There is a secret track down to the bottom of the falls from the lookout area. There is a fence with chicken wire across it. You can walk around the edge of this fence and follow the path until you come to the steps to your left and follow the path after down to the falls. The falls are in two stages and there are large swimming holes at the bottom of each. Warning: this is not a track looked after by the National Parks and is close to the cliff edge.

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  1. Matthew Jones

    This is a track that I’ve done before. It is extremely difficult and there’s a section where you have to climb down a 5 rock face , so you might need rope (some times there’s a rope there). Not for the faint hearted, and the water is icy but rewarding after the hard climb.

  2. Alice

    You dont need a rope, there is no rock climbing. There are some heavily worn tracks leading from behind a fence near the lookout nearest the falls (on the eastern side) that lead you to a cliff face – this is not the correct path!
    There is a safer path with sandstone steps that you can find further back from the falls. No rock climbing or bush bashing required
    Lots of rubbish down there now :(

    • Rachel Lewis

      Thanks for the added info Alice. We will put this into the description when we do the proper write-up, coming soon! What a shame about the rubbish. Perhaps we can organize a litter pick and swim meet-up down there. Would you be keen?

  3. Ralf

    I second the comment re the rubbish – I hadn’t been down to this pool for some years and was stunned at the degradation of the track and rubbish when I visited today. This track really was un touched a few short years ago, sadly no longer.

    • Rachel Lewis

      Hi Ralf, that really is such sad news. We really encourage everyone who visits this site to not only pick up after yourselves but also to take a few pieces of rubbish out with you for the team. We are doing our best to promote the Leave No Trace message but we welcome all ideas of how we can use this platform and our social media to do that more effectively.

  4. Alice Manderson

    My friends and I found the chicken wire track and tried it but it was too hard. Thanks to Alice’s comment we found the steps she was talking about at the lookout the furthest away from the waterfall (other way from the carpark). The track was in good condition with a few fallen trees and was about a 30 minute walk to the waterhole. While trying to find the track we met several other people and groups of people having difficulty finding a way down as well.

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