Newnes State Forest: Ethereal Canyon and Falls, plus Midsummers Night Grotto
Find out why Newnes State Forest, situated within the Gardens of Stone region, must be protected for future generations.
Park one vehicle at GR 465 014 off Waratah Ridge Road and another one at about GR 460 005. From the first vehicle, descend into Ethereal Canyon and follow it through a beautiful canyon section and to the falls. No abseiling, but wet feet and more likely. Then visit the small but stunning Midsummers Night Grotto. From there, ascend to the Five Ladies Lookout over the Bungleboori and its pagodas (Three Sisters, watch out). Re-connect with the second car. Spectacular scenery, all unprotected within the State Forest. About 8k.
2 litres of water, GPS, PLB, first aid kit, appropriate head and footwear, electrolytes, maps, compass, tape (leader only). Change of gear for afterwards.
Clarence (Zig Zag) 0830
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