The Tia Falls, located on the Tia River is another good waterfall along the Oxley Highway. These waters run into the Apsley River after they have passed through a long narrow mini ravine that can be seen from viewing platforms.
There are two walks. ......
The shorter Falls Walk takes you to the eastern side of the falls (1.5 km return).
The Tiarra Walk crosses a bridge above the falls on the western side and takes you to some incredible views of the gorge from Tiara Lookout, (5 km return).
These falls are also located in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, an excellent National park!
Make sure you stop and have a look. There are picnic tables, FREE bbq's, Toilets, camping areas and an Information shelter.
My photo isn't the best, was a bit hard to get a good one!
Heading East from Walcha on the Oxley Highway at the 20km mark, are the Apsley Falls and Gorge.
Apsley Falls are two waterfalls on the Apsley River on the Northern Tablelands.
Located just 1 kilometre off the Oxley Highway in a deep gorge, that is part of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.
They are the first falls in a succession of dramatic drops. The first drop of the Falls is about 65 metres in depth, and the second, which is about 800 metres further on, plummets 58 metres metres to the bottom of the gorge.
There are lots of breath taking views from 10 viewing platforms. If you are feeling energetic, you can take the stairs to the bottom of the gorge.
Picnic and Camping areas are here as well as Toilets.
The Oxley Highway and Thunderbolts Way intersect at Walcha. Thunderbolts Way leads to Gloucester and Newcastle in the south and Uralla and Goondiwindi in the North, while the Oxley Highway leads to Wauchope and Port Macquarie in the East and Bendemeer and Tamworth in the west. Both roads are popular routes for motorcycle riders.
Walcha seems to have plenty of artists, and has 32 sculptures OR pieces of Art on display. The sculptures, found all over the town, have been created by local, national and international artisans.
Most of the works are have been created using local timbers, numerous pieces forming seats.
Nearby, are lots of waterfalls and outstanding scenery.
A lookout at Monument Park gives a good view of the town.
If you wish to stay here, there are Motels, Hotels, B&B and Caravan Park.
The Visitor Information centre is open from 9.00am - 4.30pm
LOCATION .....7HOURS N/WEST OF SYDNEY