The second waterfall along the Clover Hill Trail bushwalk, Mulangong Falls in Macquarie Pass National Pass cascades over a number of near-vertical rock tiers, before plunging into a small pool.
Partly surrounded by fern-covered cliffs, there is easy access to the water and you can swim at the base of the falls (although continue to the last waterfall for the best swimming hole).
The Macquarie Rivulet flows year-round, but if it hasn’t rained for a while, the waterfall may be split into two segmented streams.
Getting to Mulangong Falls
Rainbow Falls is reached via the Clover Hill Trail (off the Illawarra Highway), which is mostly easy walking along a disused forestry trail as far as Rainbow Falls. The route then follows the Macquarie Rivulet upstream past three more waterfalls, but there is no marked track and some scrambling and route-finding is required.