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walking distance: 2.3 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 372 m
location: morton national park
driving distance: km
driving time: 1:50 h
water available: yes
parking: -34.6436,150.5573


gps tracks

Total distance: 2416 m
Max elevation: 577 m
Min elevation: 459 m
Total climbing: 373 m
Download file: belmore-falls2.gpx

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Track notes

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If you decided to walk around the lookouts, come back to Hindmarsh Lookout (there are signs to lead you around, so you should be able to find it!) This is first lookout you’ll come to from the carpark. Facing towards the open valley, you’ll see this amazing view.

Walk back along the sandy, eucalypt path and follow the wire fence (which should be on your left) towards Belmore Falls Lookout. You will find the secret entrance to an old trail leading to the base of Belmore Falls about halfway between these two lookout points.

This section of the track will be on your left, fenced off by the railing. But you will be able to see a worn trail leading towards some rocks.

This is an old track to the bottom of Belmore Falls, however, it is now closed due to risk of injury. It was an actual trail, so fences to do line the way for the start of the trip and there are stone steps in various sections. But it can get slippery during rainfall and wet seasons. And obviously its slippery around the base of the falls. So be cautious and enter at your own risk!

Jump the fence and follow the path towards the rocks. You’ll come to a small clearing where you’ll find a set of stone steps to your left. Follow this path down to the falls!

The track leads down a steep hill to the left but it will eventually veer towards the right (and towards the falls). From this point onwards, the entire trail is fairly direct although you will make some confusing turns on occasion. Don’t worry! The track does always lead back to the falls.

The walk leads through beautiful green vegetation. It’s only about 30 minutes from the top of Hindmarsh Lookout to the bottom of Belmore Falls. You’ll be surrounded by incredible plant life and intermittent views of the falls.

It’s a fairly clear track with a few minor obstacles. A few trees have fallen along the path, so you will be required to climb over or under them. There are also a number of muddy sections and slippery moss, so be careful along the walk.

The bottom of Belmore Falls:

Once at the falls, you’ll be able to explore what Belmore truly has to offer. You can view the falls from afar amongst the rich rainforest. There’s a short walk up and around to a higher viewpoint, but be warned, it is very muddy!

A constant spray of mist projecting from the base of the falls hangs in the air, so the ground and surrounding vines are pretty wet. If you choose to go closer to the falls, you may wish to change into a swimsuit. Use cameras and devices with care!

To come closer to the base of the falls, you can cross a shallow creek over to a section of rocks on the other side. Here, you will have the pleasure of standing under the Belmore Falls, amidst is glory and greatness.

For a unique and memorable experience, strip down and walk closer to the base of the falls. You will not regret the humbling experience of standing so close to the great force of this waterfall giant. If you feel so inclined, you may even wish to plunge into the waterhole.

Be warned: the water is extremely cold and your body will go numb within seconds. But it’s well worth the experience.

Make sure to have brought a towel and warm clothes for your return to dry land. This is true even if you do not go swimming – trust us, you will get wet.

Enjoy the spectacular experience of chasing waterfalls so close to Sydney. Belmore Falls is without a doubt one of the most amazing waterfalls in the state and well worth visiting.

The walk back up to Hindmarsh Lookout is all uphill, so be mindful of your time and pack weight.


Alerts

Morton National Park

Closed areas: Yadboro Road closed
Yadboro Road in Budawang National Park is closed until further notice due to severe weather.
Access to the following areas are also affected:

  • Pigeon House Mountain
  • Blue Gum Flat
  • Long Gully
These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about affected areas, please contact the local NPWS office on 02 4454 9500.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 bait disposal pit
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is disposing of used 1080 baits and baiting products in an approved disposal pit on NPWS National Parks land within the Fitzroy Falls area.
The burial of used baits and products will happen from Wednesday 21 September 2022 to Monday 20 March 2023. All bait material in the pit will be buried under at least 500mm of soil, and clear of waterways so as not to cause pollution of waterways. This is in accordance with the Pesticide Control Order (1080 bait products) 2019.
There will be 1080 baiting signs at the entrance to the disposal pit site.
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) is lethal to pets (including domestic dogs and cats) and working dogs. In the event of accidental poisoning, seek immediate veterinary assistance. Domestic pets, including dogs and cats, are not permitted in national parks or reserves.
For more information, email or call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244.

Closed areas: Bundanoon Loop Road closed
Bundanoon Loop Road is closed to vehicles. This closure may be extended, depending on conditions. Vehicle access to Echo Point and Bonnie View remains open.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: Roadworks on Griffins fire trail
Roadworks are being carried out at various locations along Griffins fire trail. Heavy plant/machinery and vehicles will be using the trail during this time.
If you plan to walkers or cycle in the area, please follow park signage and proceed with caution.

Closed areas: Camping closed due to flood and fire damage
Camping is closed at the following campgrounds due to fire damage and flooding. The closed campground include (open for day-use only): 
  • Pauls Point
  • Sundeck 
  • Sawyers 
  • Burrawang
Please not that the campgrounds will remain open for day use. Some campgrounds may be affected by flood debris following heavy rain, and there may be steep sand walls to access sites.
Please be cautious and move onto another campground if safety issues occur. There have been many changes to campgrounds along the river, including reduced campground capacity. Some sites also have extensive regrowth following fires.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

Closed areas: Beehive Point Road and campground closed
Beehive Point Road is closed to allow for drainage and trail safety repair works to take place, as a result of ongoing landslide events. No access, including pedestrian is permitted at this time. For further information please send an email to the local office. 

Closed areas: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre - Cafe closed
The cafe at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre is currently closed until further notice. Light refreshments, including drinks, snacks and ice creams, are available for purchase from the visitor centre.

Closed areas: Access to base of Belmore Falls prohibited
All access to the base of Belmore Falls is permanently closed, including from Hindmarsh and Belmore Falls lookouts and picnic areas.
Access is also closed to the top of Belmore Falls, including from the Belmore Falls Road causeway. This closure is to protect visitor safety.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Fitzroy Falls area office on 02 4887 8244 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Closed areas: Glow Worm Glen walk closed
Glow Worm Glen and Glow Worm Glen walk near Bundanoon are closed until further notice. The area will be re-opened when works are completed to make the area safe.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Erith Coal mine walking track closed
The Erith Coal Mine walking track is closed until further notice, due to a landslide. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 16 May 2022 and 16 October 2022 in the following parks and reserves:
  • Morton National Park around Caoura Ridge, Matadoro ridge, Kangaroo Valley and Meryla areas.
  • Bungonia National Park and Bungonia State Conservation Area
  • Nadgigomar Nature Reserve
  • Tarlo River National Park
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Fitzroy Falls Depot on 02 4887 8244.

Other planned events: 1080 pest management program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using fresh meat containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing between 3 May 2022 and 10 October 2022 in Morton National Park around Touga, Talwong and Sassafras areas.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information please call the NPWS Nowra Depot on 02 4428 6300.

Closed areas: Areas closed due to landslide
The George Boyd area and 12 Mile Road west of Tin Mine Road are closed until further notice due to a landslip.
The area will open once repairs are complete.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Nicholas Pass track partly closed
Nicholas Pass track is partly closed from the base of Fairy Bower Falls to Tooth's walking track until further notice due to fallen trees.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the NPWS Illawarra area office on 02 4224 4188 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Other planned events: Notice of herbicide treatment program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and WaterNSW will be conducting a herbicide treatment program between Tuesday 3 August 2021 and Wednesday 2 February 2022.
This treatment will mainly affect Lake Yarrunga foreshore areas along the Kangaroo River. The program involves the use of garlon 3A for the control of the weed ludwigia longifolia.
For further information, please email the NPWS Illawarra Highlands area office or call 02 4887 8244. 

Closed areas: Toorooroo campground closed due to damage
Toorooroo campground is closed due to fire and flood damage. Please check back for updates.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: 12 Mile Road closed
The 12 Mile Road from George Boyd lookout to Main Road 92 is closed due to flood damage
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Closed areas: Tianjara fire trail
Tianjara fire trail is closed. Please do not enter the closed area.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.



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