Starting near the Allenvale Carpark on Allenvale Road, this walk follows a track along the Saint George River leading to Phantom Falls and back. The path to the falls starts past a few houses and fields, following along the luscious river bank and then up through the forest. The diverse scenery, the lush nature and the wonderful Pantom Falls are all highlights of this walk. Many birds can be seen and heard, and wild kangaroos can also be spotted grazing through the trees along the way. The best time to see the falls in full flow is during winter and autumn, as they can dry up in summer. The trail can get quite muddy and slippery, and appropriate footwear is recommended. The last section has a steep 500m uphill climb, but seeing the waterfall up close makes the effort worthwhile. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.