Unicorn Falls Mount Jerusalem National Park NSW

by | Oct 25, 2018

 

Chasing Unicorns! Uki’s Waterfall!

Refreshing Unicorn Falls! After exploring the US for 9 weeks, it was fabulous to finally sleep in my own bed!

Returning home from a long trip can be a real culture shock and it is not uncommon to feel restless when reality hits that you are no longer travelling. There is something to be said about having a home to come home to, especially after living out of a suitcase for an extended period!

Getting back into a routine can be difficult when life has been one long-exciting adventure! What I find helps me to adjust to ‘somewhat’ normality is getting back to nature. Getting outside and enjoying nature has a positive effect on how I feel.

Uki’s Best Kept Secret | Unicorn Falls

As part of my nature-therapy, I took on the challenge of finding ‘Unicorn Falls’ near Uki and 30 minutes from Murwillumbah NSW. The falls weren’t easy to find and I encourage you to follow this detailed guide and you won’t get off the beaten track!

This Way To Unicorn Falls 

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View to Unicorn Falls

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Unicorn Falls Mount Jerusalem National Park NSW Australia

Unicorn Falls is a well-kept secret, hidden within the Mount Jerusalem National Park in Northern NSW. The falls were a little tricky to find and some of the roads were not well suited to my new 2WD Skoda sedan! It was slow going on the unsealed roads but slow and steading wins the race!

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1. Views from Mount Jerusalem National Park

2. Unicorn Falls Mount Jerusalem National Park

The Village Of Uki (pronounced yook-eye)

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The small township of Uki is a heritage listed village with a thriving arts and crafts community at the base of the Mount Warning and The Three Sisters.

The Uki village is 15 minutes from Murwillumbah, 30 minutes from Nimbin and 50 minutes from Mullumbimby via gravel roads through Jerusalem National Park.

My go to coffee fix is at Uki Café (Byron Bun Coffee) and my husband loves a coldie off the tap at the Mount Warning Hotel. Sadly the original historic pub burnt down in February 2013 but fortunately rebuilt and reopened in August 2015. Also, Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins Uki NSW is a popular restaurant and wedding destination bringing tourism to the small village of Uki. 

Driving Instructions to Unicorn Falls NSW

  • In Uki turn left on to Rowlands Creek Road (off Kyogle Road) just past the Uki Café
  • Head south on Rowlands Creek Road for 1.9km and continue right to stay on Rowlands Creek Road for another 2.8 km NB: Do not follow Chowan Creek Road (Image 1)
  • Turn left onto Manns Road and continue to the entrance to Mount Jerusalem National Park 5.5km. Manns Road changes from bitumen to well-graded gravel for the last 1.1km (Image 2)
  • The road within the National Park is corrugated and eroded in sections making driving slow and problematic for 2WD cars. Don’t attempt in and after heavy rain
  • From Mount Jerusalem National Park entrance drive 2.5km and turn left onto South Chowan Road (Image 3)
  • Continue driving appropriately 1.1km across the wooden bridge and park immediately on the left. There is a pullover section to park and a large boulder marks the pathway to the falls (Image 4)
  • The falls are not visible, but you will hear them. Walk appropriately 200metres and the falls are on your right. Cross the small rocky stream to get to the tiny waterfall.
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Unicorn Falls is not a spectacular waterfall like Minyon Falls near Mullumbimby. It is a tiny waterfall that cascades gently into a natural waterhole. For me, finding Unicorn Falls was more exciting than the falls themselves. 

Small Towns NSW

If you are anything like me and love visiting small towns, check out these blogs: Discover Murwillumbah NSW; Burringbar NSW

“Just let go — and fall like a little waterfall.”

Author Bob Ross

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