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Toonoum Falls, Royal National Park, NSW
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Toonoum Falls is an appropriately understated, intermittently flowing cascade in scrub next to the main road at the southern end of the Royal National Park. The falls can be seen and heard from the roadside parking bay on Sir Bertrand Stevens Drive when Toonoum Brook is flowing. Toonoum Falls Above: The roadside sign at the parking bay for Toonoum Falls (Order this image)

To take a closer look at the falls, I scrambled down the little goat track that ran between two giant boulders, which took me to the base of the main section of the falls.
Here the falls consist of a large slab of sandstone with a few metre drop, with the creek continuing to tumble down a series of small cascades before disappearing into the bush downstream. Toonoum Falls Above: Toonoum Falls (Order this image)

If the creek is not flowing, there is not much to see and experience here, other than a quick stretch of your legs on the side of the road and some peering into the bush to try and see some water.
Your Seasonal Guide:
Best Time of Year to Visit:Best Time of Day to Visit:
Only visit after rainfall, otherwise there is little to see here Anytime water is flowing will be fine, noting that the falls will be in shadow in the early morning
Other Information Before You Go:
Location: Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, Royal National Park, 7 km south-east of Waterfall, and 50 km south-west of the Sydney CBD.
Latitude:-34.163723 Longitude:151.033789
Getting there: From the Princes Hwy (M1) at Waterfall, south of Sydney, take MacKell Avenue to the end and turn left into Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. Toonoum Falls is approximately 2.5 km along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.

Water source: Toonoum Brook
Approx. height: 3 m at the main drop
Approx. width: 1-4 m, depending on flow conditions
Approx. length: Vertical drop followed by a longer cascade that disappears into the bush downstream
Swimming available at the falls: No
Facilities: Roadside parking
Entrance fee: There is a nominal fee per vehicle for access to Royal National Park
Opening times: Open 7 am to 8.30 pm daily
Sun shade: Partial natural shade from the trees overhead
Wheelchair access: None
Prohibitions: No campfires, no solid fuel burners, no gathering firewood, no pets, no smoking, no littering, no camping
Managing authority: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Nearby attractions: National Falls, 4 km to the north-west and also in the Royal National Park.
Before you head out, make sure to read the waterfall safety information and check with the managing authority for any current change of conditions.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the approximate location of the roadside parking area next to the falls. If the map is not zoomed in locally, as can sometimes occur when loading, simply click or tap on "View Larger Map" below.
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