Gap Creek Falls Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

1.5 km Return

162 m

Moderate track
This walk leads to one of the best waterfalls in the Hunter area and is highly recommended. The walk travels through dense rainforest, before descending to an inspiring amphitheatre of rock with the dramatic Gap Creek Falls. Spend some time looking around the base of the falls, particularly behind the falls on the narrow unfenced ledge. This walk is particularly good on a hot day, where the cooling spray off the waterfall is appreciated.

Maps for the Gap Creek Falls Walk walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series 91311N MORISSET NSW-91311N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Gap Creek Falls Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Gap Creek Falls Walk

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.5 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 380m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 370m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 750m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 380m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 370m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 380m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 370m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 750m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 750m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Gap Creek Falls Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Gap Creek Falls Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Gap Creek Falls Walk walk starts and ends at the Gap Creek picnic area (gps: -33.01327, 151.43061)
Your main transport option to Gap Creek picnic area is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂