Ebor Falls

Ebor Falls is a tiered waterfall on the Guy Fawkes River, located near Ebor and about 37 kilometres (23 mi) north-east of Wollomombi on Waterfall Way in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

Ebor Falls
Upper Ebor Falls
LocationNew England, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates30°24′08″S 152°20′30″E
TypeTiered
Total height115 metres (377 ft)
Number of drops2
WatercourseGuy Fawkes River

Location and features

The first lookout is on a sealed road, approximately 200 metres (660 ft) off the Waterfall Way. This viewing platform shows the upper falls tumbling 115 metres (377 ft) over 4 layers of columned basalt rock in two falls. The lower Ebor falls, 600 metres (2,000 ft) further on, plunge over Permian sedimentary rocks into a steep forested gorge below.[1]

The falls are a well known tourist attraction within Guy Fawkes River National Park, with viewing platforms of the falls and walking tracks, a rest area with barbecues, an information display, picnic tables and toilet. In 2008 the waterfalls were attracting up to 80,000 visitors each year.[2] Camping is not permitted at Ebor Falls, however camping is available at nearby Cathedral Rock National Park.

The falls were first protected in a recreation reserve in 1895.[2] In September 2008 new lookout platforms were opened. These replaced platforms that were destroyed by fire in 2007.[2]

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