The only waterfall in the Hills Shire, the Darling Mills Cascades in the Bidjigal Reserve is formed by Darling Mills Creek tumbling over a series of rock ledges.
Named after a steam-driven flour mill built in 1823 by John Raine at North Rocks, Darling Mills Creek is one of the two main tributaries of the Upper Parramatta River. It drains the north and north-east parts of the catchment, along with Hunts Creek. The waterfall is best viewed after rain, or it may be just a trickle of water.
Getting to Darling Mills Cascades
The cascades are next to the Murri-Yanna Track, a firetrail which follows Darling Mills Creek. It can be easily accessed from a few different trailheads, including the start of the Murri-Yanna Track at the end of Heidi Place (West Pennant Hills). A very short side track leads to the rock platform at the top of the falls, and a short scramble takes you to the base of the waterfall. You can also visit these falls as part of a longer Waterfall Walk through Bidjigal Reserve.
More information on Darling Mills Cascades
- The Hills Shire Council – Bidjigal Reserve Map [PDF]
- The Hills Shire Council – Waterfall Walk [PDF]