Viewed from the botttom of waterfall after rain, Gordon Falls is pretty spectacular… but it’s not so easy to see from the top of the cliffs, and Gordon Creek can be just a trickle of water after long dry periods. It’s also not the easiest waterfall to reach or to photograph from the bottom.. but it does make an impressive sight if you’re prepared to make the trek to the base of the falls, after there’s been some rain.
The water tumbles from a height of about 50 metres in the main drop, and at the bottom are some smaller, picturesque cascades.
At the very bottom is a shallow pool…
…before the creek cascades out of sight further down the valley (Gordon Creek eventually flows into Leura Falls Creek, and then into the Kedumba River).
Getting to Gordon Falls
To see the falls from the top, head to the Gordon Falls Lookout, which is a very short walk from the junction of Lone Pine Avenue and Olympian Parade in Leura.
Getting to the base of the falls is about a 6km return bushwalk, with the shortest route being the Federal Pass from Cliff Drive, which descends to the bottom of the valley via Fern Bower. Turn onto the rough Lindeman Pass track, which passes Leura Falls before reaching Gordon Falls. The Lindeman Pass track passes underneath the waterfall; to see the entire waterfall, scramble down the side of the creek (on the eastern side).