At 700 metres above sea level, Kelvin Falls receives an average of 650 mm of (predominantly Summer) rainfall per year. The property as it is today is 790 hectares (or about 2000 acres), and is made up of soil types which vary from the clay loam at the front paddocks to the sandy granite in the hills.  The country is mostly ironbark, gum and stringybark open rangeland, typical of New England Granite land types. There are three creeks on Kelvin Falls which merge into one to form Lord John Swamp Creek. These are seasonal creeks and usually flow for about six months of year.

 

There are four water falls on these creeks which the property is named after. Albert Falls can be accessed with a 2wd vehicle and is located near the pine trees on the creek flats. Albert was thought to be an indigenous elder and possibly one of the last remaining traditional owners of the land south of Warwick – which is now known as Elbow Valley and Wildash.

A short (1.5km) hike upstream of Albert Falls you will find a series of waterfalls known as the Top Falls.

The Gap Falls (or Cicada Falls) is a 4.5km hike or short 4wd drive and is one of the best spots for camping or a picnic.

 

 

The Land