Ebor, New South Wales
New South Wales
Waterfall Way, Ebor
|Population||166 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||1,350 m (4,429 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Armidale Regional Council|
|State electorate(s)||Northern Tablelands|
|Federal Division(s)||New England|
Ebor is a village on Waterfall Way on the Northern Tablelands in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated about 80 km (50 mi) east of Armidale and about a third of the way between Armidale and the coast. Dorrigo to the east is 46 kilometres (29 mi) away with the Coffs Coast 55 kilometres (34 mi) beyond along the Waterfall Way.
Facilities and features
There is a post office, a coffee shop/cafe, fuel station and shop (fuel available 24/7 self serve), hotel/motel, and a primary school. There is a tourist information board located near the Ebor Public School. The nearest public toilets are at the sportsground (overnight camping area) about 100 metres (330 ft) beyond the falls road on the left heading west out of the village on Waterfall Way. There are also toilets at both the Ebor upper and lower falls carpark / rest areas.
There are two local walks comprising the recreation reserve of approximately 40 hectares (99 acres) accessible immediately south of the Guy Fawkes River bridge near the hotel. This walk follows the Guy Fawkes River south for about half of the walk. Some birdlife can be seen with typical local open grazing land and river views. The second walk is accessed from by crossing the Guy Fawkes River bridge and following the pedestrian path to the left which winds north under the bridge. This path follows closely left of the Guy Fawkes River north and meets the national park's Upper and Lower Falls paths. Numerous wallabies, kangaroos and birdlife can be seen. The Upper and Lower Falls are most spectacular after heavy rain, but can also be very picturesque with normal to moderate flows. Early morning and evening are the best times for photography. Both walks are less than 1 hour, with at least some if not most of the walk being wheelchair accessible with some assistance. The Upper and Lower Falls carparks can also be accessed by vehicle, with the turnoff approximately 300 metres (980 ft) west of the Guy Fawkes River Bridge.
The Bi-Centennial National Horse Trail also passes through Ebor.
The surrounding district is a rich sheep and cattle grazing area. The main tourist attractions are Ebor Falls, Wollomombi Falls, the cool temperate rainforest walks in New England National Park and recreational trout fishing. The Dutton Trout Hatchery on Point Lookout Road was established in 1950 and is one of the largest hatcheries in the state. Visitors can see the various stages of trout development prior to their release in the mountain streams.
Ebor Post Office opened on 2 March 1868, closed in 1869 and reopened in 1910.
Ebor has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
The village of Ebor is at high altitude 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) by Australian standards. It has cold winters with overnight frost and occasional light snow falls. The average rain fall is 1,300 millimetres (51 in).
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ebor (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- "Climate statistics for Australian locations". www.bom.gov.au.
- "Bicentennial National Trail (BNT)". Bicentennial National Trail (BNT).
- New England County Tourist Assoc., New England County, Summerland Printers, Ballina, n.d.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Yooroonah Tank Barrier, New South Wales State Heritage Register (NSW SHR) Number H01803". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. Retrieved 18 May 2018.