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Somersby Falls Picnic Grounds

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Great family area

Not for the elderly but great for families. The falls are beautiful and the kids had a great day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Gosford, Australia
Picnic Grounds

If you love a walk in the Australian bush along the side of water and water falls these falls are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gay B
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Quarry Rd | Brisbane Water National Park, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not for the elderly but great for families. The falls are beautiful and the kids had a great day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Samesizejeans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love a walk in the Australian bush along the side of water and water falls these falls are worth visiting. The falls are much more spectacular when there has been plenty of rain.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gay B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spot to relax and for kids to play at the cascaded waterfalls. Nice scenery, very quiet. But beware of the extremely slippery rocks, hence recommended to wear (special) shoes or slippers !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HenkInTheNetherlands
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Watch out the kookas don't steal your snags, top spot for the kids,young and old watch your step, can be slippery, sometimes parking at a premium.Now the good, after rain a great show, if the weather is hot, down below is a nice cool spot...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank C6845FWphillipm
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I've been here many times with family. Great for the kids to do a bit of exploring and if you get there after decent rainfall the falls are fabulous. Well worth a trip

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Take the time to escape the noise and visit one of the most beautiful spots in NSW, the Somersby Falls are a gem in the Central Coast, the picinic areas are clean and safe, plenty of wildlife and NO noise except for the bird whistles...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Norm B
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t call the falls accessible for those with mobility issues, there are a decent number of stairs, but as far as waterfalls go it was an easy enough walk. I loved how easy it was to access off the freeway and if I’d planned...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Novocastrian_Ash
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Gosford is not too far away from Sydney.there are plenty of activities around there... nice to go for a walk around this area .beautiful fall.visited before 2017

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank mysram99
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This would have to be the most beautiful place to have lunch ((pack your own family favorites). Peaceful and tranquil, with Bell birds singing for your enjoyment. Loved picnicing in such a peaceful place.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bnlrowney
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a wonderful place just to take a stop off and have a picnic lunch or nice walk through bush surrounds. The falls can be extreme or placid it all depends on recent rainfall in the area, be aware some of the walkways can...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank EricE2067
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29 March 2018|
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Response from Leonie Q | Reviewed this property |
Although the weather is good now we have had lots of rain. I would definitely say it would be a good time to go. Put on good shoes and pack a picnic. If you would like a bit of fun and exercise take the track to the bottom... More
Saba S
21 December 2017|
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Response from Leonie Q | Reviewed this property |
Today, it is raining. We have had some good rain in the past two days so, it should be a lovely time to go. Enjoy the visit.
8 March 2017|
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Response from Sharon B | Reviewed this property |
Hello there...I see there r a few people who hav answered but I will say to the actual picnic area which u can dine r at the top of the falls n there r no steps to sit n eat unless u start to venture down the falls.u will b... More