You’ll be imagining you’re in a fairytale as Kyra shares her secret picnic spot atop Belmore Falls. Hidden in the forests of Robertson, NSW, Belmore Falls offers spectacular views and secluded swimming holes.


We acknowledge that this adventure is located on the traditional Country of the Wodi Wodi people who have occupied and cared for the lands, waters, and their inhabitants for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

Quick Overview

Belmore Falls is located two hours south of Sydney in the stunning Morton National Park. Enjoy the 1.8km forest walk from each lookout.

This should take around 30 minutes but can be easily made into a day out by bathing in the natural rainforest beauty and taking a dip at one of the many swimming spots.

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About Belmore Falls

Belmore Falls can either be a quick stop over while exploring the Southern Highlands or the perfect place for a relaxing summer day full of spectacular views and native flora.

At the top of the falls, there are multiple swimming spots in the Barrengarry Creek and a lookout to the 130-metre drop waterfall below. Enjoy forest bathing and the serenity of the lush Robertson rainforests.


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Belmore Falls History

Belmore Falls is located on Dharawal Country and the landscape in the area has great significance in Aboriginal dreaming. You can learn more about this at Fitzroy Falls Information Centre.

Belmore Falls was only found in colonial history around the late 19th century and were then named after Somerset Lowry-Corry (Lord Belmore).

How to Get to Belmore Falls

Belmore Falls is a two-hour drive from Sydney and 15 minutes from the nearest town of Roberston, where it can be accessed along Belmore Falls Road. This narrow, winding dirt road can be accessed by 2WD but it may be difficult in wet weather with potential pot holes.

Where to Stay Near Belmore Falls

If you’re after a budget accommodation option, Carrington Falls Campground is a 20-minute drive from the falls with toilets and picnic tables provided.

If you’re after a more luxurious holiday, there are a number of AirBnBs in the area to choose from.


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Where to Eat Belmore Falls

A 15 minute drive out of the rainforest to the nearest town, Robertson, will bring you to the famous Robertson Pie Shop on the Illawarra Highway.

This bakery has been making pies since 1961 and is a well-known spot to stop while travelling through the Southern Highlands.

Skill Level


No experience is needed to enjoy the beautiful views on offer along the formed path, however the top of Belmore Falls is a little more difficult to access as this track isn’t maintained and can become slippery.

After heavy rain the falls may not be accessible at all as the creek crossing at the top of the falls can be dangerous to drive through.


Belmore Falls: A Secluded Waterfall Looking Over the Picturesque Kangaroo Valley, Kyra Mckinnon, people hiking in rainforest, morton national park

Duration / Distance

1.8km / 30-40 minutes walk

Essential Gear

  • Sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • Swimmers!
  • Alternatively, a raincoat if you choose to explore the lush rainforest after rain!

What it’s Like to Visit Belmore Falls

When arriving from the northern entrance along Belmore Falls Road you’ll come to a ford crossing Barrengarry Creek. You can pull over here and walk up to the fence to view the falls from above. Be extremely careful here as it can get slippery on the rocks near the edge.

If you’re lucky enough to visit the waterfall on a hot day, you can have a dip in the freshwater pools further upstream. Surrounded by rainforest, native flora, and the peaceful sounds of birds, you get the feeling of a real-life fairytale.


Belmore Falls: A Secluded Waterfall Looking Over the Picturesque Kangaroo Valley, Kyra Mckinnon


Driving further along, you’ll come to a car park and picnic area where the walking track begins. You can look out over the lush rainforest to Kangaroo Valley below at Hindmarsh Lookout.

Continue walking further along the signposted track and arrive at the final lookout with views back to the magnificent Belmore Falls itself.

Choose your own adventure and either take in the stunning views from the escarpment as a quick stopover or make a day out of it by exploring hidden swimming spots and bathing in the natural rainforest!

Tips for Visiting Belmore Falls

  • Be careful at the viewing area at the top of the falls near Barrengarry Creek crossing as it’s exposed and the rocks are slippery
  • If you’re a keen photographer, bring your camera!

Belmore Falls FAQs

Where is Belmore Falls located?

Belmore Falls is located near Robertson in Morton National Park, NSW.

How do you get to Belmore Falls?

Belmore Falls is a short 15-minute drive from Robertson NSW.

When is Belmore Falls open?

Belmore Falls is open all year round although it may be difficult to access after heavy rain.

Can you get to the bottom of the falls?

Unfortunately, the official track to get to the bottom of Belmore Falls is now closed.

Can you swim at Belmore Falls?

You can swim at the top of Belmore Falls at the upper side of the Barrengarry Creek crossing.

Do you need a 4WD to get to Belmore Falls?

You can get to Belmore Falls in a 2WD in dry weather.


Feature photo thanks to Destination NSW