Gara Falls are located just a 17Km drive from Armidale on the Castledoyle Road (Turnoff the Grafton Road just beyond the eastern boundary of Armidale). For most of the way the road is sealed although the last 1km is dirt.
The falls are a series of cascading drops which make for some quite spectacular views when the water has a strong flow.
The Gara Falls has an historic significance to the region as it once was the site of the hydro electric power supply for Armidale. Remnants of this bygone era are still visible including the weir which is just below the picnic area.
From the picnic area, it is just a short (but extremely interesting walk (though you can drive for some of the way) to the falls area.
Views of the Gara Falls surrounds
All photographs on this page taken by R. J. Burling
|The Gara Falls are a great example of the geology and natural history of the region. The top two photographs show views of the falls, whilst the bottom photographs show the picnic and camping area with some views of the Gara River in the background.|
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