The beautiful Westmorland Falls were recognised as a major attraction in earlier editions of the Lonely Planet Guide. The track, which offers an easy 2 hour return walk, is largely unknown, to be enjoyed by the mildly adventurous who don’t mind a little rough going at times. Unspoiled rainforest surrounds the high, magnificent cascade of Westmorland Falls, as well as a series of smaller cascades in the surrounding area.
For those who have visited Westmorland Falls in the past, this will be a new experience. Severe flooding in January 2011 and again in June 2016 caused a lot of changes; tracks needed to be re-routed and viewing platforms repaired/replaced by Parks and Wildlife, allowing access to the creek. If you have been there before, you will certainly be amazed at the changes wrought by nature. The falls have been cleared by the rushing waters, revealing many fossils, and the little creek below the falls has been transformed into a wide, deep, boulder-strewn riverbed.
How to get to Westmorland Falls
From Mole Creek, travel about 6 km south along Caveside Road to a T-junction. Go right into Wet Cave Road, which is unsealed. The Wet Cave reserve is soon reached straight ahead and you take the left turn and continue on until you reach a small car park on the right with a sign ‘Mole Creek Karst Conservation Area’ and ‘Westmorland Falls’. Large rocks mark the track entrance. About 10 minutes’ drive from Mole Creek.