Woos Reserve car park
The Australian Capital Territory probably has less waterfalls for the given area than any other state or territory in Australia however this is the best of them. This walk can either be done from the Gibraltar Falls car park which has its own toilet facilities and picnic area and if starting from this point the walk is about 400meters return. The other option, which is where I recommend starting, is from Woods Reserve which is a large camp ground that also has extensive picnic and toilet facilities which makes this walk a little over 2km in length. Camping is allowed at Woods Reserve.
On entering the Woods reserve car park head in a clockwise direction until you come across the start to this walk in the top left corner of the reserve. Follow the marked trail up the valley crossing Gibraltar Creek. This is probably the only poorly marked area on the trail and if you are not paying attention it is very easy to miss the turn and keep on heading up the creek which isn’t where you want to be. Once over the creek the trail really only takes you in one direction and windings its way up the left hand side of the valley towards the falls. You again cross Gibraltar Creek (above the falls this time) before reaching the Gibraltar Falls car park. Have a read of the signage before taking the short walk down to the viewing platform for the falls. Once you have had you fill of the falls make your way back don to your vehicle at Wods Reserve.
This walk is reasonably easy and will take most people around an hour to complete. If you do this walk in mid spring you will have a reaonsable amount of flowering plants to provide some colour.
Walk start. The start is through this ‘tunnel’ which opens out very quickly
Trail Head sign
Gibraltar Creek crossing marker
Gibraltar Creek crossing
Up the formed stairs it
Crossing Gibraltar Creek above the falls
Warning sign above the falls. Keep away from the edge
Picnic area at Gibraltar Falls
Gibraltar Falls Picnic area and car park
Down to viewing platform
Google Maps to Gibraltar Falls start point. Head south from Canberra to Corin Road. This road will take you past the Square Rock car park and on to Corin Dam but the walk to this site is before either of those. This walk can be done either from the Gibraltar Falls car park or from Wood Reserve. This road is sealed but can be icy in mid winter
Approaching Woods Reserve
Woods Reserve turn off
This walk was undertaken by the team from Australian Hiker