A couple of kilometres
before the Meander Falls car park, Smoko Road is passed on the right.
A few kilometres up the road is the start of the Chasm Falls
track and the Mother Cummings Peak track. Immediately at the start
of the track, Smoko Creek must be negotiated. At first look the
creek would be impassable after heavy rain. As such care must be
taken if heavy rain in imminent to ensure a safe return trip.
There is now a new footbridge over Mother Cummings Rivulet at the start
of the walk to Chasm Falls (2020)
After a few hundred metres
a clearing is reached where a track can be seen heading off to the left.
The track is not the Chasm Falls track but heads down to Mother Cummings
Rivulet to a
series of cascades. Another track is across the rivulet which
heads to Charlie Nutting Camp - another 45 minutes upstreem. Worth the 30 minutes or so return trip!
The Chasm Falls track
continues up a well defined old logging road. The road zig zags up
for about a kilometre where a clearing is reached. Here
signs show the way to the walks. The day we visited the signs had
fallen down and were in a state of disrepair. An alternative track
heads to the right to Smoko Falls and Mother Cummings Peak (south).
The walk can only be
described as one of the ultimate pristine walks through rainforest
beside the crystal clear waters of Mother Cummings Rivulet. It was difficult
to find information on this walk.
2 to 2 1/2 hours return on
a well defined easy track. However, the temptation is to take
numerous pictures along the way. We visited in late Autumn with
large amounts of fungi providing a colour spectacle. See the
Log crossing high above
the chasm taken from the top of the falls. Relatively dangerous
and not for the timid! The log has since been removed for safety reasons