NOTE: The Westmoreland
Falls track was washed away after 30cm of rain fell on the slopes of The
Great Western Tiers in a few hours on 14th January 2011.
THE TRACK HAS NOW BEEN REOPENED
Our search for West
Moreland Falls started at Mole Creek where you can
find a huge map depicting the attractions of the Great Western Tiers.
The sign is permanent and most helpful as it clearly indicates any
destination you may choose plus times and grades of walks. See image
The start of the track can
be found towards the end of Wet Cave Road. Follow Caveside Road
from near the information centre at Mole Creek for a few kilometres to a
T junction. Wet Cave Road heads off to the right and is unsealed.
The Wet Cave reserve is soon reached straight ahead. Take the left
turn at the Wet Caves reserve entrance and continue past the last farm
on the right avoiding the right
turn to the farm. A small car park
is on the right another few hundred metres further on up a slight rise next to a "Karst Conservation Area" sign where
the track starts. The
track is not signposted. The track follows the back fence of the
farm for the first kilometre or so then turns left and follows the creek
Westmoreland Falls track
is currently under track maintenance.
The track is most amazing with forests of silver barked dogwood rising
out of an area of sinkholes near the start of the walk then on to
the tallest of ferns and trees reaching skyward from the depths of a
most exquisite rainforest. The track then follows the stream most of the
way and crossing it in a number of places. It is a true gem of a
walk. Upon discovering a number of very pretty cascades one would
have thought that we had reached our destination but we continued on a
little further before it was apparent that we had found
The area might better be
named "The Westmoreland Cascades". There are several smaller
cascades in and around the falls. A superb grotto of small
streams, falls and pristine forest.
One hour each way on a
very well marked track.
There are three creek
crossings across fairly slippery logs needing a considerable amount of
Otherwise the track is quite easy.
Guide to The Great Western
Tiers at Mole Creek