If you’re looking for a corker of a weekend getaway out of Sydney with some beautiful scenic driving, great campsites, ancient landscapes, loads of waterfalls and generally thin crowds, a trip to the Waterfall Way has all based covered.
New South Wales
Access to the Pebbly Beach campground is via a long beach run from Red Rock in the south, but the most notable driving feature of the area is the water crossing at the mouth of Station Creek.
A century and a half ago, Wombeyan was the first cave system in the country to receive official protection, and it’s now part of the Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve. The caves lie 180km southwest of Sydney and can be reached in around three and a half hour’s drive from the city.
Booderee National Park straddles the southern coastline of Jervis Bay, a little under 200km south of Sydney’s suburban sprawl. While only a couple of hours drive from the city’s frenetic crowds, it feels a million miles apart.
The Coffs Coast is known for a lot of things – gorgeous scenery, a boundless spiral of white sandy beaches interspersed with coastal touring routes and some of the prettiest spots to throw down a swag for miles in any direction.
The Darling River Run is a long, dusty and startlingly beautiful 950km outback touring route that unfurls between Walgett and Wentworth.