Marom Falls, Northern NSW, Australia

Posted on May 29, 2013

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You’ll see this to your left as you enter the land.

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You’ll need to step over the fence.

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Road side parking (please take care as car window glass can often be seen by the road side. You might consider parking further along the road by a farm driveway entrance for safety).

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Entry fence…

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View as you walk a little distance to the fall…

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You’ll see a fair bit of paddock and grass along  your way…

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After the first paddock you’ll see a rocky ‘bridge’ crrossing

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Heading over the rocky bridge cross

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And again more paddock…

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And the trace of a trail…

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before you hit bliss!

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If you don’t want to jump off the top you can keep walking along the bushes and scramble back upstream to get to the basin.

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If you choose not to jump you’ll be walking down the hill and then climbing over rocks along the stream to get back upstream to the basin.

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Locals…

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Rocky footholds can be found in the rock face at the base of the basin to climb back up.

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Swimming Spot: Marom Falls

Where:

On land considered ‘private’ in Dalwood, Norther NSW, Australia

Getting to the spot: Marom Falls is located on Dalwood Road, out of Alstonville. (10 mins away from Dalwood Falls swimming spot). Dalwood Road is longish and does a dogleg to the left. You’ll feel like you’re on another road entirely (headed in the direction of Lismore) but you are on Dalwood Road still. The Falls are to the right, just 50 metres or so down the road from number 758 Dalwood Road.

You’ll see cars parked to the right of the road beside a paddock where there are cows. You go through the fencing and walk directly across the paddock. You’ll see a farm house in the distace to your left.

You’ll be walking on a downhill angle and you’ll see a (probably dry) creek dip with clusters of rocks, like a natural bridge. Cross this and the paddock will be a little more uphill. Keep walking and you’ll start to hear the sound of running water to your right.

A little way on you’ll veer to your right as you see the top of the falls through the tree, just down hill. The locals jump off the falls into the deep basin below. They then clamber up some near vertical rocks with footholds that are to your right if you are looking at the falls from the basin area (if you’ve jumped).

If you’re wary to jump you can walk further along the paddock and downhill to where the falls have become a creek and you can clamber of the rocks back up toward the basin and swim from there, instead of making the jump.

About the spot:

The basin is deep and a satifying swim. There is only flat ground to picnic at the top of the falls. The basin is flanked by granite each side and it then turns into a rocky creek with a hilly incline each side that leads up to paddocks.

Accommodation:

A variety of accommodation is available in nearby Byron Bay and Lismore

Facilities:

None, you are on private land in nature!

About the area:

The closest popular holiday town is Byron Bay. Byron Bay offers relaxed vibe, surfers mixed with hippies mixed with the average Joe. Byron Bay is home to stunning beaches and a very relaxed lifestyle.

Nearby known swimming spots:

Hanging Rock Falls in Nimbin (aprox 1 hour away), Dalwood Falls (aprox 10 mins away), Ti Tree Lake in Byron Bay. Tosha Falls.

Falls in NSW Tootlam Falls (North eastern NSW), Gloucester Falls (Barrington tops NSW), Problem Creek Falls at Frying Pan Rd Barrington (closer to Gold Coast)

Nearby towns:

Nimbin, Lismore, Mullumbimby, Lennox Head, Ballina.

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