Summary: Lower Gledhill Falls is a spectacular waterfall, where McCarrs Creek is forced through a narrow chute and plunges into a small pool far below.

Although not as popular as the Upper Gledhill Falls, the Lower Gledhill Falls are far more spectacular. McCarrs Creek plunges vertically through a narrow chute, into a pool far below.

Lower Gledhill Falls

Reaching the top of the falls is not too difficult, although there isn’t a formal trail. The route follows the edge of McCarrs Creek downstream. Some scrambling is required to reach the top of the waterfall, where the creek is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks. Sheer cliffs surround the pool at the bottom of the falls.

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The waterfall can also be seen from McCarrs Creek Road, opposite the end of the Chiltern Trail.

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Above the main falls, there are multiple smaller cascades along the creek. There’s also few wide and calm sections where you could go for a swim (although getting into the water can be a bit tricky in some places).

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Below the falls there are some more smaller cascades along the creek.

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More information on Lower Gledhill Falls

The walk to the top of the falls is an off-track walk. You don’t need any navigation skills as you’re following the creek, but it’s not suitable for young children and a bit of scrambling is required. Getting to the bottom of the falls requires some serious scrambling (and ideally some rope) if you are approaching from the top of the waterfall.

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