Fitzroy Falls, New South Wales

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Fitzroy Falls
New South Wales
FitzroyFalls.jpg
The waterfall, near the locality of Fitzroy Falls
Coordinates 34°37′S 150°29′E / 34.617°S 150.483°E / -34.617; 150.483Coordinates: 34°37′S 150°29′E / 34.617°S 150.483°E / -34.617; 150.483
Population 208 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2577
Elevation 822 m (2,697 ft)[2]
Location
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
Region Southern Highlands
County Camden
Parish Yarrunga
Localities around Fitzroy Falls:
Moss Vale Yarrunga Robertson
Morton National Park Fitzroy Falls Fitzroy Falls Reservoir
Morton National Park Morton National Park Kangaroo Valley

Fitzroy Falls (postcode: 2577) is a village in the Wingecarribee Shire, located with the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia. The locality was previously known as Yarrunga,[3] but was renamed after the 81 metres (266 ft) waterfall. At the 2011 census, Fitzroy Falls had a population of 208 people.[1]

View from Fitzroy Falls NSW Australia

Fitzroy Falls (waterfall)[edit]

The waterfall was first discovered by European settlers in the early 19th century by Charles Throsby.[4] Near the head of the Yarrunga Creek in the Morton National Park, the waterfall was named in honour of Sir Charles Fitzroy, the Governor of New South Wales during his visit to the area in 1850.[4]

While a town was planned for the area in the 1860s, little development occurred. With the advent of motor vehicles, Fitzroy Falls became, and still remains, a popular stopping point for tourists travelling towards the Southern Highlands. Substantial parking and catering facilities have been provided, together with pathways and boardwalks which enable able-bodied visitors to view the falls and other spectacular natural features.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Fitzroy Falls (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Fitzroy Falls, NSW". Digital Atlas Pty Limited. 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Fitzroy Falls (village)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Throsby's waterfalls a sight to behold". Southern Highland News. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre". National Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

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