Brisbane Water National Park has many a surprise hidden away in the bushland areas of the Central Coast.
Somersby Falls is one such surprise. Who knew that just 15 minutes from Gosford was an idyllic waterfall and picnic area. It is an enjoyable spot to experience a change of scenery and get a bit wild as you explore the falls area.
The falls are amazing to see after heavy rains and we have seen beautiful imagery of the falls under these conditions . It would be interesting to see the difference in the environment after heavy rain and to capture some more snaps.
From the top viewing area you will find a walk that heads down to the upper and lower falls area. It is short, enjoyable and a great spot to capture a perfect photo of the falls.
Whilst the walk is not far it is important to remember that what goes down must come back up! So if you body isn’t up to the return trip then perhaps stop at the first viewpoint.
In addition we found the lower section of the track slippery and with no hand rail it was a bit tricky to negotiate. This is not a walk for bare feet or thongs!
We would recommend vigilance and a helping hand for children to ensure their safety at all times whilst you explore this area.
Come ready for a picnic if you like!
The picnic area is a pleasant spot with two areas to arrange your rug and yummy picnic lunch. Gas BBQ’s are available for use if this appeals.
Interested to know more?
The NPWS website has comprehensive information on Somersby Falls and is a great resource for exploring our local area.
Location & Parking
Access to Somersby Falls is via Somersby Falls Rd, Somersby. Parking is available beside the picnic area. Access fee is $8 per vehicle per day, purchased via a coin operated pay and display machine.
If you enjoy visiting National Parks why not purchase an annual pass via the NPWS annual pass page.
Have you visited Somersby Falls?Like a good picnic spot?
We hope you get a chance to visit here soon.