Hindmarsh Falls was an attractive series of cascades and pools before culminating in a 20-25m drop easily viewable from a lookout at the end of a short track. As you can see from the photo at the top of this page, there was a bit of color to this falls thanks to the underlying algae providing some greens and yellows to the scene. In fact, of all the waterfalls we've seen in the state of South Australia, Julie was partial to this one based on the color alone. Of course, that color wasn't present on our first visit back in November 2006 when it was one of the casualties of the severe drought that gripped much of the southeasern sections of the country for the better part of the decade.
From the car park (see directions below), we followed a well-developed concrete path descending for about 250m or so eventually terminating at an overlook with a direct top down view of the Hindmarsh Falls. It appeared from the evidence of the track continuing beyond the barricades that the base of the falls used to be accessible. But I suspect from erosion and the subsequent exposure to dropoffs (in addition to letting the area re-vegetate and stabilize), they've closed off that access over the years (it was even closed during our first visit). Nevertheless, our excursion only took around 10-15 minutes so it was a good place to stretch out and enjoy the scenery whilst making the drive between Adelaide and Victor Harbor.
From the roundabout in the heart of Victor Harbor (connecting Port Elliot Road, Hindmarsh Road, and Adelaide Road), we headed north on Adelaide Road (A13) for about 4.5km (becoming Victor Harbor Rd along the way) before turning left onto Hindmarsh Tiers Rd.
We then followed Hindmarsh Tiers Rd for about 8.5km before turning left onto Hindmarsh Falls Rd (there was a sign pointing the way to the waterfall at this junction). We then followed the Hindmarsh Falls Rd to its end at about 1.3km away from the junction. The last kilometre or so was unsealed.
Overall, it took us around 15-20 minutes to make this drive from the coastline at Victor Harbor.
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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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Cedar Creek Falls Jan 2008
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Hopkins Falls at full flow
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Hindmarsh Falls in full flow
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Dangars Falls - Great When Wet
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Mongrel Bastards Mountain Bike Club
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Whoever penned the last sentence hadn't been there for some time. Signs on the most important intersection aren't apparent which cost me about 10 minutes, and another sign was overgrown with foxglove...[more]