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Ebor is a picturesque village that is located midway between Armidale and Coffs Coast and you will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore.

Ebor Falls

Watch the Guy Fawkes River plunging 100m over two waterfalls at Ebor Falls. Three lookout platforms along the edge of the gorge – upper falls, lower falls and valley view — give spectacular views out into the rugged gorge country. A walking track links the upper falls and lower falls lookout platforms via the escarpment edge and is an easy walk that’s suitable for children. You can start out at either end and return via the road. Golden everlasting daisies bloom around the upper falls in the warmer months and rare ground orchids flower in the late spring and summer. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a wedge-tailed eagle soaring above you as you picnic in the grassy woodlands area next to the falls. The Gumbaynggirr people traditionally called Ebor Falls ‘Martiam’, which means ‘the great falls’.
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Cathedral Rock National Park

Camp, walk, birdwatch and enjoy scenic views with great picnic spots at Cathedral Rock National Park, just east of Armidale and west of Dorrigo on the New England Tablelands. Rock-hopping isn’t just for the wallaroos at Cathedral Rock National Park. Hike to the park’s main boulder piles of Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock and scramble to their summits. Then enjoy the superb views across the wilderness landscape of dry eucalypt forest and granite outcrops. The park’s rock formations are particularly photogenic in late-afternoon light or mist. Take short walks from the campgrounds, or do a long hike between them. For an exhilarating challenge, you can carry your pack for the 10.4km Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk, camp at the other end, and retrace your steps later. Whether you’re visiting the park for a picnic lunch or camping for a few days, there are plenty of birdwatching opportunities. The screech of the glossy black cockatoo lets you know there’s a flock overhead. You may be fortunate and spot the endangered turquoise parrot or wedge-tailed eagle circling the granite tors.
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Point Lookout

Point Lookout is the must-see destination for visitors to New England National Park. Perched on the edge of the Great Escarpment, it offers panoramic views across World Heritage rainforest to the ocean in the distance. At sunrise, the mist in the valley turns from orange to pink as the sun erupts above the distant horizon. It’s no wonder this is one of the most photographed sunrises on the NSW North Coast. Accessible to all, Point lookout is a 200 metre walk from the carpark on a wheelchair-friendly track. Pack a picnic, have a barbeque and spend a few hours relaxing and admiring the view. Read about the wonders of the Gondwana rainforest, Aboriginal cultural heritage and the history of this impressive location in the picnic shelter. While you’re there, why not venture off to discover the rainforest below on the many walking tracks that start here?
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Located 5 minutes’ drive from the village, Ebor Falls offers spectacular waterfall views, scenic lookouts and a picnic area. Easily one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Australia, Ebor Falls cascade over 100 metres down tiered columns of graphite coloured rock, with spectacular views down the Guy Fawkes River National Park. A walking track links the upper falls and lower falls lookout platforms via the escarpment edge and is an easy walk that’s suitable for children. You can start out at either end and return via the road.

Guy Fawkes National Park was named in 1845 by George Parke who camped in the area on the 5th November on Guy Fawkes Day.The Gumbaynggirr people traditionally called Ebor Falls ‘Martiam’, which means ‘the great falls’. Ebor provides the perfect base to explore the New England and Cathedral Rock National Parks.

Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock National Park is the perfect place for a relaxing day trip or camping holiday.  Rock-hoppers and explorers will find plenty to discover around the granite outcrops in the park. Hike to the park’s main boulder piles of Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock and scramble to their summits. Then enjoy the superb views across the wilderness landscape of dry eucalypt forest and granite outcrops. The park’s rock formations are particularly photogenic in late-afternoon light or mist. The magnificent granite tors make striking subjects for photography. Birdwatchers will delight in the prolific birdlife attracted to the variety of eucalypts and wild-flowers found here.

The New England National Park is a place of spectacular beauty and pristine wilderness. Part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, it offers visitors an unforgettable holiday experience or a peaceful weekend getaway.

Discover the ancient world sealed in Gondwana rainforest, wander through snow gum forests dotted with crimson rosellas, and see breathtaking views from the Great Escarpment on one of the many walking tracks. Walks range from an easy 200m stroll to multi-day hikes through remote wilderness.

Experience sensational sunrises and breathtaking views stretching over forested valleys all the way to the coast from Point lookout. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours admiring the spectacular view before you. Visit for the day, or take advantage of the various accommodation and camping options and stay a few days while immersing yourself in this magical world.

Point Lookout

Ebor is the perfect spot to stop for lunch and to recuperate after a day of exploring the national parks. Fusspots at Ebor is a sweet, family-friendly café offering a classic line-up of sandwiches, salads and light meals, plus a kids’ menu to cater for even the most particular ‘fusspot.’ The Ebor Falls Hotel bistro is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week offering good wholesome country food. The newly renovated dining room offers a rural setting for enjoyment and relaxation for people of all ages.

There are a variety of accommodation options available in Ebor including powered sites for caravans, and recently renovated rooms at the Ebor Falls Motel. If you are looking to immerse yourself in nature, there are a variety of cabins available in the New England National Park, as well as some spectacular camp-grounds.