Summary: A small but picturesque cascade in Blackheath, Taylor Fall is above Horseshoe Falls along Popes Glen Creek. You can cool off in the shallow pool at the base of the falls.

Along Popes Glen Creek upstream of the very tall Horseshoe Falls, is the not-so-tall Taylor Fall. Named after Reverend Robert Taylor (an Anglican clergyman who migrated to Australia in 1854), the waterfall has also been known as the Govetts Cascade and Fairy Pool.

The small but picturesque waterfall cascades into a small pool; you could swim here on a warm day, although Popes Glen Creek suffers from urban run off – so it’s best to avoid the water for a few days after it has rained. (Further upstream is Boyds Beach, a deeper swimming hoel along the same creek.)

Getting to Taylor Fall

Taylor Fall is right next to Popes Glen Track in Blackheath, and just above the junction with the Pulpit Rock Track which crosses the creek below the the falls.

If you’re walking along the Pulpit Rock Track between Govetts Leap and Pulpit Rock, you’ll see the waterfall as you cross the creek. It’s about 0.7km one-way from Govetts Leap Lookout, which is at the end of Govetts Leap Road in Blackheath. The very easy and enjoyable Pope Glen and Braeside Walk Loop (9.2km) also passes this waterfall; you can start this loop walk from Govetts Leap Lookout if driving, or from Blackheath station if using public transport.

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