Set amongst the lush, humid rainforest of the Nightcap National Park is a landmark of local pride and perseverance. Protesters Falls is named for the people that defended its very borders against loggers and their bulldozers in 1979 destroying the rainforest of New South Wales. Ferns grow from the cracks in the rocks surrounding the waterfall pool; Bangalow Palms create a corridor that leads you along the boardwalk following the creek all the way. Being so well preserved it has an abundance of wildlife including native frogs, goannas, rare butterflies and the most beautiful and harmless carpet python.
From the local shop it takes 30 minutes to reach the car park, and from there it is a 10 minute walk to the base of the falls. Camping is limited to one night only and no dogs are allowed, as it is a national park. If you fancy a bit of nude frolicking there are plenty of secluded water holes around the camping area, be wary that it is mountain water and is a lot cooler than it appears.