Valley, Plateau and Coastal Areas of this popular Eco Tourism destination, enabling access to most areas of the Shire in less than 30 minutes.  The Waterfall Way then continues on to Ebor and Armidale.

The Peaceful town of DORRIGO sits 1000 metres above the valley on the Dorrigo Plateau at the edge of the magnificent escarpment, it's historical buildings lovingly restored to their original condition. Dorrigo features the "Sky Walk" at the National Parks and Wildlife Centre, where you can walk amongst the treetops or mingle with the birds of the rain forest. the Centre provides Ranger guided tours during the holidays. The Southern Hemisphere's largest Steam Railway Museum being prepared for public access and the magnificent Dangar Falls are not to be missed. 

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