Summary: Rainbow Falls is a narrow waterfall, where the Macquarie Rivulet plunges into a narrow canyon.

The Macquarie Rivulet in Macquarie Pass National Park plunges down a narrow chute, forming a waterfall about eight metres in height.

Rainbow Falls on the Macquarie Rivulet

The river is divided by a small cluster of boulders and trees, before it converged again as it drops into the chute or canyon.

Rainbow Falls on the Clover Hill Trail

While there’s no way to walk to the base of the falls, the Macquarie Rivulet is popular for canyoning – so you may see people abseiling down the wall of the chute.

Getting to Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is reached via the Clover Hill Trail (off the Illawarra Highway), and is mostly easy walking along a disused forestry trail. The last few hundred metres is a narrow bushwalking track, which can get muddy and slippery after rain.

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