Strickland Falls
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

40 min to 45 min

1.7 km
return

↑ 87 m
↓ -87 m

Moderate track
This walk from the Banksia picnic area, to the Strickland Falls, includes a fantastic variety of forest scenery. The falls themselves are often just a trickle, although the scenery in the area makes the walk well worthwhile. The cliff lines and boulders around the falls are interesting and there are pockets of rainforest in the shaded valleys, dominated by cabbage palm trees. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai 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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Banksia picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the road. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
The track to Strickland falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Twisted trees. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock caves. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Greenery. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Grasstrees by the track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Along the cliffline. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View above the canopy. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lookout point. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Impressive overhang. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Strickland Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Lush forest near Strickland Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beneath Strickland Falls. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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 (-33.3732652,151.3224975)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Wisemans Ferry Road Offramp
  • Turn on to then drive for 700 m
  • Turn right onto Dog Trap Road and drive for another 5 km
  • Turn right onto Mangrove Road and drive for another 240 m
  • Turn right onto Strickland Forest Road and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Keep right and drive for another 205 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, the walk follows the road away from the picnic area and soon reaches an intersection with a bush track, signposted 'Strickland Falls', '40 Minute Easy Walk'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
There is a toilet (about 20 m back from the start).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
There is a sign (about 20 m back from the start).
Strickland State Forest (about 15 m back from the start).
Strickland State Forest
Strickland State Forest

The Strickland State Forest, managed by State Forests of NSW, is located on the NSW Central Coast, close to the F3. The Strickland State Forest has a wide range of vegetation, including patches of rainforest along the sheltered creeks. The walking tracks take in some beautiful scenery, including a mixture of native forest and the remnants of an old arboretum. 'Strickland is no longer actively harvested and is managed for education and recreation purposes'. The 'Friends of Strickland' undertake projects including the construction of walking tracks. Note: Access into Strickland is during the daytime only with the entrance gate being unlocked between 7am and 5pm (Apr - Oct) and between 7am and 7pm (Nov - Mar)
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The Strickland State Forest, managed by State Forests of NSW, is located on the NSW Central Coast, close to the F3. The Strickland State Forest has a wide range of vegetation, including patches of rainforest along the sheltered creeks. The walking tracks take in some beautiful scenery, including a mixture of native forest and the remnants of an old arboretum. 'Strickland is no longer actively harvested and is managed for education and recreation purposes'. The 'Friends of Strickland' undertake projects including the construction of walking tracks. Note: Access into Strickland is during the daytime only with the entrance gate being unlocked between 7am and 5pm (Apr - Oct) and between 7am and 7pm (Nov - Mar)

After another 40 m turn left, to head along Strickland Falls Trail.
After another 770 m continue straight.
Continue another 10 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 840 m to get back to the start.
"Strickland Falls".
Strickland Falls
Strickland Falls

Strickland Falls are a short walk from the Banksia Picnic Area in the Strickland State Forest, Central Coast, NSW. The falls are often just a trickle, but will be more impressive after good rain. The scenery around the falls is still beautiful with moist rainforest scenery to enjoy.
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Strickland Falls are a short walk from the Banksia Picnic Area in the Strickland State Forest, Central Coast, NSW. The falls are often just a trickle, but will be more impressive after good rain. The scenery around the falls is still beautiful with moist rainforest scenery to enjoy.

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Terrain
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Strickland Falls


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.7 km
Time 40 min to 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 20 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
20 m[toilet]
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