Thursday, 18 February 2016

EXPLORE SOMERSBY FALLS






A few weeks ago it was a steaming hot day and we were ready to cool off somewhere but didn't want to go to the beach in the middle of the day. Instead we headed to Somersby Falls, which is on the Central Coast. It was the perfect choice - a place to splash around but still shaded so we were able to cool off. It also was a lot of fun. 

Along the way we stopped and picked up rhubarb, avocados and oranges from roadside stalls selling fresh produce. Once at the car park (where you will need to pay - so take change) it's about a five-minute walk to the top waterfall area. You need to walk down a series of steps and the actual rocks in the waterfall area are quite slippery. There were falls aplenty - and there was a fatal accident a few weeks after we visited. While I think this was a one-off event, it would be remiss not to mention it.

The sound of the main waterfall is surprisingly loud, and creates immense pressure when you stand underneath. There are a few "holes" that the children enjoyed sitting inside too.

We walked down to a lower waterfall and this was initially reached by a wooden staircase but to get to the actual water you do need to traverse more slippery rocks. Worth it, though. 

images the indigo crew

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