Adventures, Waterfalls and Family Fun at Somersby Falls
I was told about the beautiful Somersby Falls in the Brisbane Water National Park by a friend and thought it’d be a great place to explore on a hot day.
So we loaded up the car and headed off on our Somersby Falls adventure on the Central Coast, NSW. We didn’t know where we were going so we were relying on GPS to get us there. When we turned off the highway into an industrial estate we thought, this can’t be right.
But within minutes we were there.
It was easy to tell we were in the right place. There were people everywhere ready to cool off in this little slice of paradise.
As soon as you get out of the car you instantly forget you are only minutes away from civilisation. There is a beautiful grassed picnic area with heaps of shade, free BBQ’s and the sound of water cascading over the falls draws you in.
Hearing the water crashing at the bottom we couldn’t wait to check it out. We decided to head straight down the trail to the bottom.
The walkways and stairs are always an exciting adventure in their own right. Overall I would say it is an easy climb, but it can be a little slippery and steep in some places, so take care.
Down at the bottom there is so much to explore. The main falls are stunning; I could spend hours just soaking in the views. Once you start to look around you realise there are heaps of little waterfalls all around you and of course plenty of rocks to climb on.
On the way back up we explored every side track that branched off the main trail. They are all worth having a look at, none of them are very long so they make for fun little adventures.
If you are lucky enough you will get to see some of the local wildlife, including some of the Somersby lizzards sunbathing on the rocks closer to the top.
Once we were back at the top, we took some time to explore the flatter sections and rock pools. It is impressive. There are perfect circle holes all over the huge flat rocks with the water flowing beneath.
Perch yourself at one of the many little rock pools for a while; just sit back, relax and enjoy the simple things in life. They are a perfect place to dip your toes in or just let the little ones splash around and get close to nature.
Somersby is one of those simple but beautiful places that are well worth the visit.
You can find more information about Somersby Falls by visiting the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service website.
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