Bakers Creek Falls
Bakers Creek Falls is a great stop off along Waterfall Way in the New England region, just a short drive out of Armidale. Although these falls are not technically a walk, we thought they deserved a mention! They offer some pretty splendid views of the gorge and is only a few minutes out of your way. Plus, It's a good chance to stretch those legs!
Finding Bakers Creek Falls
The falls are rather easy as there is road signage directing you to the falls. You can see the signs if you are travelling from both directions along Highway 78 (Waterfall way). The turn can be found on your left only 10kms past Wollombi Falls coming from Dorrigo. Once you've turned, follow the dirt road (Old Hillgrove Rd) for roughly 2kms. You'll soon arrive at a disorderly car park. Here you will have access to toilets, a small picnic area and information boards.
The view of Bakers Creek Falls
Once you are out the car, you walk past the restroom facilities and continue along the small path. This short walk will bring you to a viewing platform of the falls. Bakers Falls can be seen in the distance from the viewing platform. There is no formal walking track to get a closer view to Bakers Falls, just bush bashing if you had any hopes of reaching it. The falls can often be very dry so it's recommended viewing them after heavy rain for a more magnificent view.
If you are feeling a little under whelmed by the falls themselves, the views of the valley and grotto below will make it worth it. Limestone surrounds the area, as well as sand stone and granite that are hidden among the trees and bushes of the valley. It's the perfect little stop off along waterfall way!