Upper Kalimna Falls are the less impressive of the Kalimna’s, but worth visiting nonetheless. Just 2km further on from Lower Kalimna Falls, the trek begins from the Sheoak Picnic Area (pictured below).
Here, the track becomes thinner, though still quite muddy if there’s been recent rainfall. The sunny day I had been experiencing was beginning to take a turn, so I hurried along.
The track then became even thinner, and I had to take extra care to avoid slipping.
After a short while, a glimpse of Upper Kalimna Falls peeked through the trees.
The muddy path turned into a leafy-covered mess that was extremely slippery. This has obviously been an issue in the past, with rubber laid on this section to try and provide grip. However, it wasn’t very effective. I recommend wearing appropriate footwear. Luckily, I was wearing my Hunter gumboots which are not only waterproof, but also have ribbed soles for extra grip.
The final leg of this walk is on a wooden boardwalk covered with metal mesh to help prevent slipping. This boardwalk goes right up to a dead-end where there is a viewing platform for the falls.
Droplets of rain began to seep from the sky, so I quickly snapped a shot of the falls and made my way hastily back to the carpark. I didn’t beat the rain, though, and ended up being caught in it. Thankfully, I had my Kathmandu raincoat and thick yellow raincoat from Bunnings to keep me and my gear dry. Read more about them/what to take on a waterfall adventure here.
|Last visit||September 2017|
|Start / Finish||Sheoak Falls Picnic Area (lower carpark)|
|Unsealed Roads||Yes, average condition but manageable in 2WD|
|Walking distance||8.5km return (Lower Falls on the way) extremely muddy after rainfall, gumboots recommended|
|Difficulty||Moderate (easy but far distance)|
|Facilities||Toilets, Picnic Tables and Shelter at Sheoak Picnic Area|
|Lat & Long||38.5618° S, 143.9090° E|
|Nearby||Lower Kalimna Falls, Henderson Falls, Won Wondah Falls, Phantom Falls|
|Watercourse||Part of Little Sheoak Creek|