Somersby Falls can be found on the central coast just off of the M1, taking the Somersby exit. The start of the walk begins from the carpark just off of Somersby falls road. A parking fee does apply so please remember to have change on you or a card. Picnic areas are at the top of the track which offers a nice peaceful spot to eat with free BBQ’s or take your lunch down to the falls with you for truly scenic dining.
These falls offer two main viewing opportunities which are the upper and lower falls. The upper falls can be reached within roughly less than 5 minutes and is all down stairs for most of it. It will bring you out to a sign directing you to the upper and lower levels. The upper level offers a beautiful view of the water cascading down the falls flowing into a small pool at the bottom which is just under knee high in some places. This area is very popular for families to swim in and for many to sunbathe on the rocks. From this spot you are able to look down below to another shallow pool below it, however it is not easily accessed.
The lower falls takes you to another breath taking cascade of waterfalls. Many large trees and vines are found in this lower level, making it feel majestic and untouched. Smaller water pools are here to cool off in, or stand under one of the water streams to cool down on a hot day. This spot has even more large rocks to sit and have a picnic on, or just take in the nature sounds. Many dragonflies are often spotted flying over the water as well as witnessing many other typical Australian wildlife like parrots can be seen in the area. Moss covered rocks, twisted vines, tadpoles, frogs and brush turkeys are just a few things you should expect to see on your journey. Return the same way you came to reach your car, remember to pack water, sunscreen and don’t forget to pack your swimwear.