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.
Cathedral Rock National Park
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 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.
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.