A waterfall significantly more impressive than its name suggests, Dripping Rock is a growing tourism hotspot. A short walk from the carpark reveals a small, serene rock pool set at the base of a towering semi-circular cliff and surrounded by a lush melaleuca forest. Water seeps through sedimentary rock to drip down the 50m high wall, but cascades down into the rock pool after good rain. This is an idyllic sport for a picnic or to sit and listen to the hypnotic splash of water, melodious birdsong and wind in the trees. You can also swim in the pool on a warm day and walk along a small ledge running the length of the cliff, where you can shower in the refreshing spray.
Dripping Rock is located outside Boggabri, towards Manilla. It can be difficult to find and the road is 4WD only, so please pick up a map from the Visitor Information Centre or Boggabri Museum.