as famous as Frenchman's, it is just south of it, and it is just as much fun as the
It is shorter than
as easy except the river
crossings (just like the Frenchman's, at least in the late
Dry), and just like Frenchman's, it
crosses two rivers - Wenlock and Pascoe.
- I have been contacted by Chuulangun Aboriginal people saying that you need
to seek permission to do this track. While I am finding
out I do not recommend
you to do this track.
Its western end is on the Telegraph
Road, a twenty-ish kilometres south of Batavia Downs.
It is mostly a level and
easy track, with a couple of exceptions, but definitely
easier than the Old
After starting off cruisy and level in the western end,
... a bit
later there are a few
That continues on and off but mostly
very easy, at least in the late Dry season.
Then you come to the first river crossing - Wenlock River.
Unlike Wenlock on Frenchman's,
where it is a short crossing,
... on the Falls Track the
crossing of this river is very wide.
It is easy in the late Dry season, just rocky,
... but early in the season a lot of the area is under water.
After you climb out after crossing it, the Falls track gets level and
Bit muddy in places,
where you can see how boggy it is early in the Dry,
... and sandy in other places,
... until you come to Pascoe,
and unlike the Pascoe River crossing on Frenchmans, this is an easy
you come to a junction to Frenchie's, and an old camping site,
... before the track widens, and comes out on the road to Lockhart
River, Portland Roads and Iron Range.
The pics above have been
taken in the late Dry - the Falls Track, (like everything
else), will be very different - a lot wetter - early in the season.
- I have been contacted by Chuulangun Aboriginal people saying that you
now must seek permission to do this track. Details will be
in the Destination
Guide as soon as I find out. Before that I do not recommend you to do this
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