Hindmarsh Falls

Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia

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Hindmarsh Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Hindmarsh Falls was another casualty of the great drought during our visit to South Australia in November 2006. As you can see from the photo above, there was only a sliver of trickling stream left of a rock face that would have made this a 20-25m tall waterfall. By the way, that picture was taken from an overlook, and there were signs and railings that discouraged us from proceeding any further. It did look like the track used to keep going, and I'd imagine it would go all the way to the plunge pool by its bottom. Perhaps the old track caused erosion and instability in the cliffs, which might explain why they didn't let us go any further anymore.

From the car park, we followed a well-developed (i.e. concrete) 250m walking path that descended to the aforementioned overlook. Given the limited options we had (exacerbated by the low flow of the waterfall), we didn't have any reason to linger for too long. In fact, we barely spent 10 minutes here, including the walking and photo taking.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Hindmarsh Falls was about 70km south of the Adelaide CBD, where we based ourselves for our South Australia portion of the tripHindmarsh Falls was about 70km south of the Adelaide CBD, where we based ourselves for our South Australia portion of the trip
While we were driving around Adelaide as well as the Barossa Valley, we had to experience the wine country down here (said to be the Aussie version of Napa Valley)While we were driving around Adelaide as well as the Barossa Valley, we had to experience the wine country down here (said to be the Aussie version of Napa Valley)
Sign at the car park indicating we found the right placeSign at the car park indicating we found the right place

The unsealed car park at Hindmarsh FallsThe unsealed car park at the falls

Starting the short walk to the overlook of Hindmarsh FallsStarting the short walk to the overlook of the falls

Context of the Hindmarsh Falls when we first saw it from the overlookContext of the falls when we first saw it from the overlook

Focused in on the only part of Hindmarsh Falls that was most visibleFocused in on the only part of the falls that was most visible

The track ends here though it looked like it used to go furtherThe track ends here though it looked like it used to go further


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Victor Harbor, we headed north on Adelaide Road (A13) turning left onto Hindmarsh Valley Rd. Hindmarsh Valley Rd became Hindmarsh Tiers Rd after about 7km. About 1.3km past the junction of Hindmarsh Tiers Rd and Pambula Rd, the Hindmarsh Tiers Rd eventually junctioned with Waterfall Rd to the left. The car park for Hindmarsh Falls was on this turnoff.

For context, Victor Harbor was about 84km (over an hour drive) south of Adelaide.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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Hindmarsh Falls in full flow 
We went to Hindmarsh Falls today (13/7/09) and it was in full flow. The past couple of weeks we have had consistent rain, especially in the past 4 days …

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