Winifred Falls is located in the heart of Sydney's Royal National Park. The walk starts from the Winifred Falls fire trail which is on the right of Warumbul Road, just off of Sir Burtram Stevens Drive. The walk is only 1km long however it does consist of steep hills in some sections which may be difficult if you have children. If this is the case, be sure to add extra time to your travels to accommodate for rest breaks and pack plenty of water.
The Winifred falls walk begins nice and flat, with a gradual decent on a fire trail. This trail is very clear to follow and will lead you right to the bottom of a steep hill which meets up with another walking track. At this point you will be able to hear water rushing to your left, directing you to winifred falls. As you make your way down the hill you are able to observe the beautiful native flora and fauna in the area. Many coastal plants will been seen in this area as well as gum trees, banksia plants and native shrubs. As you travel down you listen to the sound of trickling water and the whistles of the birds, making for a great escape from the hustle and bustle of reality.
These falls offer a lovely place to cool down on a hot day and offers an ideal place to have a picnic lunch. The falls are not very high, however they have crystal clear waters to swim in which remain fairly warm. You can view the falls from the top platform or can find the smaller tracks which will lead you directly to the water. Once you've cooled off and enjoyed your visit, you then return the same way you came from where you parked. Don't forget to pack swimmers, water, snacks and sunscreen!
If you follow the river downstream from the falls you will eventually come to an opening after about 200 meters. This is South West Arm Creek and is one of the best swimming locations in the national park. It offers deep water with jumping rocks and easy asses in and out of the water. The rocks however will get slippery so take your time when getting out.
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