Starting from the car park at the end of Chestermans Road off Cole Hill Road, Strathblane, this walk takes you to Adamsons Falls. Venture into the untamed wilderness to find Adamsons Falls, a hidden gem of a waterfall cascading 50 metres down a dolerite wall within a temperate rainforest amphitheatre. The walk begins by following a wide and flat trail through a regrowth forest. The trail gets narrower and wilder as it gradually climbs through the old-growth rainforest before a steep final ascent to the waterfall. Once at the falls, short side trails lead to several tiered sections, with the top and base offering the best views. This is a fairly challenging walk through muddy terrain with many natural obstacles, so waterproof hiking boots are recommended. The trail is very overgrown and may be hard to follow at times, so keep an eye out for the pink ribbons and orange markers on trees. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Hastings Caves Road, C636 then drive for 4.1 km
Turn right onto Hastings Caves Road, C635 and drive for another 6.6 km
Turn right onto Chestermans Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Chestermans Road off Cole Hill Road, Strathblane, head along the wide trail into the regrowth forest, passing a 'Southwest National Park | Adamsons Falls' sign followed by a 'Caution - Uneven surface | Muddy and slippery conditions' sign. Follow the Adamsons Falls Track ahead and continue the walk to Adamsons Falls.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Adamsons Falls Track & Chestermans Road Start heading along Adamsons Falls Track (a walking track).
After another 2.5 km come to "Adamsons Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.5 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 4 h
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
No facilities provided (5/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)