Comboyne Travel Guide

  • King Fern Falls
    King Fern Falls
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    Beautiful scenery
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  • Show me the way to go home
    Show me the way to go home
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Comboyne Things to Do

  • The road in

    This is Landsdowne Road. Well, more accurately, a part of Landsdowne Road. The part that goes behind the house I stay. This is a fair representation of the lushness and the dirt roads that characterize the area.

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  • View from the balcony

    This is just a part of the sublime view from the verandah of the cottage I stay at while in Comboyne. For exquisite moments soaking yourself in the wonders of nature, this venue is hard to beat. The enormity of the sky and vastness and variety of the Australian terrain come to life while you are sitting here.The picture doesn't begin to do justice...

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  • Ellenborough Falls, part two

    And what do the falls look like in flood?When it's like this the road just before the falls is impassable and the stages of the fall become as one as the water plummets in great volume with a mighty roar.Worth a look but, mind the leeches!

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  • Give me a home among the gum trees

    The opening is a quote from a famous Aussie song and I, for one, echo that sentiment and, if you're seeking a fine stand of eucalypts then you could do worse than to go to Ellenbrough Falls.This group of three (note green colour of rear one) are located on the opposite side of the gorge to the falls, about 200 metres from the lookout.

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  • Ellenborough Falls

    On most people's list of top ten falls in Australia, Ellenborough would surely rate.It has a substantial drop, a sub-tropical rainforest setting and is set in a horseshoe-shaped canyon.Recently an engineer from the local council added a walkway that makes access to the base available for all those prepared to walk up and down lots of stairs through...

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  • Rawson Falls

    Half way down the Boorgana walk there is a lookout where you can view the falls. Nice as this is, I recommend you spend the extra half hour and go all the way to the bottom where this is a sample of what you will see.Also, en route, you get to see the best part of the walk as an added bonus. The strangler fig and the enchanted garden shown...

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  • Boorganna

    I've taken people down here who have been to the Daintree, Australia's best known rainforest, and they said that the Daintree that they saw wasn't a patch on Boorganna. It's all to do with publicity. One day, something will happen up here at Comboyne and the world will want to come but, until then, I can still enjoy it, even on a busy long weekend,...

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  • Boorganna and the fern garden

    I've seen a few rainforests, travelled around Australia and I've yet to see a better stand of bird's nest ferns than those you see right here. My friends who were there for the first time said "It's like walking through a cathedral". I can't think of a better description for this treasure of the Australian bush.

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  • Boorgana Nature Reserve

    This is a pretty rainforest remnant left untouched and now run by National Parks and WIldlife. It features a zig-zag track that, at the half way point, has a lookout over Rawson Falls, seen crashing into rockfalls of a bygone era, misty spray drifting upwards carried by the waterfall induced wind.Further down you eventually get to the base...

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Comboyne Restaurants

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    by iandsmith Written Oct 7, 2002

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    Very rustic, in keeping with the general atmosphere of the village and the food is made, wherever possible, from local ingredients.

    Favorite Dish: The hamburgers, whose only similarity to those you may find in fast food outlets is the name.
    I also like their cakes.

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Comboyne Local Customs

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    Above Bulga Falls

    by iandsmith Written Sep 18, 2002

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    If you get to know the locals they may be able to get you into some virgin rainforest and cascades or waterfalls.
    This picture is of Bulga Falls near Elands. There are no signs to show you where this is but there is a road where you turn off and park before a moderately steep walk of about 10 minutes to the falls.

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Comboyne Off The Beaten Path

  • Dining al fresco

    It's unlikely you'll find a waiter or cordon bleu chef here (especially if I'm around) but give me these type of surroundings any day for a special meal.To hell with the food, we're talking ambience here!So what that they were only ham sandwiches washed down with cordial, we felt privileged just to be here."Here" being the picnic spot at Tirrill...

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  • In the woods

    Wherever you walk in the bush around Comboyne there is an abundance of growth.Here we see epiphytes of all different descriptions clinging to a branch near the lookout at Ellenborough Falls.

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  • The Upper Lansdowne Road

    This is just another edifying scene en route to one of Australia's most beautiful areas. Shortly before you climb through the narrow forestry road to the summit at Comboyne you get to witness scenery such as this.Views such as this I hope explain why I rate the place as one of Australia's top ten places to visit.

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Comboyne Favorites

  • The Forbes River Road

    So glad I didn't have my motorhome driving out of here. It was a tad rugged after the relatively easy trip in from the eastern end to access Werrikimbee. Coming off the hills to the valley floor the road, at times, was rent by water and erosion scars in places needed a fair bit of caution to negotiate (meaning I had to slow to about...

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  • Werrikimbe National Park

    Werrikimbe National Park lies about an hour north west from Comboyne. If you don't like dirt roads, don't go. There's a lot of them.Initially you can either go in through Beechwood or turn off near Yarras on the Oxley Highway, the latter offers more tar but the dirt in from there is often worse, as was the case on my last trip in though I did a...

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  • A view to remember

    "Please enter the single most important activity or site you would take someone, if they had never been to Comboyne before"Ellenborough Falls. Touristy, by Australian bush standards, it nonetheless delivers on impact, scenic beauty and convenience of access.Here I am escorting 3 people from the Czech Republic, two of them on their third day in...

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