Belmore Falls

Morton National Park, New South Wales, Australia

About Belmore Falls

Hiking Distance: almost roadside; 1.8km round trip (via Hindmarsh Lookout Track)
Suggested Time: 30-60 minutes (if doing the Hindmarsh Lookout Track)

Date first visited: 2006-11-07
Date last visited: 2006-11-07

Waterfall Latitude: -34.63976
Waterfall Longitude: 150.55907

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Belmore Falls left Julie and I ooh-ing and ahh-ing as we were totally taken off guard with its majestic two-tiered plunge.

During our drought-stricken November 2006 visit to Southeastern Australia, we were not only pleasantly surprised by its flow, but we also didn’t expect this waterfall to be so tall (about 100m).

Belmore_Falls_019_11062006 - Belmore Falls
Belmore Falls

This was especially considering that there seemed to be so little fanfare concerning this waterfall according to our pre-trip research.

Adding to the waterfall’s impressiveness, we also enjoyed a nice meat pie picnic while gazing at the falls.

Indeed, it was simply a relaxing and pleasant experience all around as we were taking a break from the driving as we were going from Wollongong to Canberra through the Illawarra and Southern Highlands Region.

Experiencing Belmore Falls

We were able to get the views you see on this page from a pair of lookouts (see directions below).

One of them was named the Hindmarsh Lookout.

I didn’t recall the other lookout had a name, and I couldn’t recall which one was which.

Belmore_Falls_027_11062006 - More direct view of Belmore Falls from the other lookout
More direct view of Belmore Falls from the other lookout

Both yielded similar views of the falls with the only different being the viewing angle (one was more straight on than the other).

In any case, there was some limited parking nearby each lookout.

So for all intents and purposes, this was a look-but-don’t-touch roadside waterfall.

That said, I didn’t recall there were obvious ways to get close to each waterfall, but then again, we were sufficiently content with the overlooks that we didn’t really try to look for such hikes to extend our visit.

According to the park literature, the Hindmarsh Lookout Track was said to be 1.8km return.

However, we might have cheated as the lookouts were close enough to the park road for us to consider it roadside.

I guess we were technically supposed to hike the track to get to the lookouts.


Belmore Falls resides in the Morton National Park near Robertson in New South Wales. It is administered by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.

Belmore_Falls_004_11062006 - Our first look at Belmore Falls
Belmore_Falls_005_11062006 - A more zoomed in look at the satisfying Belmore Falls
Belmore_Falls_024_11062006 - View of Belmore Falls from the other overlook
Belmore_Falls_028_11062006 - Just focused in on the upper tier of Belmore Falls

Belmore Falls is situated in Morton National Park between Fitzroy Falls and Carrington Falls.

We came from Carrington Falls, where took the Illawarra Highway (Hwy 48) west towards the town of Robertson. Then, we took a left onto Merryla St, then turned right onto South St before turning left onto Belmore Falls Rd. We then followed this road another 7.7km to a signed turnoff on the left. That turnoff was a one-way road that looped past both overlooks before rejoining the Belmore Falls Rd.

Coming from the other direction from Fitzroy Falls, take Pearsons Rd east for about 9km to the turnoff on the right for Belmore Falls Rd. Then, follow Belmore Falls Rd for about 5.5km southeast towards the signposted one-way spur loop mentioned above. One thing to keep in mind about the Belmore Falls Rd just west of the one-way spur loop road was that there was a concrete ford between the upper and lower tiers of the falls. Thus, there could be the possibility that this road might not be passable if the falls was in flood.

For context, Belmore Falls was 143km (2 hours drive) south of Sydney, 58km (about an hour drive) southwest of Wollongong, and 50km (under an hour drive) west of Kiama.

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