On the weekend hiked from Blencoe Falls lookout area on western side, down into the junction of Blencoe Creek and Herbert River. One hour hike, 400 metre altitude descent, about 1 km distance, on a rough track. Set up overnight camp. Then explored up Blencoe Creek to base of the bottom falls, about one hour hike rock hopping, spectacular scenery. Looked for future options to get up onto middle shelf below top falls (next trip). Next day hiked / rock hopping upstream in Herbert River Gorge for 2 hours, past the HV powerlines crossing the gorge (longest span in Southern Hemisphere I am told), good river and gorge scenery. Back to camp, pack up, then the tortuous one hour climb back up the foot track to our cars. Then drive around to start of the great walk on eastern side , hike thirty minutes to top of the top falls on eastern side, then drop into the creek above the falls, for awesome veiws of the falls and downstream. A very good two day trip. Be better as a three day trip. Good camping in the gorge.
To get to the foot track, just before the main lookouts there is a rough vehicle track on the right, this goes to the edge of the escarpment and start of the foot track that descends the ridge line closet to the Herbert River. Room for several cars to park here. The foot track is well worn (visible on google earth), very steep with loose surface.