<em>Waterfall Way is located on Aboriginal land and sovereignty was never ceded. The region is the traditional Country of the Gumbaynggirr, Dhanggati and Anēwan people and we acknowledge their ancestors, past, present and emerging.</em>\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nArmidale sits a surprising 980 metres above sea level, nearly the same height as Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, and has the honour of being Australia’s highest city. This height leads to cooler weather for most of the year and gorgeous, lush surrounding countryside.\r\n\r\nIt also means that wild terrain is never far away. Rushing water has carved its way to the ocean through ancient rainforest and around resilient granite over millenia, leading to some of Australia’s most thrilling gorges, waterfalls, and <a class="wpil_keyword_link" title="hiking" href="https://weareexplorers.co/outdoor-activities/hiking/" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-wpil-keyword-link="linked">hiking</a> trails. The driving route that follows along is known as Waterfall Way.\r\n\r\nTechnically, you can drive Waterfall Way in a day, but to really experience it you’ll want longer. It’s the tracks that don’t make the ‘top 10’ lists, or take half a day to walk, often form the strongest memories. Start your journey from Armidale and you can go with the flow, following the falls as they swell.\r\n\r\nThese are our favourite underrated and lesser-known adventures to visit on Waterfall Way, starting from the top.