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Waterfalls in Melbourne and Victoria for Family Visits

Victoria has a range of impressive waterfalls which will reward visitors. Some of the waterfalls are easily accessible and close to roads while other waterfalls require a walk, often passing through beautiful surroundings, to reach.

Melbourne Region

La La Falls, WarburtonLa La Falls in Warburton is accessible through tall Mountain Ash trees and lush tree ferns, before reaching the picturesque falls. There are stone bridges along the way. The track is 3.2km, 1.5 hrs return.

Olinda FallsOlinda Falls at Olinda has two viewing platforms. The upper platform is only about 350m walk from the car park. The Lower Falls is a further 140m down stream.

Sherbrooke FallsSherbrooke Falls at Sherbrooke in the Dandenongs is accessed by a 2.4 km, 1 hour return walk through an attractive landscape of tall Mountain Ash and tree ferns. The falls are most inspiring after rain when the swollen Sherbrooke Creek rushes over the rocks.

Wombelano Falls, KinglakeA 1.5km circuit walking track in the Kinglake National Park winds through forest with big old growth trees and leads to a viewing platform for Wombelano Falls

Mason Falls, KinglakeA 700m walk in Kinglake National Park leads to scenic views of Mason Falls and the gorge downstream. The falls flow down a big hill in a series of cascades. The falls are viewed from a viewing platform and it is not possible to walk to the base or top of the falls.

Dights Falls in Abbotsford is Melbourne's oldest industrial site, Dight's Ceres Mill. These are the only falls in inner Melbourne and they are not exactly spectacular, only being about two metres high. However, you can combine a visit to the falls with a walk around the Yarra Bend Park.

Central Region

Trentham FallsTrentham Falls at Trentham is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in Victoria, plunging some 32 metres over basalt columns. There are panoramic view of the falls from the viewing platform which is only 100m from the carpark.

Sailors FallsSailors Falls at Sailors Falls can be viewed from the road but the falls can be dry and certain times of the year. There is a path with steps which leads down to the bottom of the falls which you can even walk under.

Lal Lal FallsLal Lal Falls at Lal Lal are about 30m high are best after heavy rain. During prolonged dry periods the falls may not be flowing. A viewing platform provides clear views of the fall but there is no access to the bottom of the falls.

Visitors can enjoy scenic views of Turpins Falls at Langley from a lookout located a short walk from the carpark. A 20-30m tall waterfall drops into a pool of calm water.

West & South Gippsland region

Toorongo and Amphitheatre WaterfallsToorongo and Amphitheatre Waterfalls in Noojee can be seen as part of a loop walk with the larger Toorongo Falls having multiple streams running down a cliff. Amphitheatre Falls has a metal observation platform above the water to give a good view of the waterfall down the face of a big rock. The walk is about one hour.

Agnes Falls, Hazel ParkAgnes Falls at Hazel Park, at 59 m, are the highest single span falls in Victoria. After heavy rain the river falls as a spectacular cascade into the gorge. It is only a 200m walk from the car-park to a viewing area overlooking the falls.

North East Victoria

Woolshed FallsWoolshed Falls in Beechworth has a observation deck offering great views of the falls and the valley below. There is an excellent walk around the perimeter of the Falls that takes in some interesting features and mining diversions. It is also possible to clamber over the rocks at the top level of the falls.

Rollasons Falls, Mount Buffalo
Rollasons Falls at Mount Buffalo has an Upper Falls lookout and a Lower Falls and rock pool. Rollasons Falls Track is 4 km (1.5 hours return).

Eurobin Falls and Ladies Bath Falls, Mount BuffaloEurobin Falls and Ladies Bath Falls at Mount Buffalo is reached with a 1.5 km, 45 minutes return walk. The track climbs past the pretty Ladies Bath Falls and onto Lower Eurobin Falls. A steeper track continues up to the base of the Upper Falls.

North Central Victoria

Steavenson Falls, MarysvilleSteavenson Falls in Marysville is one of the tallest waterfalls in Victoria, with 5 cascades, a total descent of 122 metres, the last having a clear drop of more than 21 metres. The steep walk to the top of the falls and back takes approximately 40 minutes.

Cora Lynn Waterfall and Cumberland WaterfallTake the 4km Cumberland Walk near Marysville which takes you past the Cora Lynn Waterfall which is a cascading style waterfall, that can be viewed from stairs running beside the Falls or from the bottom of the Falls and Cumberland Waterfall where you can get views of the falls from a viewing platform.

Keppel Falls is one of the larger and more spectacular cascading waterfalls around Marysville and is reached by a 2km return walk.

Phantom Falls is a smaller cascade style waterfall that is very picturesque. A 400m pathway to the falls passes through beautiful lush bush and passes over two lovely bridges before reaching a viewing platform.

Snobs Creek FallsSnobs Creek Falls at Eildon offer spectacular views as they drop more than 100 metres over a series of rocky outcrops. A short walk from the carpark to the base of the Falls includes a number of observation platforms close to the thundering water.

South West Victoria

Nigretta Falls, WannonNigretta Falls at Wannon has a multi-channel cascade of small drops and is next to a car park. The amount of water varies with the time of year. The best time to view the falls is between June and October.

Wannon FallsWannon Falls at Wannon has a 30 metre single plunge into a deep pool below. There is a viewing platform which offers spectacular views. The amount of water varies with the time of year. The best time to view the falls is between June and October.

MacKenzie Falls, GrampiansMacKenzie Falls at Zumsteins is an ionic waterfall in the Grampians which flows all year. There are two viewpoints, either walk to the base of the falls (750m via a steep path) where water cascades over huge cliffs into a deep pool or to a viewing platform at the Bluff which offers great views of the Falls (1km on level ground).

Erskine Falls near Lorne cascade over one of the highest drops in the Otways. There is a viewing point above the falls and a walking track leads to the base of the falls.

Beehive Falls at Roses Gap in the Grampians is a picturesque waterfall which drops 25 metres into sheltered rock pools surrounded by ferns. It is best after rain and if you visit in spring it is often surrounded by pink and white Grampians Thryptomene flowers.

Hopkins Falls, WangoomThe Hopkins Falls at Wangoom plunges down a rocky escarpment. There is a viewing platform offers fantastic viewing opportunities and a track down to the bottom of the falls. The Falls are most spectacular in winter and spring when rainfall is usually at its peak. In summer the water flows over the falls at a much slower pace.

Photo Credit: Thanks to Annie Basel for the photos of Wannon Falls and Nigretta Falls flowing.

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