Work begins on $3 million facilities upgrade at Ebor Falls

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and local contractors have commenced work on a $3 million facility upgrade at Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park.

Ebor Falls, Guy Fawkes National Park

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Darren Pitt said the project will upgrade existing visitor infrastructure to support increased visitation, including the picnic facilities, walking tracks linking the upper and lower falls, and 3 new lookouts.

‘I’m pleased to be able to let visitors know the work has begun on new toilet facilities and parking infrastructure at the Upper Falls picnic area, as part of the larger precinct upgrade project,’ Mr Pitt said.

Located in the centre of the Waterfall Way, Ebor Falls in Guy Fawkes River National Park draws over 140,000 visitors a year to experience the magnificent Guy Fawkes River plunging 120 metres over twin waterfalls.

‘We apologise in advance for some disruption to visitor access during construction, with limited toilet facilities available at the Lower Falls picnic area until the new toilets are completed.

‘The upgrade program is scheduled to be completed mid 2023 and will include cantilevered lookouts over the spectacular Guy Fawkes River gorge, additional seating areas to appreciate nature, inclusive pathways linking new picnic facilities with eco-friendly toilet amenities, and dedicated long vehicle parking areas.

‘The local community has been involved in developing the concept designs for the upgrade through the Ebor Tourism and Development Association and following consultation with park visitors,’ Mr Pitt said.

The work is part of the NSW Government’s biggest ever investment in national park visitor infrastructure to meet increased demand for our national parks which are a key driver of the visitor economy, generating $18 billion in economic activity each year and supporting over 74,000 jobs.

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