Lookout for a better view of spectacular Wollomombi Falls

A new lookout with a better view of the highest waterfall in NSW, Wollomombi Falls, has just opened, ready to wow visitors to Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

A new lookout with a better view of the highest waterfall in NSW, Wollomombi Falls

National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager Aaron Simmon said the new lookout 25 minutes from Armidale, provided better accessibility for vehicles and wheelchairs.

“It is bigger and better than any other view of the gorge system and just minutes off the Waterfall Way.

“When we say its open for everyone, we mean it, the new lookout has been well designed and positioned to allow better access for all, including independent wheelchairs.

“We have increased the carpark capacity to allow for coaches and those towing caravans.

“The new lookout ensures visitors have a better view of both Wollomombi and Chandler Falls.

“Wollomombi Falls is the highest waterfall in New South Wales, with the water plummeting 260 metres into the Chandler River.

“NPWS partnered with local Aboriginal company JNC Group, who have a strong local connection, to construct the magnificent new lookout using local services and suppliers.

“The redevelopment was funded under the NSW Government’s Improving Access to National Parks program.

“The lookout opening comes as we welcome visitors back to our campgrounds, with a new online booking system in place.

“Extra COVID 19 provisions mean pre-booking is now essential for all campsites in NSW national parks via the website or by calling 1300 072757.

“As an added bonus the Wollomombi Falls are thumping again following recent rainfall.

“Book a campsite, or pack a picnic and enjoy one of the spectacles of the New England Area,” Mr Simmon said.