The first track directly to the base of Terrace Falls was the zigzag track from carpark 2 built in 1892 by Thomas Gallagher for the sum of 14 pounds. The Historic stone staircase is representative of construction of the time and holds up well today, being the safest and quickest route. Other tracks were built up to 1938 joining Bedford Pool area, Picnic Point and Willawong Pool to Terrace Falls and Victor Falls.
Address: Terrace falls road Hazelbrook. Just drive as far as you can and find somewhere to safely leave your car without blocking the gate and start walking down the firetrail.
Distance: Its about a ten minute walk to the start of the trackhead from the gate at terrace falls road. Here there is a sign and a map telling you… Victor falls return walk: 1km – 20 minutes (easy) Terrace Falls return walk: 2km – 1 hour (medium) Picnic Point return walk: 2.6km – 80 mins (medium) Bedford Pool return walk: 3km – 90 mins (medium) But as you can see on the map there are other things to be seen in the reserve, some marked on the map and some not so much.. Returning via the main fire trail should shorten your return trip if you make it that far into the walk.
Alternate map from Openstreetmaps.
Terrace falls reserve is an amazing place to spend the day, Just as many waterfalls as the popular Lawson track with a fraction of the people! Some of the waterfalls are small like this one at Salote Pool but certainly no less beautiful.
I do like a pretty fire trail. This is the entrance in from terrace falls road, at the end of baths road, which is probably the easiest and quickest way to the start of the walks and the Heron place entrance which might be a little further and a bit of a downhill trek. (and more importantly quite the uphill trek when your done!)
Keep an eye out for a sign to Adams lookout.. It’s a decent 20-30 minute walk up but well worth it with some stunning views!
and finally we make it to the beautiful Victor falls.
The soaring cliffs and overhanging rocks of picnic point.
There are a few great places to stop off for a quick dip. This one is Willawong pool, just past Picnic point and no more then 2 feet deep in any place. Perfect for the little ones. Bedford pool was deep enough for a real swim and just as gorgeous!
Some of these creek crossings are interesting. As in slippery and stumbly interesting. Good shoes with decent grip and preferably water proof ones for when you finally fall in the creek are definitely recommended.
Pyramid Falls…. at least I think so. Actually I am fairly sure. Yes lets call it Pyramid falls.
Signs like this confuse more then help a person who is as easily lost as i am. Oh and a tip for this walk.. If you find yourself unsure of if you are still on the path, you might very well not be. The path is relatively clear through the whole walk. If you cant see where the track continues.. is it possible it crosses a creek? I missed a creek crossing and then somehow got it in to my head that I needed to climb down terrace falls to continue on to the track. When I decided I was wrong, climbing back up was not too fun!
Terrace falls. Just Stunning!
An absolutely amazing day out in a gorgeous location with lots of water to keep the water obsessed puppy happy!