Waterfall Way

The Waterfall Way between the Pacific Highway and Dorrigo is a beautiful and popular tourist route as well as being a busy route for larger vehicles travelling west to Armidale.


The Waterfall Way is located in northern NSW and extends 170 kilometres from the Pacific Highway at Raleigh to the New England Highway at Armidale.

The Waterfall Way is an important transport corridor, particularly for the timber and agricultural industries.

Waterfall Way connects rural communities to the urban centres of Coffs Harbour and Armidale and is also a tourist route passing waterfalls on the Dorrigo Mountain and provides access to the Dorrigo National Park.

Waterfall Way draft corridor strategy

Roads and Maritime Services in collaboration with Transport for NSW developed the Waterfall Way Draft Corridor Strategy. This draft sets out the proposed strategic vision to manage and guide development of the Waterfall Way road corridor to improve safety, traffic efficiency and sustainability. There is no commitment to, or funding for, proposed actions identified in this draft.

More information about the Waterfall Way draft corridor strategy is available from the Draft corridor strategies - Northern webpage.

Road safety review

Roads and Maritime carried out a safety review of the Waterfall Way in 2014. The report is a summary of investigations completed as part of a thorough road safety and road user behaviour analysis of Waterfall Way. The recommendations look at short and medium-long term strategies to address the different needs of the community and transport industry.

The review focused on the 40 kilometre stretch of road from Tyringham Street, Dorrigo to the junction of the Pacific Highway and looks at ways of improving road safety along the route. It does not examine bypassing the Bellingen township.

For more information visit the project documents page.

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