Info

walking distance: 1.5 km
duration: 1:36 h
walking: 0:54 h
elevation diff: 172 m
location: watagan
driving distance: km
driving time: h
water available:
parking: -33.0133,151.4305


gps tracks

Total distance: 1731 m
Max elevation: 264 m
Min elevation: 148 m
Total climbing: 164 m
Total time: 01:36:01
Download file: Waterfall.gpx

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Track notes

open street maps have the trail and the waterfall marked – update the gps track


Alerts

Watagans National Park

Safety alerts: Road closures
All roads in Watagans National Park are unsealed, and not readily accessible by 2WD vehicles. Closed roads include:

  • Carrolls Road
  • Ingles Road
The closures are due to rain and 4WD damage. Please do not drive on these roads as they are hazardous, and recovery vehicles may not be able to reach a stranded vehicle driver.
For more information, please call the NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed due to road damage and landslide
There is no visitor access along Bangalow Road due to significant road damage and new landslides on this road and nearby Mount Faulk Road. The following areas remain closed:
  • Bangalow campground
  • Gap Creek campground
  • Gap Creek picnic area 
  • Gap Creek Falls walking tracks
The entry gate will remain locked and there will be no visitor access, including pedestrians.
NPWS is aiming to have all work completed and visitor access restored in early March 2023 (prior to Easter). A new major landslide on nearby Mount Faulk Road on Thursday 7 July 2022 has affected access for planned heavy plant repair machinery to reach and repair the Bangalow Road landslips.
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Closed areas: Click Creek fire trail
Click Creek fire trail is closed due to extensive storm damage. The trail will remain closed until maintenance works can be completed.
Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, contact the NPWS Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Safety alerts: Watagan Road/Heaton Road closed due to landslips
Watagan Road (also known as Heaton Road) is closed until further notice due to a major landslip on the Cessnock Council section.
There is no access from the cattle grid at the southern end of Heaton Road, Quorrobolong south, uphill to the second cattle grid at the Watagans National Park boundary.
This access to Olney, Heaton State Forests and Watagans National Park is closed.
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
For more information, contact the local NPWS Lake Munmorah area office on 02 4972 9000 or Cessnock City Council on 02 4993 4100.

Safety alerts: Watagans National Park and Heaton State Forest - Changed access
Watagan Forest Road remains the only vehicle access into and out of Watagans National Park and the adjacent Heaton State Forest for the remainder of 2022. This is due to major landslips on both Mount Faulk Road and Watagan/Heaton Road.
Access to both Watagan Forest Road and Heaton Sate Forest is either via Martinsville Hill Road, Martinsville or Walkers Ridge Road, Bucketty from Friday 23 September 2022.
The following visitor areas will be accessible via Watagan Forest Road:
  • Boarding House Dam picnic area
  • Gap Creek and Monkey Face lookouts
  • Georges Road lookouts
  • Heaton lookout
  • Taylors Road lookout
  • Watagan Forest Headquarters campground
  • Macleans lookout
  • Hunters lookout
Please note:
  • Bangalow Road and Gap Creek campgrounds remain closed to repair a major landslip near the entry gate.  
  • Roadworks are also occurring in areas of nearby Heaton State Forest.
  • If rain persists it may again be necessary to close Watagan Forest Road for driver safety and to minimise damage to the newly repaired road.
For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
For information about closures in nearby state forests, please refer to the Forestry Corporation of NSW website for closures and notices.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Central Coast area office at Lake Munmorah on 02 4972 9000.

Safety alerts: Mount Faulk Road closed due to major landslip
Mount Fault Road is closed until further notice due to a major landslip below Bangalow Road.
There is no vehicle or pedestrian access into Heaton State Forests or Watagans National Park due to the landslip, which has removed a larger section of the access road . Please avoid the area due to the high safety risk.
Road barriers are in place on the corner of Mount Faulk Road and Freemans Drive and the corner of Mount Fault Road and Heaton lookout Road.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Central Coast area office on 02 4972 9000 or visit the Forestry Corporation of NSW website.



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