17 September 2020
Here at Moffat Falls there are three big things you must do to properly experience and enjoy the area. Firstly, bushwalking! Nature heals, soothes and restores. It reduces anger, fear and stress whilst increasing emotional wellbeing. Being in nature also contributes to your physical wellbeing; reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. The area is riddled with beautiful walking tracks that lead to rocky outcrops, rivers and streams. There are many wonderful walks in neighbouring National Parks, which are worth exploring particularly for those avid walkers.
Secondly, waterfalls and lookouts! Moffat Falls is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls and lookouts. Cathedral Rock National Park offers breathtaking views of dry eucalypt forest and granite outcrops. Wollomombi Falls boast the highest waterfall in NSW. After heavy rain it cascades 220m over the dramatic cliffs; the massive gorge fills with mist and the occasional rainbow. Ebor Falls are a 115m drop formed by a columned basalt rock. It is a great spot for a picnic, with stunning views of the Guy Fawkes River and Gorge country. Point Lookout is the highest elevation in the region; at 1,564m above sea level. It has spectacular views of the escarpment and New England National Park. On a clear day, you can see the Pacific Ocean, which is over 60km away. Beech Lookout oversees ancient Antarctic beech rainforest, including some of the tallest trees in NSW. Wrights Lookout offers panoramic views of the Bellinger River and surrounding mountains. This rocky plateau is an ancient trachyte remnant of Ebor Volcano
Third, and finally – guided fly fishing for trout. The area is globally renowned for its rainbow trout and fly-fishing. Guided tours of local streams can be organised. These tours run through neighbouring properties, giving unique admission to some of the best spots, otherwise inaccessible. Since 1949, the trout hatchery has been raising and releasing about 2 million fish per year into inland streams and waterways. These include the New England area, as well as Bathurst, Orange, Oberon and Goulburn. They offer daily tours of the hatchery, including activities such as feeding the trout. You are able to purchase some of the tastiest trout you will find anywhere.