Starting from the Tolmer Falls Carpark, Litchfield Park, this walk takes you to two different lookouts near the Tolmer Falls via a singular sealed track, exploring the eucalypt forest of Litchfield NP along the way. Expect a wonderful, slick waterfall that plunges cascades down a rock face and plunges into a deep green pool. There are two lookouts that are both wheelchair accessible and have different points of view. The upper one gives you an unexpectedly panoramic view over the surrounding greenery whilst the lover one lets you see the picturesque waterfall in all its glory. Come after some decent rainfall to see the Tolmer Falls at its best. The ease of access and the bang-for-buck aspect of the walk tends to charm many people, so avoid peak hours to have a more secluded experience. 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.
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 left onto Batchelor Road and drive for another 6.2 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 and drive for another 6.6 km
Turn left onto Litchfield Park Road and drive for another 49.8 km
Turn left onto Tolmer Falls Road and drive for another 540 m
Continue and drive for another 15 m
Keep left and drive for another 25 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Tolmer Falls Carpark, head towards the 3 thick metal poles serving as a bollard along the car park. Pass through the gap in between, then head along the paved track as you move directly away from the car park. Follow the said track as it meanders towards the waterfall to continue along Tolmer Falls Lookouts Track.....
Directions & comments
Find the Tolmer Falls Parking at the start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 80 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the upper lookout where you can get panoramic southerly views as mentioned in the description. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 85 m veer right.
After another 190 m come to a sign.
After another 10 m cross the bridge
After another 40 m come to "Tolmer Falls Lookout".
About 125 m past the end is "Tolmer Falls".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 420 m to get back to the start.
This little side trip takes you to the upper lookout where you can get panoramic southerly views as mentioned in the description.
Directions & comments
After another 85 m come to "Tolmer Falls Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 85 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tolmer Falls Lookouts
Smooth & flat
20 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)