Never mind sticking to the rivers and lakes you’re used to; chasing waterfalls is always a stellar adventure. Water might be a scarce resource in many parts of Australia, but the island continent still manages to hide a cache of waterfalls that will pique your imagination, soothe your soul and jazz up your Instagram feed. Australia’s waterfalls all have their own special magic, and each one of them is worth the trip.
Seeing all of them would take a lifetime, however, so to make things easier we’ve picked out a few of the best that you should add to your bucket list. Go with the flow (of water, in this case), hire a car and chase these spectacular cascades.
1. Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park
This waterfall is definitely regal enough to warrant its Queensland location. A picturesque spot, the Natural Bridge is a rock formation found in the Springbrook National Park, less than an hour’s drive from Surfer’s Paradise. A peaceful path meanders through subtropical forest, leading you to a cave carved out of basalt by water. A heavenly waterfall cascades down into the centre of the cave, where glow-worms and bats reside.
2. Crystal Shower Falls, Dorrigo National Park Only an hour from Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo National Park is the answer for anyone who has been hearing the call of nature. There’s plenty to see in the park, but the highlight is the Crystal Shower Falls. Set amongst glorious rainforests, the Crystal Shower Falls are reached by a short walk. The tumble of water is spectacular in itself, but what makes this waterfall stand out is the track that takes you into a cavern behind the falls. From this rocky vantage point, you can look out through the waterfall to admire the surrounding scenery.Feb 8, 2017 at 4:12pm PST
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