Two short walks starting at roughly the same place in Macquarie Pass National Park, on the escarpment inland from Kiama on the NSW South Coast. Both walks are through rainforest or similar vegetation. Macquarie Rivulet is reasonably scenic, and there is a swimmable pool up stream. Cascade Falls are a small but scenic waterfall accessed on a track starting on the other side of the Illawarra Highway. The water features on these walks are nice enough, but the rainforest vegetation is probably the highlight.
The Macquarie Rivulet Track is described on Beyond Tracks, and the Cascades Walk on the NPWS website. Both start next to the Illawarra Highway just before you climb up the escarpment (which is a nice drive by the way). We had track notes describing a loop from Macquarie Rivulet, but couldn’t work that out and just returned the way we came when the creek became unnavigable. The Cascades Walk is really straightforward.
Macquarie Rivulet & Cascades Tracks: The Scenery
As with the walk we did the next day (to Gerringong Falls), my photography did not deal very well with the glary overcast conditions…