A short drive of around 15 kilometres from Victor Harbor will take you to a quite spectacular waterfall, and now, after all the winter and spring rainfall, is the best time to see it.
Hindmarsh Tiers Road runs off the main Victor Harbor to Adelaide road and from this, the Hindmarsh Falls Road is signposted to show the way to the falls.
This road is dirt and apart from the odd pot hole to look for, it is easy enough to take a conventional car down. A picnic area comes into view with one sheltered table and a couple more in the open, but if you continue past this area, the road leads to a small car parking area.
From here a path leads to steps which take you gradually down to see the cascading falls. At the time we visited you could hear the falls well before you can even catch a glimpse of them through the scrub, as they wind their way down and over rocks and pools.
The steps down are quite easy to take and there are a couple of viewing spots between the trees along the way. The whole length of the walk is only around 200 metres return from the carpark and there is a handrail to hold onto for help on the way back up if you need it.
The falls are fed by the Hindmarsh River catchment area between Mt Cone and Spring Mount and the flow continues through to Victor Harbor and out to the sea via the Hindmarsh Estuary.
Take a quick detour to see the powerful Hindmarsh Falls next time you’re in the Victor Harbor vicinity.