Just downstream of the less-impressive Little Falls, Babbage Falls is a signposted waterfall along Moores Creek, just a few metres off the Little Digger Track. The waterfall was named after Eden Herschel Babbage. Babbage (1843-1924), who is regarded as ‘The Father of Roseville’ for his role in developing a series of tracks through the area (formerly known as Roseville Park). An informal lookout provides a view of the top of the waterfall, and the pool below.
To get a better view of the falls, there is a rough track down to the creek, downstream of the falls. You can walk to the end of a long overhang to get up close to the waterfall. (This is good fun for kids – just make they don’t fall in!)
You can also clamber across the creek to get a view of the front of the falls.
Getting to Babbage Falls
The waterfall is along the Little Digger Track, about 450m from the end of Carnarvon Road in East Lindfield (you’ll pass Little Falls on the way). This is a pleasant bushwalk that descends along Moores Creek and meets the Two Creeks Track. There is a sign pointing to a vantage point near the top of the falls.
Continue another 50m downhill, to find a rough track that takes you to the base of the falls.
Moores Creek waterfalls
The waterfalls along Moore Creek include (from the western end of the track) include:
- Llewellin Falls
- Carlyle Falls
- Little Falls
- Babbage Falls