Irrawong Waterfall, North Narrabeen: Great Walk For Little Legs

Here is a very short walk which takes you to a lovely little waterfall, and it’s so easy to find. Irrawong Waterfall is in North Narrabeen, very close to Warriewood Square and also to the beautiful boardwalks of the Warriewood Wetlands. and also Warriewood Valley Playground, also known as Rocket Park.

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You can easily extend this walk to make a much more demanding and much longer walk for older kids and adults.

Irrawong Waterfall Map

Getting to Irrawong Waterfall

Park your car along Irrawong Road and you will find the walking track at the end of the road.

Then simply walk along, it’s less than a kilometer, a 10 – 15 minutes walk, depending on how little your legs are.

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Most of the walk is quite flat, however there are steps too so I wouldn’t recommend this walk for strollers.

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We visited the waterfall at a time when there had not been much rainfall, so there was only a small fall.

But a very pretty one.

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The pool of water below was small, Ok for kids to have a splash.  It didn’t look clean on the day we went though and it’s important not to swim for three days after heavy rain.

But if it’s three days after rain and it looks clean, it should be OK.

I’d definitely recommend visiting when there has been rain in the past week.

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There are tracks beyond the waterfall too. You can see them on Google maps and on the board at the start of the walk from Irrawong Road. The track is steep with lots of steps. We explored a bit but didn’t want too far.

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There are lovely lush ferns along the way.

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Here’s the map at the start of the walk showing the longer walks.

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I’ve had a look at photos on Google images showing Irrawong Waterfall after lots of rain and it looks spectacular. So we will return again after rain.

I loved my closer photos of the waterfall, but this wider shot shows that there isn’t much water below.

When running harder and with more of a pool below, it would be a good place to have a picnic and lets kids splash and swim (three days after rain!), I think.

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Have you found Irrawong?

Isn’t it amazing that a place that looks so remote is right in the Sydney suburbs?

Have you picnicked there with kids?

Happy exploring.

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