We literally went chasing waterfalls…
Yesterday, I went for a drive back to Beechmont. I’ve written an earlier post about the hidden waterfall at the reserve, but recently decided to once again try for the heart-shaped pool at Killarney Glen. Unfortunately, there have been a few deaths there (due to reckless swimmers) and the military occasionally use the area for defense practice purposes, so it was closed. While it was obvious that people just crawl under the fence and continue on, we decided not to risk it and headed to Binna Burra, the national park nearby. Yet again, our plans were foiled as Cyclone Debbie had ruined the area we wanted to hike, so it was closed to let the area recover. Finally, we managed to find an open track and decided to walk it, despite it being a rather long walk.
For lunch, we took some mixed veggies and a spinach and fetta tear-apart loaf. I’m definitely going to buy some trail mix next time, as the last kilometre was rough with a bit of a sugar-crash happening!
WATERFALL REVIEW: Bellumjui Falls
In order to reach these waterfalls, you need to hike for two or so hours into Binna Burra National Park. If you do all three lookouts, you end up walking a round trip of nearly ten kilometres. It’s not a difficult walk (minimal stairs!!) but it’s long. Definitely take water/food.
The waterfall is incredibly tall… it’s got two levels to it, and you need to crane your neck to see the top. The water cascades down the rock wall and you can sit on a jutting rock from the wall under the water. It’s a cold shock at first but incredibly refreshing after the walk. The water gathers in a small pool before continuing down a boulder-y creek.
This waterfall is relatively secluded. You will see a few other hikers but as it’s a longer walk, people are less likely to visit these falls/ less likely to visit later in the day. We started walking around 11.30/12pm and got back around 4.30/5pm, allowing for breaks and a swim.
I would recommend a reasonable level of fitness for this track, and I think the waterfall is worth the walk. I wore my togs there but you can change behind a tree or something if you so wish…
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