The Best Waterfalls in Victoria to Explore this Summer
Spend your summer chasing and exploring some of the best waterfalls in Victoria.
When TLC said don't go chasing waterfalls they clearly hadn't seen the ones in Victoria. From the iconic Stevensons and MacKenzie falls, to the lesser-known La La and Olinda Falls, we've rounded up the best waterfalls in Victoria that you need to chase this summer. So, strap on your hiking boots, pack some water and get ready to explore.
One of the most impressive waterfalls in Victoria is Trentham Falls. The water cascades over 32 metres before reaching the river below and is carried over ancient basalt columns. Whilst you can't access the waterfall from the top, the viewing area is only a short walk from the carpark. The falls are located just over an hour out of Melbourne and make a great scenic spot for a packed picnic lunch.
Trentham Scenic Reserve Road, Trentham
For a shorter journey to the falls head to Olinda Falls in the Dandenong Ranges. The walk to the viewing platform will only take 10-15 minutes and is shaded the whole way which makes it the perfect waterfall to visit on a hot summer day.
Olinda Falls Reserve, Dandenong Ranges
One of Victoria's most iconic waterfalls, MacKenzie Falls is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. Take in the view from above at the viewing platform or, if you're looking for something a little more challenging, strap on your walking shoes and hike the steep track to the base. Once you're down make sure to reward yourself and cool off with a dip in the falls.
Grampians National Park
If you don't mind a bit of mud, we suggest you visit this waterfall after it rains. With the surrounding greenery and ferns coming alive and the falls flowing more intensely, if you're lucky you might come across some wildlife on your hike. This is truly the most magical waterfall in Victoria.
O'Donohue Picnic Ground, Sassafras
This tranquil walk through the rainforest near Warburton will lead you over enchanting stone arch bridges and past bubbling streams on your way to the main waterfall. So, if you're looking for an invite to explore one of the best waterfalls in Melbourne, this is it!
Irruka Road, Warburton
Only a short drive from the Great Ocean Road is Erskine Falls. Wander through the lush rainforest to discover the falls, then climb down the stairs to see the waterfall from its second lookout. If you're feeling adventurous, continue the walk down the river for 7.5kms and take in the stunning scenery.
Great Otway National Park
If you're looking for picturesque waterfalls in Victoria, you don't need to look further than Hopetoun Falls. If you're up for it, follow the stairs, through the ferns, down to the viewing platform below for the most impressive view of the waterfall.
Aire Valley Road, Beech Forest
Established in 1895 to give the workers at the Melbourne Flour Milling Company water, Dights Falls is where the saltwater from the surrounding ocean joins with the water from the Yarra River. These are the closest falls to the Inner City and are popular with cyclists who cycle the Yarra Trail that passes through the falls.
142 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford
The highest waterfalls in Victoria, Stevenson Falls are 84 metres high and are a favourite of locals and visitors alike. We recommend setting out on the Tree Fern Gully Trail, which starts from the heart of the nearby town and goes for 3.4kms to the base of the falls.
Falls Road, Marysville
This waterfall has been carved into the side of the hill on Sailors Creek. Located just outside of Hepburn Springs, these falls will delight nature and history buffs alike. Constructed in the 1870's, the tunnel was designed to help miners in their search for gold. Nowadays it's a popular spot in the Hepburn Springs area for visitors who come to discover the history of the region.
Hepburn Regional Park, Blowhole Road, Hepburn Springs
Has this round-up got you falling head-over-heels to see Victoria's best waterfalls? If you're interested in exploring more of regional Victoria check out our guide to the 7 Must See Wonders in Victoria and explore The Best Caravan Parks in Victoria for Weekend Road Tripping. Adventure awaits!
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