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Waterfalls

Waterfalls can be found throughout Victoria. The best time of year to see them is during winter and spring when higher rainfall ensures larger water flow along the rivers these falls are located on.

Agnes Falls

Agnes Falls

Agnes Falls are located in the Strzelecki Ranges, 10 kilometres inland from Port Welshpool and Toora.

The falls are found in a scenic reserve where the Agnes River tumbles over rocks into a gorge, creating the highest single span waterfall in Victoria at 59 metres. The falls viewing areas are very accessible, just a short walk from the car park.

Further information: Parks Victoria

Erskine Falls

Erskine Falls

Erskine Falls are a 10 kilometre drive inland from the popular coastal town of Lorne, within the lush Great Otway National Park.

After a short walk from the car park, visitors can see the Erskine River as it tumbles over one of the highest drops in the Otway Ranges. There are two main viewing areas - an easy to reach upper lookout, or walk down more than 200 steps to the base of the falls.

Hopetoun Falls

Hopetoun Falls

The Hopetoun Falls are located within the Great Otway National Park at Beech Forest, 24 kilometres east of Lavers Hill and 41 kilometres north-west of Apollo Bay.

The cascading waters of Hopetoun Falls on the Aire River can be enjoyed from the viewing platform at car park, or take a longer walk down a steep path and steps to the base of the falls. They are widely regarded as one of the most beautiful falls in the Otway Ranges.

Hopkins Falls

Hopkins Falls

The Hopkins Falls are located on the Hopkins River, 15 kilometres north-east of Warrnambool.

The Hopkins Falls plunge over 10 metres over dark basalt rocks into a series of pools. These falls are particularly interesting due to their huge width, providing a spectacular effect during periods of high rainfall and water flow.

MacKenzie Falls

MacKenzie Falls

The MacKenzie River flows out from Lake Wartook and through the Grampians National Park. The MacKenzie Falls are located on the MacKenzie River, 18 kilometres west of Halls Gap. They are the largest falls in the Grampians.

Take a short walk from the car park to a lookout above the MacKenzie Falls, or get up and close by taking the steep trail which descends to the rockpool at the base of the falls. These waterfalls flow well even during summer and times of drought.

Don't forget to see Broken Falls - a smaller waterfall which can be viewed from the track that leads to the lookout above the MacKenzie Falls.

Further information: Parks Victoria

Nigretta Falls and Wannon Falls

Nigretta Falls and Wannon Falls

Both these falls are located on the Wannon River, 15 and 17 kilometres west of Hamilton.

The Nigretta Falls are set within a scenic bush reserve with steps that lead right to the base of the falls.

At the larger Wannon Falls, the river flows over a basalt lava shelf and then drops about 30 metres into a deep plunge pool.

Steavenson Falls

Steavenson Falls

In the beautiful holiday town of Marysville are Steavenson Falls. They are very easy to get to - just 3 kilometres from the town centre.

Steavenson Falls are one of the highest waterfalls in Victoria with a drop of 84 metres. Due to the forested catchment of the Steavenson River, there is generally good flows at all times of year. It is an easy 350 metre stroll along a wide track from the car park to the falls, and there are several viewing areas.

For an interesting experience, visit the falls after dusk as they are floodlit until 11pm.

Toorongo Falls

Toorongo Falls

The scenic tourist village of Noojee, on the way to Mount Baw Baw, is home to Toorongo Falls. Follow Toorongo Falls Road along the Toorongo River to a reserve which is about 9 kilometres from the town centre.

Toorongo Falls are set within a wet forest, a 750 metre walk through the lush bush from the car park. Get right up close to the falls at the observation platform near its base where the Little Toorongo River cascades down the rocks.

Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls

Trentham Falls are located on the Coliban River near the small town of Trentham in the Macedon Ranges.

These are the highest single-drop waterfall in Victoria, plunging 32 metres over basalt cliffs.

Triplet Falls

Triplet Falls

12 kilometres east of Lavers Hill, in the Great Otway National Park near the Otway Fly, is Triplet Falls.

The falls are located on Youngs Creek within ancient mountain ash and myrtle beech forests. There are three separate cascading streams with several walking tracks in the area offering views of falls.

Further information: Parks Victoria