Winifred Falls
Dharawal Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h

4.5 km
oneway

↑ 169 m
↓ -171 m

Hard track
Winifred Falls is one of the best waterfalls in Royal National Park. This walk not only goes to the magnificent falls but has the optional side trip down to the beautiful South West Arm Pools. Anice Falls are not as great as Winifred but worth the visit. The walk then continues through the heath to Maianbar Rd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharawal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Winifred Falls service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Winifred Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
South-West Creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
South West Arm Pools. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Seed. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track down to Winifred Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track down to Anice Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Centipede. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Track through heath. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Winifred Falls Fire Trail & Warumbul Road (-34.0841285,151.0725795)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
Finish (-34.0974933,151.1014079)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car   (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection at the gate, this walk heads down the hill following the 'Winifred Falls Fire Trail' sign. The trail then steeply descends, as the vegetation starts to include more trees. The walk continues to wind down the hill for some time to the flat clearing at the intersection.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Winifred Falls Fire Trail & Warumbul Road Start heading along Winifred Falls Fire Trail (a walking track).
Find the gate at the start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to South West Arm Pools. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Winifred Falls Fire Trail & Winifred falls Trail) turn right.
Then find the "Winifred Falls" (95 m on your left).
Winifred Falls
Winifred Falls

Winifred Falls, Royal National Park, is a large a picturesque waterfall created by a large rockshelf, over which pours South West Arm Creek. The waterfall has a large pool at its base which is an ideal place to get your toes wet.
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Winifred Falls, Royal National Park, is a large a picturesque waterfall created by a large rockshelf, over which pours South West Arm Creek. The waterfall has a large pool at its base which is an ideal place to get your toes wet.

After another 80 m cross the ford (about 8 m long)
After another 680 m continue straight.
After another 305 m find the "Anice Falls" (10 m on your left).
Anice Falls
Anice Falls

Anice Falls are viewed from the top which makes for a not-so-impressive view when compared to the neighbouring Winifred Falls. The falls are fed by a creek running off Mount Bass which then flows into the South West Arm Creek.
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Anice Falls are viewed from the top which makes for a not-so-impressive view when compared to the neighbouring Winifred Falls. The falls are fed by a creek running off Mount Bass which then flows into the South West Arm Creek.

After another 1.8 km continue straight.
After another 225 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to South West Arm Pools.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Winifred falls Trail & Winifred Falls Fire Trail Start heading along Winifred falls Trail (a walking track).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 45 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Winifred Falls".
Winifred Falls
Winifred Falls

Winifred Falls, Royal National Park, is a large a picturesque waterfall created by a large rockshelf, over which pours South West Arm Creek. The waterfall has a large pool at its base which is an ideal place to get your toes wet.
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Winifred Falls, Royal National Park, is a large a picturesque waterfall created by a large rockshelf, over which pours South West Arm Creek. The waterfall has a large pool at its base which is an ideal place to get your toes wet.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 80 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Winifred Falls


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4.5 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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