Not to be confused with Wheeny Gap Falls, which is a little further upstream, Wheeny Gap Pool is a spectacular pool at the junction of Lagoon Creek and Wheeny Creek.
Although not the official name for this natural pool (it doesn’t have one), the deep pool makes a great swimming spot on a hot day. Unlike the Wheeny Gap Falls pool, there’s a large flat area where you can sit, and easy entry to the deep and large waterhole.
The beauty of Wheeny Gap Pool is not just the deep swimming hole, but the stunning location, with tall cliffs towering behind the waterfall.
Getting to Wheeny Gap Pool
The pool is reached via Wheeny Gap Falls, with the start of the bushwalking track about 6km along North Wheeny Gap Trail, a firetrail off Mountain Lagoon Road. The unsealed firetrail is a bit rough in spots and may require a 4WD after heavy rain or storms. The parking area is at just before the end of the firetrail (at -33.48512, 150.62317) and the bushwalking track starts a bit further down the firetrail on the right (at -33.48419, 150.62333). It may be marked by a cairn or a ribbon. The bushwalking track descends steeply down to Lagoon Creek.
Although the track gets less distinct along the creek, it continues first on the right-hand side, then crosses to the left-hand bank before reaching Wheeny Gap Falls.
From the pool at Wheeny Gap Falls, there’s an indistinct track along the right-hand side of Lagoon Creek. After a short (distance), the trail reaches a tall cliff and crosses to the left-hand side.
The walk is pleasant and very shaded, passing a few cascades and some some small pool before it reaches a wide rock platform where Lagoon Creek flows into the large pool on Wheeny Creek.
Return the same way – it’s about a 5km return walk (even though the map shows it being a bit less), and as all the trails are pretty rough, it’s best to allow a couple of hours..