Upper Portals to Confluence
Starting from Waterfall Creek Road, Maroon, this return walk takes you to the confluence of Yamaha and Mount Barney creeks via the Upper Portals track, following Yamaha Creek along the way. Note that you’ll need to have a 4WD vehicle to access the starting point. As you’re hiking along the creek bed, keep an eye out for different species of wildflowers including native orchids and formosa lilies. If you’re here in spring, expect to see heaps of them on your way to the confluence. You’ll have a chance to see lots of butterfly species as well. When you finally get to where the creeks conjoin, you’ll be welcomed by little waterfalls and deep rock pools that are secluded. Pack a lunch and have a little picnic after the swim to add to the experience. Watch out for snakes along the track and check the water before dipping in to be safe. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.