Bangalore Falls is a truly extraordinary destination within the easily accessible, yet ruggedly beautiful Bindarri National Park. Just a short walk along an easy grade and you find: impressive waterfall views from the lookout; easy waterfall access; and, great places for a picnic. This is the perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of town life.
It’s an easy walk from the car park to the cascading waterfall and lookout from which you can catch glimpses of the Bangalore Gorge. Wander back to the picnic area along the gentle walking track, and take the time to appreciate the awe-inspiring majestic old growth trees that escaped the former logging activities in the park.
There are great opportunities for a refreshing swim in the many shimmering pools. Let yourself truly unwind as you enjoy a peaceful picnic under the trees with the sound of the waterfalls and bird calls in the distance. If you’re patient and quiet enough, you may even get to glimpse a Lyrebird scratching through the forest bed.
In fact, for those interested in flora and fauna, there are some fascinating features to this forest. Cabbage tree palms, which are unusual at this altitude, are a significant element, and remarkably this is one of the few locations where they occur next to hoop pines. Some of the wildlife that hikers may spot along the way include the Golden-eyed Giant Barred Frog, the Giant Panda Snail, and, at dusk, the Large-footed Fishing Bat.
Difficulty RatingGrade 4
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Bangalore Falls walking track - Alternate 1
Climb up Jersey Bull Rd and return via Pine Rd – this breathtaking walk is an 8km loop (3 hours - medium/hard grade) that takes you from almost sea level to a height of 700 metres.
Difficulty RatingGrade 3
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Bangalore Falls walking track - Alternate 2
If you’re looking for a longer walk follow Bangalore Rd to Loundens Rd and then onto Urumbilum Creek Rd, returning along Range Rd – an easy grade of approximately 8.5km.