The Falls Water Falls

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Follow Central Mines trail to The Falls Water Falls at Summer Hill Creek for breathtaking views of the creek cascading down over two levels. The falls are lovely all year around, but are particularly striking when water levels in the creek are high following heavy rainfall. At the bottom of this glorious waterfall, you’ll find a tranquil swimming hole that makes the most perfect place to cool off on a hot summer’s day.

This is also a great spot to get a great sense of the diversity of this area, including its gold mining boom-era history, with the old water race that once fed water through to mining areas.

The waterfalls are also a lovely spot for off-bank fishing, birdwatchers will want to be sure to bring their binoculars to glimpse local woodland birds such as eastern and crimson rosellas, and owls.


  • Sight-seeing
  • Fishing
  • Bush walking
  • Photography
  • Swimming


  • Toilets are located at Fourth Crossing picnic area, 2km north along Ophir Road.

Getting Here

The Falls Water Falls are located in the southern section of Mullion Range State Conservation Area. 

  • From Orange, travel north-east along Ophir Road for approximately 17km.
  • Central Mines trail carpark is located on the left.
  • From the carpark follow Central Mines trail for approximately 800m to The Falls Water Falls.
  • The water falls are not signposted so you may require a topographic map and compass, or a GPS to find the falls from the trail.

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees may apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | NSW Government

Location & Supplier

The Falls Water Falls

Address: The Falls Water Falls, Ophir Road, Summer Hill Creek, New South Wales 2800

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