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Trails from Audley, Winifred Falls

Winifred Falls
Gorgeous spot especially after some rainfall!

One of my favourite spots to visit after some decent rainfall is Winifred Falls. Very high on the to do list! 

Beginning right across the road from Audley Dancehall Cafe it’s a good idea to grab a coffee and some food before heading off on your adventure.

Look for the sign opposite the Audley Dancehall Cafe ‘Winifred Falls Track’. From here you walk uphill, passing a small creek. Keep going straight at the intersection before arriving at Warumbul Road. This section of the walk is 2km long and will take around 45 minutes. Across the road on the other side of Warumbul Road is the 2nd section of the track to Winifred Falls (signposted). Feel like getting a head start? You do have the option to drive to Warumbul Road (only a 5 minute drive from Audley) and begin the walk from there.

This second section of the track begins at the signpost and is a wide fire trail and easy to follow. After a short flat section, the track continues down a steep hill (leave some energy for the way back up!!) to the top of the falls. It takes around 30 minutes from Warumbul Road to reach this point. From here you can either continue to the left and take a small track down to a viewing point to observe the falls from below, or can simply stay put or head to your right and find a spot on the rock platforms above the falls and set up and settle in for the day.

This spot is spectacular! With crystal clear waters and cascading waterfalls this is truly one of my favourite swimming holes within the Royal National Park.

Take the same route back once you’ve finished for the day!

TIP: if you continue left below the falls then further down along the creek and through some bush you’ll end up at the top end of South West Arm Creek, which flows into Port Hacking. Here you can take a dip in the saltwater, where there are some rope swings and even a beach at low tide. Choose your option or delight in both!

#trailsfromaudley on your next adventure!

Author, Georgia Gray

 

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The Audley Dance Hall kiosk will remain open for takeaway everyday from 8:30am to 3pm. Come and grab our epic coffee, tea, home made sandwiches, cakes, sausage rolls, pies and our famous freshly pressed OJ. Finished off by a walk in the beautiful Royal National Park.
 

Audley Dance Hall Menu

Muffins & Cakes made in house daily. Ask for today’s selection.

Chargrilled Toast Sourdough or fruit toast with raspberry & apple jam $7.5 (gf bread +$2.5)

Bacon & Egg Roll Bacon, fried egg, tomato chutney mayo on a soft milk bun $12 (gfo)

Pistachio & Almond Granola Seasonal berries, blackberry panna cotta $16

Free Range Eggs Poached, scrambled or fried eggs, chargrilled sourdough $14

Extra egg $3.5

Cumin & paprika roast tomato $4

Avocado | Bacon | Halloumi | Maca feta (vg) $5                                                      

Confit garlic & thyme swiss brown mushrooms $5

Basil & sun-dried tomato chipolatas $5

Tea smoked rainbow trout $7 

Swap for gluten free bread $2.5 (vg option)

Smashed Avo Macadamia feta, fermented chilli, hazelnut dukkah, chargrilled miche $20 (vg, gfo)

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes Fresh banana, candied orange, honeycomb butter, pure maple syrup $22

Big Brekkie Two eggs, bacon, basil & sun-dried tomato chipolatas, halloumi, roast tomato, mushrooms, chargrilled sourdough $28

BLT Bacon rashers, cos leaves, spiced tomato salsa, lime aioli, chargrilled sourdough $14

Fried egg $3.5

Avocado $5

Vegan Bowl Chargrilled pumpkin wedge, kale, mushroom, broccolini, macadamia feta, avocado, house relish, sourdough $25 (vg, gfo)

Grilled & Chopped Salad Cos hearts, shallots, roasted beetroot, grilled corn & zucchini, cabbage, cherry tomato, edamame, crunchy chickpeas, tahini dressing $18 (vgo, gfo)

Halloumi | Avocado | Chicken $5

Tea smoked rainbow trout $7

Marinated Chicken Club Bacon rashers, avocado mayo, rocket, cumin roasted tomato, on an olive oil panini served with chips $22

Beef Burger Bacon jam, cheddar, salad of cos lettuce, tomato, zucchini pickles, herbed aioli, on a soft milk bun served with chips $22 (gfo)

Double beef & cheese $7

Fish ’n’ Chips Beer-battered flathead, radish & fennel salad, chips, tartare $25

Confit Garlic & Chilli Prawn Linguine Wild rocket, parsley, lemon $26

Herb Crusted Salmon Green tea noodles, sesame, red radish, snow pea sprouts, citrus ponzu sauce $28

Open 7 days 8:30am-4:00pm (8am-4:30pm on weekends)

We take reservations for groups of 8 – 20 guests. if you are a smaller group we have plenty of seating available. 

Please maintain social distance and utilise the hand sanitisers supplied. If you are ill or show ANY symptoms such as coughing, running nose, fever please choose another time to visit the cafe.